You know how once in a while there is a project that just makes you giddy? Well this lovely swan has made me giddy. I ordered the pattern from Jen at The Fabled Needle. I fell in love with her photo of the project. I had to copy the color of felt and the way she displayed it. (I hope you don't mind, Jen!)
This swan is completely made by hand and it is by far the most fun I have had sewing in quite a while. I really can't give this project enough praise.
I mean, look at those eyes, and that sweet, sweet capelet. A capelet! I really want to make another as a gift. It is just that much fun!
In food news, our kitchen was a bit underused while we were all under the weather. We did manage to make ourselves a treat one day. Have you seen the new gingerbread marshmallows? Yep, gingerbread. Well, the kids and I made some Rice Krispie treats with those marshmallows and then cut them out using a gingerbread man cookie cutter. Get it? Ok, so it is not an earth shattering idea, but it was fun and yummy.Lucy even made a gingerbread lady by hand. So sweet...
We are planning on making a gingerbread house from scratch in the next week. We have actually never made one. Anyone got any tips?