My sweet mama made me a beautiful gift. The most beautiful gifts are handmade aren't they? As soon as I held these in my hands I couldn't wait to share them with you. These really inspired me to make kitchen-y Christmas gifts for the ladies in my family this year...which I haven't actually started sewing yet. Of course.
Look how sweet! Fabric adorned kitchen towels and a potholder to match. Love it. Mom bought a few yards of this kitchen toweling at a quilt shop last year and this is what she's done with it.
These go perfectly in my kitchen. Which I would show you, but it's a mess. I will show you my sweet new gingham curtains though! I've had the fabric for these for ages, but never got around to them. Somehow they magically appeared on my windows when my mom was here visiting this fall. Funny how that happens.
Unfortunately, the trim around my windows didn't get magically painted while she was here. The trim was finished this summer, but and are still the primer white. They look nice until you get up close, then it's quite obvious that they need to be painted.
See above? Totally needs paint. Which I have and has been sitting in the kitchen for months. I'm a loser.
Thankfully even though I'm a loser, my sweet German friend Sabine loves me anyway. And she surprised me with THE most lovely gift this week. I opened this and almost fainted.
She stitched and framed this for me!! It's hanging near the kitchen table right now, so that I can see it all day while the girls and I do school. It's a bit dark in the kitchen, not good lighting so I haven't gotten a great picture of it yet. I'll do a proper photo shoot soon, but couldn't help but get it up on the wall as soon as possible! It kills me it's so cute.
I love this so much. Making dinner has been so much more enjoyable since I take little trips to see my new Christmas stitchery! I can't thank you enough Sabine!! xoxo
Now, making dinner is also pretty fun because I get to hang out with the Christmas bunny. Charles aka Foofy is his name(s). This month he is officially known as the Christmas bunny. Soon he will be the New Year Bunny, then the Presidents Day bunny and let's not forget the Easter bunny.
It's a bit difficult to get a good picture of an active Christmas bunny. The next one is blurry, but you get a good idea why I call him Foofy.
He's a fluffy little angel. His cage is actually in the kitchen/dining area. It's really the best place for him. He was in my daughter's room, but he likes being in the kitchen so much, and uses a litter box every time he has to go potty, so it made sense to move him down here. When we're home he literally just hangs out in the kitchen. He LOVES attention, especially head rubs.
It's so hard to get him still for a picture! So I asked my daughter to rub his head so he'd sit still for a minute. As soon as she stopped,
Christmas bunny on the move!
We put this rug down on the tile floor in the kitchen. That way he can get traction for his acrobatic jumps, since he has such fluffy feet that slide on the tile.
Ok, time for me to get back to work. School, then into town for the girls' dance lessons, then home to make dinner with the Christmas bunny. Then, if I can push aside my loser-ish tendencies, I will head to the sewing room to get started on some Christmas gifts. That or sit on the couch with a glass of wine. x