Friday, February 12, 2010

Winter Crafts

Well, it's been a bit of a while hasn't it? This is just going to be a crafty post since I haven't done one in a long time. I actually finished these socks a while go, but I never showed you a complete photo of them. So here they are! I was finally brave enough to just wear them and they are the most cozy things I have ever put on my feet. Which is why I started a second pair of socks!
Meet my Raspberry Float (which are very yummy, perhaps all post about them sometime) socks. This is where I'm at on the second sock, it's a hand painted super-wash wool that I'm pretty sure you can only get here in Alaska, the pattern however, is free here.
For Christmas, I made these lace pointe shoe bags for my best dance friends (and me).

See what I've done to my tree? I've been trying to do as much as I can to keep winter happy and beautiful this year. Usually about this time I just get disgusted with it and can only dream of spring and flowering trees. So please, if you have any ideas or suggestions of things to do to keep winter magical, let me know, the snow won't go away here for good three months.

I don't have much time, but I'll leave you with a hint of what I'm working on for (hopefully!) my little fashion collection. I have no clue if it will work out or not, since I've been planing these things for over a year and it's never happened. I hope you all have a lovely Friday and weekend,

much love,



Bee said...

you are so very talented


sara said...

oh wow clara you are very talented! those socks look so snuggly and warm :)i'm excited to hear more about this fashion collection!

Faux Naif said...

i can't believe you knitted those socks!

elle s'ennuie said...

That tree is quite amazing :)
I don't really have any tips on how to make the end tail of winter more manageable, I'm suffering a bit of the same woe - I've loved this winter, but it's dragging on a little too long at this point, I am ready for spring! Of course, spring won't be here for another month and a half... But more birds are singing, even when snow is falling, and we have more sunny days, so I take a little solace from them that soon, soon spring will come and the earth will awaken and everything will be fresh and new again :)

elle s'ennuie said...

P.S. When I was little, I used to go on walks with my grandmother, and when it would get closer to spring, we'd be out to look for little signs that winter is withdrawing and making room for spring - simple things like pigeons cooing at each other, icicles melting in the sun, snow first melting from around trees, tiniest hints of buds on tree branches... and so on. I still do this :)


I love the ballet bags ... will look forward to seeing more creations. I said it before but i so LOVE your tree. xx

sara said...

of course we would be friends dear clara :) i already think we are ♥

Clara said...

Thank you so much my dears!
Sara: I'll be sure to tell you more about the fashion collection when I know. you are quite right, we most certainally are friends.

elle s'ennuie: I need to take walks more often, they are so perfect for clearing the mind (which I could use lots of!)thanks for reminding me of this pleasure!

Eliza said...

Oh dearest Clara, those socks are so dreamy, you have the hands of a fairy :) And those bags for the pointe shoes are so dreamy, you are very talented. Lace turns everything more beautiful. I've been missing you and your blog, sometimes I am so absent, it's terrible. You are so wonderful, coming here is like stepping into wonderland. Thank you for this <3

Anonymous said...

Ah, I feel the same! I love Winter very much, but it feels very heavy on my shoulders right now. The snow won't go away until March or April, and it suffocates me. I hope you are all right. ♥
Love, Vera

magnoliaamber said...

I love your socks and I wish I have one... Oh you have such talented hands:)

Please share with us more about the trees.. I wonder how you would decorate it for the summer to come:)

Clara said...

Eliza: I must say that is probably the most wonderful compliment I've recieved thank you so much! I absolutely agree about lace making everything beautiful, I just can't seem to get enough of it. and I've missed you too my dear, I must visit your little blog soon. <3

Vera: yes you do know exactly what I'm feeling. winter just gets so LONG! I'm doing okay, just know you help me make it though any hard times my dear. love you. :)

magnoliaamber: I promise I will share more about my tree, but I don't know how soon it will be. know that I want to though, and I'm looking forward to decorating it for summer as well, spring first though! :)

Sara Nia said...

Your tree is beautiful and magical! I ALWAYS wanted a tree in my room! How did you go about making it?? I'm just dying to know!!