Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Another present for the growing pile

I've got another Christmas present ready to tick off the list, for my 10 year old niece. I found this little house in a Quiltmania magazine and decided to have a go. It was pretty easy to make, though a bit fiddly because of the size; it finishes at about 6 inches long. I've filled it with tiny pens and sparkly coloured pencils and put it away in the drawer.



It's a gloriously sunny autumn day today, though a bit chilly (no more than about 5 C, or 41 F) but lovely in the sunshine, so I've been out harvesting the almost-last of the vegetables and cleaning up the vegetable garden. All that's left out there now are the leeks and the swiss chard which should be able to stay out through the winter. I need to store the swedes and turnips, but the last of the beetroot, carrots and tomatoes will soon be eaten. We finished off the last of the potatoes last night, so (sad face) I'm going to have to start buying our vegetables now. Roll on next summer.

13 comments:

Wendy said...

oh that is so cute!! that would make a great work-in-progress box.

Amelia said...

That wee house is adorable...being that small was a challenge I am sure.

Our garden is just about gone also...just okra is all that is left.

Have a fun day!

jabblog said...

What a lucky little girl - she will be delighted with it.

Lynn said...

Absolutely darling, what a perfect gift for a young girl. I love the little cat on there. Plus a great idea putting pens and such in it. 41F!!!! That's not chilly, that's downright cold for me. Brrr.

Candace said...

It's adorable. You must have lots of will power, I'd tempted to keep it myself.

Karen said...

The house looks like it would be bigger but it sure is cute.

Mrs Picklebalm said...

Loved the little house, and jealous of your green fingers I try but cannot cope with the slugs. lol

scraphappy said...

How very adorable. You are smart to plan ahead before the holiday rush is upon us. So sad to see the last of the potatoes, but it sounds like you still have plenty of other vegetables to use up before you have to buy too much.

Jude said...

wow that is so cute and your niece will love it.

Kay said...

I'll bet all your relatives eagerly await your presents every Christmas. I have a friend who used to send us quilts and other sewing masterpieces every Christmas. We treasure them to this day.

Linda said...

That is great! What a perfect gift for a young lady-I am sure it will be loved!

Simone de Klerk said...

How very cute, Amanda! Lucky lucky niece!

Tanya said...

Great little house. I hope your niece doesn't visit your blog and ruin the surprise... You ARE ahead of the season aren't you!!?