Monday, January 11
A few of my favourite (wintery) things
Well, snow, of course.
Then there's this gorgeous Alphabet Flash Card set by Lisa De John that small daughter received for Christmas (she is desperate to keep up with her older sister on all things, reading being no exception)
All the cards are a delight (some of the animals are rather curious - Narwhal anyone?) but my favourite is this fox-in-the-snow (where do you go to find something you can eat? - oblique Belle and Sebastian reference. Sorry, i'll stop ponceing around now...)
They're available from a little bookshop I know
A friend of mine recently introduced me to a great Czech children's animation - maybe it's massively famous and I'm late to the party, but anyway, it's called Little Mole and it's so beautifully animated and designed. I love finding good stuff for the kids to watch - makes me feel a bit less guilty about their tv consumption. There's plenty of episodes to see on Youtube, but this one seemed most apt.
Lastly, I had such an amazing find the other day. A beautiful hand-knitted Fairisle cardigan in jolly Norwegian red, white and navy. With such cute buttons (not seen in picture alas). For £1.25. Swoooon. I think Isla looks possibly more adorable than I've ever seen her when she wears it. Especially when she falls asleep on her teddy while I'm cooking tea. (Older daughter is faking, rather convincingly).
So taken with it was I, that I turned up at the Womens Institute cake-jam-and-knitted-goodies stall on Saturday (a weekly event in my town) and pleaded whether anyone knew who might have made it....between us we tracked down the author and so now I am in the process of buying some yarn for a larger one to be made for Nelly. I will be furnishing you with the photos of the matching cardies in due course. I'm sure you're all on the edges of your seats.
(P.S. Can I apologise for being a bit absent lately. Loads going on, including building work, which means the electricity is a bit on/off. Thanks to everyone who's popped by and commented - and I'm looking forward to catching up on my favourite blogs properly as soon as it's all sorted)