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Wednesday, 22 December 2010


Good morning blogging friends.
It's the last WOYWW before the big day and it's that day of the week when we all have a good snoop round lots of crafting spaces.  If you are here by chance and don't know what I mean then please pop over to Julia's blog and join in the fun.

I've been sitting in the warm knitting [no energy for much else  :-( ].  My cold is, alas, no better so I'm having forced rest at a time when I planned to be busy baking etc.  What the heck....I'm sure Christmas will still come without baking being done  :-)

I have played with the teddy knitting pattern and have made the smallest little knitted bear I've ever seen.  It's so cute and sits in the palm of a hand.

 As you will have seen in a previous post I have also been knitting pixie hats for an advent calendar.
 These are the five you saw earlier in the week....now finished.

 And these are the next five in the bunch.  I'm having such fun choosing wools and designing each little hat.  Each one is different and you all know that is just what I love doing.  :-)  Do you have a favourite?  I love them all  :-)

My birds have been sooooo hungry with all this snow around.

This is the crab apple tree I can see from my kitchen window and this morning I counted 28 birds waiting in it  They sit there and watch me fill a bowl with fruit, seeds and any scraps I can find every morning and are down to eat it all as soon as I put it out for them.

For those who have asked how Fred my pheasant is here he is this morning tucking into the food I have put out for him.  He is looking really fat and well fed  :-)

Finally I would like to say a huge thank you to you all for the support and wonderful comments you all leave me and  I would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and hope 2011 brings you everything you wish for yourselves.  Stay well, warm and cosy and I will be back to check up on you all as and when I am able.

Ive just added a link to JoZart's blog in my side bar.  She is offering a Christmas gift draw so please pop over and join in with a chance to win.


Cathy said...

love reading your posts - a pheasant ..... mmm did you know Pheasant Pate tastes beautiful LOL

JoZart said...

Love your post... those hats are doing great and 10 already!!! The teeny weeny ted is adorable too so maybe she/he can be one of the gifts inside an advent hat!
Are you planning that Fred goes in the pot! Fattening him for Christmas? Aaaah!
Happy Christmas, Happy Crafting,
Love JoZarty x

Helen said...

Sorry to hear that you've been poorly - hope the cold goes by Christmas. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Love the little hats! (and that snowman in the previous post.!)

Twiglet said...

Those hats are fab! I think you should design little elves to fit them!

Neet said...

So sorry to hear about your cold - hope it doesn't last as long as mine has. Really gets you down, especially at this time of the year.
Love your little teddy - and those hats are fab - can't wait to see what you are doing with them all (Advent?) Love the pink one with the big pom on top. You are so clever wilth your knitting and things.
Hope you have a lovely Christmas and thanks for all your lovely posts - really enjoyable.
ps hope nobody gets hold of your fat pheasant.

Minxy said...

I'm a real fan of anything miniature {i collect mini perfumes} so your bear and the hats are just awesome, And i know what you mean about the birdies, gotta keep them looked after, especially in this weather x wishing you a very Merry Christmas x

Spyder said...

I had a pet pheasant once...well, lets say he just turned up at the field when I fed my ponies..by the end of the week he'd brought 10 friends...so by the end of the month I was glad the snow had melted!!
Love your little hats, they are sooo cute and will be loved!
Merry Christmas and a Happy WOYWW New Year! ((Lyn))

Chrissie said...

They all look cute, but I rather like the multi-coloured Harry Potter and the little cloche with the flower!
Have a wonderful Christmas Annie!

Suz said...

Loving the pixie hats and the adorable teddy
Keep warm
Hugs x

jude said...

Wow that teddy and those hats so cute hun just adorable.Thanks so mcuh for card and that brooch is even more stunning in the flesh so to speak.
May i say have a very Merry Chrostmas & Happy Healthy,Crafty New year.
Hugs judex

Marjo said...

So tiny and cute! Thanks for the peek and sharing.

Happy Holidays and creative crafting in the New Year.

Hugs, Marjo #5

Kate said...

The pink and white striped hat with the little flower on is my fav. teddy does look cold, can't he have a hat? and if jesus got pants then surely ted should get some too!!
Have a lovely Christmas.

** Kate **

Sarah Anderson said...

You're doing the right thing, sitting in the warm knitting, you'll get better much quicker I'm sure! Love those little hats; my favourite are the pointy ones :) Merry Christmas, and hope you're better soon

Angie said...

Those could be elf hats ... due to the sick kids I have got into 'Ben and Holly'as I sit with them ....I agree with twiglet ...WE WANT ELVES.
That Teddy is brilliant ...maybe you could design a card craddle.
Take care of yourself ...have a lovely Christmas xx

Carmen said...

Your hats are brilliant - love the little pixie ones with the bells on though the pink one with the flower on is very cute too ;)

Hope you start to feel better soon - Happy Christmas :)

S said...

Loving the hats - what a way to top things off!

Toucan Scraps said...

those little hats are so sweet.

Have a great Chrsitmas, be blessed
from Angela #36

Susan said...

Run Fred Run! Some people are trying to put you in a pot or a pate! Another cute teddy Wipso...I really wish I could knit but I will have to stick to cards!
Happy WOYWW and Merry Christmas!
Susan xxox #9

Cardarian said...

Your tiny little bear and hats are just sooo cute! Love them! Thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog, it has been a lovely year of learning and friendship! Merry Christmas to you and your family and health and happiness in 2011!
Lots of hugs all the way from Slovenia,

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Wipso, I really hope you start to recover soon - being forced to relax through illness isn't the same at all. The little hats are just gorgeous, lovely idea.
A warm and happy Christmas to you both.

Jingle said...

Oh, my goodness, those are so so so so so so so sooooooo cute!!!! I love them!

mashy20 said...

Love the hats!! Pity I didn't make one that size, it might not take me 10mins to do a row then! hehe! Love your pet pheasant...does Dad know you feed him? Shout if you need anything. xxxx

oneoff said...

Sorry that you are still poorly - hope that it clears up for you to enjoy a great Christmas. Lovely makes again - the sweetest ursine, and your minxy elven hats.

Glad to hear that Fred is well. Hopefully his little bird brain is saying: "Wipso's garden good. Road bad." The waiting room to your bird restaurant looks pretty too!

Bernie #59

Susan Allan said...

Love all your little creations, the hats turned out really well. Our snow is beginning to vanish, yours still looks fun!
Sue xx 15

Chelle said...

Very adorable teddy and hats. #58

Karen said...

ooo I love the little multi-colour pixie hat too!!!! But they all look so cute! As for elves to sit in them...was that a challenge Twiglet???????

Your little bear is very smart & looks like he is jointed Annie, well done!

Hugs xxx

Tuire Flemming said...

So cute knittings! And Fred looks very handsome :)

Merry Christmas and creative year 2011!

bad penny said...

I like the green hat with gold bobble best ! Hope you feel better. The birds are very hungry here too ! Happy Christmas xx

Anonymous said...

Annie, those are the cutest little knits I have ever seen! I thought they were all little hats for the bear at first! We feed the birds too and have an outdoor electric plug in bird bath heater too so their water doesn't freeze.

Have a wonderful Christmas,
Brenda 45

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Love your winter wonderland complete with pheasant and birds in the crabby apple. I am soooo enamored by your sweet little advent hats. Too cute! Merry Christmas, Vicki #21

Posie said...

Those hats and teddy bears are just gorgeous. Have a good Christmas

Becky said...

Ooh, my favorite is the bright multi-colored one on the right in the bottom picture. It kinda reminds me of the sorting hat. :) And that is one darn cute bear. You are so talented! Happy Holidays and I hope your cold gets better in time for the festivities! Becky #77

minnie_mac said...

Hope your cold is better soon. Love your little teddy and the hats. The stripey pointy hat on the right in the second picture is my favourite.

Yes, it's good to see the birds tucking in. I've just got more supplies in today including some mealworms for my local ones !


Cardmaking Galore said...

It's really cold over there isn't it? It is still warm here. We had our staff lunch outside without the heaters on, can you believe it/

That teddy is so cute and my fav cap is the pink and white one

MaggieC said...

hope you are soon feeling well and ready to enjoy Christmas. Our birds are also very busy stripping the holly berries at the moment and demolishing the fat balls. One of our friends has put down a tarpaulin and scattered food on it for the ground feeders to avoid having to clear the snow and to stop the food vanishing into the snow. Thank you for your kind comments and your visit. See you after Christmas. Have a good time.

Lothian Crafts said...

Love your little hats they are fab. Fred does look well. Wishing you a Merry christmas.

sandra de said...

Such gorgeous little bear and divine little hats. Lovely to hear you are feeding the birds. It never occurred to me that they would need the food (I've never had snow). Thank goodness for people like you. Have a lovely christmas
Sandra. #81

When I am Rich said...

Love the little bear and the hats!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a healthy and creative 2011.

Caro said...

What a cute little bear and I love the little pixie hats! Have a fantastic Christmas.

Nicky said...

Oh I love the little bear so cute and tiny - and the hats are great love them all - hope your cold is gone by Christmas - have a great one - Nicky 52

Alisonw30 said...

Love the cute bear and hats, hope you are feeling better and have a great Christmas!

Alison x

Rhonda said...

That's unbelievable to me, that you can knit something so small! And those hats too! Fabulous! Have a Merry Christmas, and happy late WOYWW! #72

Serendipity Stamping said...

That little bear and the hats are just precious!! And I have seen all your goodies up further on the blog page. Good for you! #75