Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Our homemade pop-up Christmas card

Happy holidays! Chris and I are enjoying a cozy Christmas together in Ottawa. 

We had an early Christmas with my family in BC last weekend. Everyone was together for my brother's wedding and my mother brought a cute little tree for our guest ranch chalet.

We made the garland and star from scrap paper

The Christmas Challenge was a huge success. My family is so talented and thoughtful!

this photo doesn't do justice to the etched wine glass my brother made for my mom

Chris and I had the bride and groom to make presents for. Inspired by pillows I had seen on etsy and the work of Ottawa artist Karina Bergmans, I took two thrifted jackets and turned them into initial throw pillows.

In keeping with the font theme, we also monogrammed two hand towels using vintage buttons.

It was really easy to do but I think the finished product is pretty cute.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Nothing says Christmas like zombies and Scooby Doo

Our friends hosted an awesome gingerbread building contest. With so much delicious gingerbread and candy, our team obviously went a little overboard.

 Clearly the trouble started when the Mystery Machine ran over one of the undead.

Watch out behind you Scooby!

 Fred is so dead.

We managed to tie for last place. Maybe the judges haven't seen the Threadless shirt.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Missing my rats

Nim just the other day

Sadly Nim passed away yesterday. 
The apartment seems much emptier without my rats.

Thank you to everyone for all the well wishes and to Kim for posting the photo of Nim on desire to inspire.