What a huge year 2012 has been for us!
We built a house!
I mean wow.
I'm currently typing this as I'm sweating after having been out weeding and picking up broken roof tiles.
It is currently 39C here. Hot.
I had been unable to post a few items I made this year because they were gifts. I had set out to give everyone a handmade gift or buy them something that was handmade. However, due to poor planning and being preoccupied with the house, I was only successful in making gifts for a few people.
Here were my 2012 handmade gifts:
|It all started with Dr Seuss and Peter Rabbit pillow cases for Jordan (Aaron's niece).|
I saw the material and couldn't pass it up.
|A herringbone stitched cowl for my mother. I enjoyed making this thoroughly.|
The free pattern can be found here.
|Pompom leg warmers for a college friend who just had a baby girl. I ditched the boring stripes and went with cute fun pompoms!|
|A cute wee sweater for a friend who has the cutest little baby boy in Dunedin.|
And wee book bags for my niece and nephew.
And some photos from New Zealand:
|How can anyone get sick of this scene? Flying into New Zealand, over the alps.|
|Seriously, Hobbit stuff right here.|
|The first time I actually liked the taste of walnuts. These are grown from Aaron's Dad's place. The complexity of smoky woody aroma is amazing.|
|Aaron checking out the creek in his parents backyard.|
|Aaron on the left, Mark on the right.|
|A trip to Dunedin to visit a couple of friends. Dunedin's most architecturally beautiful strip joint.|
|We stayed at the Mercure which has a really beautiful old fashioned facade.|
|We stopped in at Evansdale Cheese. I adore there Yellow bay. We use to taste test them a the farmers market all the time.|
And for the first day of 2013, we spent it at Healesville Santurary park: