Yikes! Winter is here in my part of Canada. We've been lucky so far this season to have very little snow and relatively decent (warmish !) temperatures. But the last few days have been frigid !!
Too cold for any outdoor play.
So --I've been busy keeping "The Littles" happy inside the house without the use of too much technology. Sometimes easier said than done, but we're survivin' and thrivin' !!
This morning the kids requested pancakes for breakfast. I made them with an extra bit of love, sautee-ing some sliced apples in butter and cinnamon. Onto the pancakes the apples went along with a big swirl of caramel sauce.
Let's just say, Caramel Apple Pancakes might be the favourite new breakfast in our home!!
The cold means crafting time and as usual, I've been busy!
I found a ton of these hand-crocheted snowflakes at a second hand store recently. Unfortunately the store was closing (too bad because I really liked this little shop in my hometown! ), and the lady sold me 25 of them for $1.00.
Can you believe it? I felt like I was stealing them!!
Someone put a TON of work into these!!
To jazz them up a bit I dug into my white button jar and grabbed some thin white ribbon on which to tie them.
A few minutes and some glue-gun burns later, each of my little flakes had a vintage button centre:
And onto the ribbon they went, spaced evenly so that each and every flake could be seen. I tied little knots on each one so that they couldn't escape down the draped ribbon!!
And here's the finished product, hung across my fireplace:
It's actually part of my latest mantel-scape, but you'll have to wait a few days for that!!
Take care and keep warm!!