Hello, hope everyone had a good Christmas. A short time before the day itself, I finally made it to the Christmas market in Brno. Sadly, poor little Eliska was too cold to stay there long, so I had a quick look round. I saw lots of people there and admired their ability to suffer the freezing cold, then noted the wine they held in their hands. Ah, so that is the trick, I mused.
I was rather taken with the coat worn by this young lady, so had to hover by her trying to take a picture. I do hope she did not mistake me for a deranged stalker.
I found some dear little birdies here and practised my awful Czech whilst buying them. Luckily, I was understood and the man who makes them locally happily posed for a picture.
In the new year I will be making more stuff, such as the lace cuff above, the dolls and the doll brooch, a work in progress. Roman bought me a sewing machine for Christmas, so that should help make things easier. I will be opening an Etsy shop to put these things in. Hopefully, someone might buy my strange spangly creations.
Eliska was transfixed by the Christmas tree at the home of her grandparents. She is still somewhat mystified by the whole shebang though.
The snow melted just before Christmas day, the very cheek of it.
I made this very sparkly doll just before Christmas and her sparkles seem quite fitting. I think she looks a little tipsy in the first picture. With so many sequins, she seems a bit fiddly for Eliska, so I think she will be a present for my friend Bess.
Roman says that Christmas is all about curling up on the sofa. This sounds like a plan.
We are still in the process of doing up a little house and hopefully will move there early next year. It sounds hard to believe, as there is still lots to do, but we now have a chimney breast, windows and a lovely arch into the kitchen.
Well, that is kind of a summing up if things going on before and around my festive period. In the blink of an eye, it is all gone. and it will be time for the start of a new year.