The weeks before Christmas seem to fly by faster than they do the rest of the year, certainly twice as fast as they do in January. I have been sewing lately but most things are secret.
I have to show you these cotton pants I made even though they really are summer pants! I am so happy with how they turned out and Lilly likes them too.
There are so many little secrets this time of year and they are so hard to hide from inquisitive eyes!
Yes, those are the two sets of inquisitive eyes I meant! The snow drifting down this morning helped motivate us to get outside for an early morning Sunday walk.
Lilly wanted to carry her favorite "baby" (a little pig stuffed animal) in her shawl. I made her the mittens last fall and had forgotten about them. I had put them aside thinking they were not ever going to fit properly, but now they are perfect. Lilly's homemade socks were sliding down in her boots this morning though and here you see daddy fixed everything just right.
Finally, some wonderful stands from last week's Christmas market!
Lykke og Liten was new this year and the two designers were so much fun to talk with! They love going to flea markets too, live in Oslo and make wonderful clothes completly from thrifted materials.
Another great stand was ZN Design with such hip and fun children's clothes!
They combine fabrics to make such vibrant and joyous mixes.
Here below are the partners of ZN Design. Lilly and I know Merethe, on the right, well as she works in Lilly's open day care that we attend weekly.
Another amazing textile stand that caught my eye was the work of Marianne Skarpnes.
She hand prints the fabrics and then has workers do the hand stitching.
I hope you enjoyed the Christmas market!
I just wanted to thank everyone for voting for my doll in the toy contest on Etsy! I made third place thanks to your help! I also wanted to share the happy news that this past week I had my treasuries hit the Front Page of Etsy for the third and fourth time. Here is the third FP!