dissabte, 31 de desembre de 2016

So this is Christmas...

...and what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young
A very Merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And it's Xmas again
And every year it seems to be here sooner.

I'm not a fan of Xmas, I don't like to be happy just because "it's the RIGHT thing to do"

But, If we must celebrate, let's do it properly.
And that's why, for four years in a row now, I've made a Christmas Ornament for every member of my family.
First year it was snowflakes, second baubles, third wreaths, and this year, bells.
I've used Drops Eskimo and the Purl Soho pattern for the little bell.

The fulling process was quite tedious and harsh with my hands, as always, but I like it. I like the feeling of the fabric getting thicker and the piece becoming smaller.
And I like to put them all on the table the 26th and to see them all hanging from trees and doors and lamps and windows and shelves. 
Happy Solstice Everyone!
the whole shebang
prototype - left, def version - right