Warm Up.

It's Friday!  It's freezing!  Literally.  It's exactly 32 degrees here as I write this and the grass is frosted.  I know a lot of you have been trying to hold out on putting the heat on.  We've been doing that, too, although we have ours programmed to cycle on if it gets down past 66 during the day and 60 at night.  I actually "turned the heat on" a few weeks ago (in quotes because it didn't actually come on- it's been too warm) just in case we needed it.  It gets cold really quickly upstairs where the kids sleep, and Greta still isn't fantastic about staying under the covers.  Gus is old enough to stay put and cocoon himself in but his sister hasn't quite learned that yet.  Anyway, the past few mornings it's been kicking on, and for the first time in months we hear the radiators clicking and can smell the heat wafting out.  Winter is quickly on its way.  Let's take a look at some nice cuddly stuff to keep us warm.

Chunky mittens are a must.

A chunky cowl is too.

Or an extremely chunky cowl.  This doubles as a capelet, too.  In 9 colors.  I want them all.

Felted slippers for babies and adults alike.

This blanket. This is actually a pattern listing, so I need someone to make me one.  Please?

Of course, there's always hot chocolate....

Feeling warmer already, how about you?


In other news, the shop has gotten an update.  I've been trying to get some new stuff up and did a bunch of listing yesterday.  I've been working on my photos, trying to get them uniform and pretty, and I rearranged the items so it has a better flow to it.  I've got new scarves, tote bags, and ornaments, plus hoop art is making a comeback, with 84 colors to choose from.  I'm hoping to get a few more things photographed and listed this weekend, so I hope you'll check in with me.  I made it up to 86 items (finally) with a goal of somewhere between 100-150 by holiday shopping time.  See something you like?  Use NEW15 for 15% off at checkout for the next few days.

Have a great weekend!


  1. ohhhhh..such a nice surprise to see my cowl scarf! Thank you so much Kristen

  2. You're welcome! I love all the new stuff you've been making. It was hard to choose one to pick!

  3. Such gorgeous stuff! You always pick the best pieces to show off here!

  4. Great choices, love them all! I really hope the weather here in Spain will get more Autumny soon, we're still wearing short sleeves and sandals here! (They said today in the news that it has been the hottest October ever!). It makes me sad because I love Fall so much. They say that maybe next Tuesday will finally get cooler, I hope so!

  5. Thanks, Alyson! I love so many things that I find on Etsy. My favorites are truly like a wish list!

  6. I just wish we could keep autumn for a little bit longer. It seems to go by so quickly here and then we are stuck in winter for 6 months. It's such a nice season, though- I love being able to wear jeans and a sweater and maybe still sandals, but not need a coat and hat and all. The weather can be so perfect!

  7. Wonderful finds! Just in time! Yesterday morning we have frozen puddles here in Russia (central region), but today it's a bit warmer.
    Lovely blog, added it in bookmarks.
    And thank you for including my mittens in such a great company.

  8. Brrr! That makes me cold just thinking about it!!

  9. Paige @ Little NostalgiaOctober 28, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    It was actually pretty okay here over the weekend! Around 50 and sunny both days, which was perfect deck building weather. My nose only ran a little, haha.

    I still love Ayla's new scarves. :-)

  10. I'm excited about the deck! You will blog about it, yes?

  11. Aaah! The felted baby slippers! So adorable.

  12. I know! I want to order a pair of adult ones when she comes back from vacation. They look so snuggly.