22 December, 2012

Star Wars ... the saga continues

Hubby is in the kitchen cooking for this evening .... he's preparing a scrumptuous gravy for the pasta called "mare e monti" (aka sea and mountains) with shrimps, fish, mushrooms, olives .... so mouth watering! I can hear he and Dauhgter chatting about preparing almond crunch .... hmmm more and more scrumptuous and yummy!!

... and I am laying on the sofa, watching "Eureka" on tv, drinking tea and playing with my laptop ... ahhhhhh that's life!!

After all I survived the end of the world and I deserve some cuddles :))
This morning I ended another present on my to do Christmas list that I have to give away this evening (still in the Star Wars mood), R2-D2 (for some strange reason someone translated the name in italian as C1-P8, duh!) taaa daaahhh:

It turned out to be 24mm tall. I also jointed the legs so it can pose easily.
I still have few things to finish but I am having so much fun with the saga .......

... may the Force be - still - with you ....

20 December, 2012

A long time ago ...

In a Galaxy far, far away ...

This is the Christmas present I made for my brother. He loves the saga and I am sure he will go crazy for it. The little lightsaber is made with glow in the dark thread, the arms are jointed and movable and the robe is removable. I bought the pattern from the very talented Lucy of Lucyravenscar  but I modified it a little to reduce the size.
And before wrapping it, I played a little:

The babies had a lot of fun (and the cat too!).

... may the Force be with you ...

17 December, 2012

Snow and Presents

8 days to Christmas ... have you already bought all your Christmas presents?
I usually try to make them by myself but this year first I had the Christmas bazaar of my son's school (I made 30 Christmas stockings with appliqués, 3 Santa's sacks, 4 totes, and other few things), then the Christmas bazaar of my friend's son kindergarten (I made 26 felt hearts with appliqués buttons and beads) and at the end I got the flu! 
While I was lying on the sofa like a shapeless Blob I ordered most of the presents on line.
What a good idea I had! No crowded shops, no queue at the cash desk, no feet ache .... they have already arrived and are under the tree (except for the ones that will bring Santa!):

And the snow arrived too! Ohhh I so love Christmas with the snow and I really hope it will last till next week, look how wonderful it is:

My windows are full of noses marks and it's not only the children to press the nose on the windows, there is someone else doing her best:

How charming is the falling snow???

Long overdue post!!

We already are into the month of November and I realised I haven't posted since February ... gosh! I have been super busy with work, k...