Here's the view I've had from my kitchen window these past few weeks (at least up until a few days ago). The sun is coming up earlier and earlier, the light is just beautiful. We've gotten a lot of snow and cold weather lately. I've done my best to try and enjoy it as I mentioned in my earlier post, but nah, I'm still longing for spring. I love the slower pace of winter, but life with small kids is just so much easier when its warmer outside. Esther started walking amidst the chicken pox and teething hell we've been in, and I am so looking forward to a lot of outdoors time with her, watching her discover the world.
Speaking of fun, I had the best time last Sunday. A few friends and I took the day off from our families and visited a crafts festival in Stockholm (Syfestivalen). It was absolute eye candy - there was yarn everywhere, and every handcraft you could think of was represented. Knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, jewelry making, needle felting and probably more things I can't think of now. It was so inspiring and so. much. FUN. We spent hours walking around, talking and checking out the booths. And buying of course.
I bought fabric for the smocks I'm planning to sew for Esther, some yarn for a neck warmer I've cast on for (more on that later) and a book by Cath Kidston with simple sewing projects. The book includes fabric for the bag that's shown on the front cover, how great is that?! I am totally in love with this book, there are so many projects in there that I want to do. So much to do, so little time, right?!