{fo} just really BIG socks!

Knit Christmas Stocking

Last year around this time I started a goal to knit our family a new Christmas stocking. I never completed the project. I took on too many projects last year, including preparing for the biggest event of my life.

This year, I took up that project again and I’m determined to finish by December 1st! These pair are for hubby and I. His on the left, mine on the right.

I’m really excited about how these are turning out. Perhaps after I’m done, I will write out a pattern for them. I wasn’t able to find a pattern that I liked so essentially, I’m just making some really big socks and seeing how it goes!

Knit Christmas Stocking

Stocking on the left:
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool (main) & Ella Rae Classic (accent)

Stocking on the right:
Yarn: Noro Kureyon (main) & Ella Rae Classic (accent)

Now it’s 2 down, 2 to go, with 2 weeks to go! The girls stockings are going to be much more challenging. They’ve requested stockings with bears and candy canes! Oh Boy!

What’s on your Christmas knit list?


holiday market season kickoff + little helpers

The official kick-off of my holiday market season is underway and I had a little help today.

flowerpot designs holiday market display

The girls have been asking to help mommy out at her shows for a little while now, but timing had always been difficult and show locations haven’t been convenient. Today, though, the first holiday show in my line-up, was manageable on all counts! So the girls came with me for the adventure.

lornepark_show5 lornepark_show4

It was delightful having them with me for the morning (half a day was all they could handle). My oldest seemed to have the most interest in what I was selling, what people were buying and what everyone else was selling and doing, while my youngest was a natural sales girl. She was not shy, told on-lookers about the prices and asked them to try it on!


A wonderful experience to share with my girls, for sure! Perhaps more in the future, even!



Halloween round up with the girls. Besides Christmas, this is my next favourite Hallmark holiday! It’s especially wonderful to re-live the experience every year with my girls.


This year, I put my crafty carving skills to work on their favourite character’s from Disney’s Frozen – Elsa and Olaf.


While she put her creative decorating skills to work on this giant pumpkin!


While we transformed the front yard into an extra spooky graveyard. My hope is to build upon the graveyard each year and expand it until it covers the entire front lawn one Halloween night!

Hope you all had a Happy Halloween this past weekend!

Now, hello November!

christmas memories

I took these photos in the beginning of December when we first put up our Christmas tree, but I forgot to post them.

Each year I frame our family Christmas photo and hang it on the tree. I love remembering each year and marking the growth of our family in these itty bitty photos.





How about you? Do you have any holiday traditions or yearly mementos?

movies & makers: recap

movies_boothThe last holiday craft show of 2012 was spent catching up, learning from, and discovering with friends!  I learned a lot in the crazy 6 weeks of craft show busyness. From tips and tricks to what to do and what NOT to do for next year! I meet new friends and was inspired by so many. It was a fun month and half – full and tired – but happy experience all around.

movies_carolenysMy lovely and fun booth neighbours…

:: Carolenys of Lazooleeta

movies_michelle:: Michelle of Thunderpeep Designs

movies_darcy:: Darcy of Tea with Gladys

With crazy craft show season over, you’ll find me at The Arts Market and Beadle on a regular basis. A little breather so I can catch up with my Christmas gift knitting — only 4 more days (eck!)

Merry Christmas, everyone!