Category Archives: holidays


The last pocket in the advent calendar held a felted manger and baby Jesus. (Mary arrived a day earlier in the month.  The funky stable was felted by a friend – intended as a hat but has become a play cave).

By the time I had woken up and come downstairs,  the animals had gathered round.


We devised a scavanger hunt for the kids and their cousins while at my parents for new year’s. One of the assignments was to find a reflection of yourself and take a picture. This was Eily’s:

The cousins also made boats and, upon the recommendation of my sister, we sailed them alongside halved walnut shells glowing with candles and blessed with new year’s wishes, in the (frozen) pond in my parent’s yard.