I received a couple of wee hand-me-down Engel wool shirts and a wool diaper cover from a friend of mine for the new babe.
I ought to take a step back here and say that we are preparing to welcome another babe to our family, a sibling for Maus and Cub, towards the […]
This is Sally. Sally Snake. I won’t talk about the originality of the name – that’s just how it is.
The upstairs of our 1 ½ storey 1940’s home is odd. We have one bedroom, a closet, and an unfinished section with odd roof angles, that could creatively be turned into something some day…but […]
A friend and I were talking about baby essentials the other day. She had read an extensive list and was skeptical that one needed all of it. It made me think of my own list, and while the list changes for everyone, and even sometimes between babies, this one worked for us; a Maus’s view […]
As I was knitting Cub’s birthday sweater Maus would periodically check on the progress, and mention, while doing so, that she would like another sweater as well. Pink, she would say. I thought the Sunday Sweater pattern would be a good one to do, […]
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 […]
I recently finished Milo for Maus, and we definitely have a winner here!
With winter quickly approaching I wanted an extra layer that would keep her warm, yet not overheat her when she is indoors. A vest was the perfect midway point, keeping […]
If you were to go and buy a cashmere sweater in a high-end store it would likely cost round about $100 at minimum. One for you, that you would be able to wear for years. If you were to buy one for a child it would likely cost you nearly as much and you may […]
Three sisters, Sarah, Robin, and Claire, grew up playing on imaginary battlements and going on adventures on their family’s 2½ acre wooded property.
Sarah, the one who does ‘pretty much everything’ at SnapdragonFortress, is an artist, writer, toy-maker and mama. She lives in […]
Autumn knitting is a wonderful thing…as the evenings are dark much earlier, the rain hits the windows, and outside the temperatures are getting colder, it is nice to be curled on the the couch with knitting in hand. These last few weeks have been so busy for us though, […]
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