Tuesday, 7 December 2010

A wintery weekend

It has been truly bitter here for the last couple of days. Last night and this morning saw the sharpest frost I have possibly ever seen. It was thick like snow. The air was filled with tiny ice crystals that looked like glitter floating. It was really quite magical.
I have been busy trying to make at least some handmade Christmas presents, I try to do this every year and usually end up frustrated, in a temper and out of time, but this year I vow to make at least three. I will post some pictures tomorrow of a little hand stitching project I have underway.
In other news I have been trying to make the flat look a bit more seasonal, I am aiming to have my own handmade twiggy tree rather than a bought one but it's really been a bit too cold to go out collecting twigs. In the mean time I have settled for some ivy on the mantle piece. It all looked lovely until I accidentally set fire to it with one of my lit candles.


  1. Oh yes, the old ivy-and-the-candle scenario, although I've always managed to singe the holly!
    Good luck with the present making, it can be very frustrating.

  2. I love candles - and we rely on them in times of power cuts; but am always afraid of setting the place on fire! Take care, maybe the ivy around the windows, well away from any candle flame? I love your last photo.