Visiting a Winter Wonderland

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

230/365, originally uploaded by jill willcott.

My long absence can only be excused by the fact that I'm home for the holidays. I've been spending everyday and night visiting with friends and family, catching up on the five long months we've spent apart. It has been snowing like crazy here and there was hoar frost for two days straight on all the trees. It's like living in a winter wonderland. I've been taking lots of pictures, and I'll catch up with you when I'm back in the big city.
I hope you are all having lovely holidays with friends and family.
Merry Christmas!


Monday, 7 December 2009

As predicted, I came home from the Robber shopping event, not with Christmas gifts, but presents for myself! One of which was this lovely ring by Species by the Thousands. I went in thinking I would buy the wolf ring, but this little guy stole my heart. The finish on this ring is amazing. I've admired Species by the Thousands jewelery at Robber for quite awhile and it was time to make the leap. In fact, Robber is one of only two stores in Canada carrying this amazing jewelery line.

Foxes are magnificent animals. I've been lucky enough to see two of them in my lifetime. It's hard to pick a favorite species of fox (why would you, really?) but, the lovely Planet Earth series introduced me to the Tibetian Fox, which I'm positive is the coolest fox in existence.

The orange fox print in the background is by a local Toronto artist, Katie Muth, who I had the pleasure of meeting at her table at Winter Fling...A Craft Thing this past Saturday. (Thanks Michelle for letting me know about the craft sale!) The print is actually a card, but I think I will just put it in a frame on my wall.

Fierce Bunnies by Sonja Ahlers

Saturday, 5 December 2009

DSC_3414, originally uploaded by fieldguided.

Anabela introduced me to Sonja Ahlers yesterday when my friend Kaye and I met up with her at the One of A Kind Show, here in Toronto. I had heard about Sonja's fierce bunnies before the show and seen them behind glass at Magic Pony, but nothing compares to seeing these bunnies up close and holding them in your hand. They are the softest sweetest creatures that will make all your worries go away. Just what I needed after a rough week.
I simply couldn't resist taking home one in a mitten (being a mitten knitter, and all). Taking advice from my favorite quote from Le petit prince: Il est très simple: on ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux (It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye), I took my time picking my bunny, looking for a special one. The special bunny that I took home is the little one in the beige mitten on the right. Isn't she sweet?

You can find some of Sonja's bunnies in her etsy shop.
Anabela has a lovely post about working at the booth with Sonja here.

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