My dad stopped by several weeks ago with a very special treasure. A collection of old cardboard boxes and cigarillo tins, each filled with buttons. Old buttons. Special buttons. Cards of matching buttons for suit jackets carefully cut from buffalo horn. Lovely creamy white and iridescent buttons handmade from shells. […]
A while ago Mausi’s papa gave me this book as a present, “Les couleurs francaises” by Yoshiko Tsukiori. I’ve long admired the styles in the Japanese dress books I had seen, and this book is particularly nice as it has both women’s and girls’ patterns in one book. An Easter dress seemed […]
Our little Cub turned 2 a month ago on March 1st, and although it wasn’t quite ready in time…the buttons were put on that next week, by a week later he had his birthday cardigan. Everyone needs a cardigan. Second only to a hoodie (and a hooded cardigan makes even that unnecessary) a cardigan is […]
Some new seeds just arrived from Cubits, and Maus and I have been busy dreaming about and planning our vegetable garden. There are two seed packets that I am especially excited about this year:
the funky, lobed, heirloom Reisetomate and the Japanese heirloom
Little Mr. C’s 2nd birthday is fast approaching, and as it’s been a while since he has had some handknits made just for him, I thought a cozy cardigan would be just the thing. I’m knitting with with Rowan pure wool worsted, which is a superwash wool and so […]
Papa’s upcycled hat and neck warmer…as modelled by Mama.
Papa doesn’t wear hats. Not really. But I’ve always felt that maybe it was because he didn’t have the right hat. So with the sweater parts leftover after making C another pair of longies this past fall I set about making a […]
It’s cold here just now. Really cold. At least really cold for southwestern Ontario. An average of -23°C not counting the windchill. I am ready for something a little warmer. Even -5°C would seem positively balmy! But the freezing temperatures have made me appreciate our woolies even more (and I wouldn’t have […]
And the sled made its first appearance of the season.
Mausi preparing […]
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