1. We've got a good amount of snow here right now, which makes me happy, but not the people who have to drive in it! :) I love how a good blanket of snow mutes all the noise of a city, and there's nothing more peaceful than walking along a snowy road with big, fluffy, snowflakes drifting lazily down.
(To be fair, it's much less charming when the wind is roaring away, sending all that snow seemingly directly into your face....LOL)
2. I've been largely working on Christmas presents the past couple months. I don't usually make handmade stuff for Christmas, as I like to keep my Christmases stress-free. However, this year I'm in a Hat phase, so everyone is getting a hat. I'm on the last one now, for Nephew The Younger.
3. Of the doll items, I did finish a cute little doll blanket for an as-yet-not-introduced doll. The pattern for the blanket was this one, and it was excellent. I used black, white, and two shades of grey, and it turned out just the way I wanted. :D Definitely a sign of a good pattern!
4. My sister was visiting, along with Nieceling, this weekend and of course Nieceling brought out Saila and asked her mother to read Saila's journal to her. There are a lot of Inuit names, particularly placenames in the first few pages. When I read them, I go with my best-guess pronunciation based on some Internet research, but my sister decided to avoid the problem altogether. Thus Saila's story sounded hilariously like this:
My name is Saila "something." I live "someplace". We used to live "someplace else." I speak English and "another language." I go to "a school."
Nieceling was outraged, and kept saying "Mommy, that's not right, it's *insert word that sounds sort of like what I say when I read it*!" She knows the story pretty much by heart now. :)
Some entertaining links:
1. Eve Studio has a truly adorable baby dragon, with faceplates for different expressions. It is hilariously cute.
2. Spampy of Spampy's Stuff has a facebook page/community that is actually quite active, if you are on Facebook. I mostly just read posts, as I don't much like Facebook for interacting with other humans. ;)
3. From the Behind the Plastic Flickr group....Whoa. This is amazing work!