Sunday, 5 December 2010

five :: christmas pinecones

It's no secret that I love pinecones, and what better excuse than Christmas to pile them up in all their glory?


This old enamel dish is nearly two foot across, and is now gracing the little table in my conservatory. Mostly these are the larger cones I've collected this year, along with a few I've painted.

It's been a busy weekend....Idlewood is so nearly finished, which means many hours have been spent knitting these last two days. And yes, all those little circles will become a tree. I'm playing around with the base, so it will be a little while before it's finished.

What are you making and creating?

9 comments:

rachel said...

I'm making lists - in my head. They mostly start : Christmas Presents and then they go blank.....

I just can't get into the swing of it this year.

Dan said...

Looking forward to seeing Idlewood.
I'm putting up the Christmas decorations, but not feeling the festive spirit just yet - it's come along so quickly!
Dan
-x-

Simone said...

I love the contrast of the few painted white cones against the natural ones. x

silverpebble said...

Pinecones! Both silver and white.

dottycookie said...

Oh, pretty pinecones.

We made some into robins yesterday which was fun but not quite the same aesthetic!s

Jacqui Dodds said...

I have a cardigan in Rowan wool to sew up and I am knitting a scarf in Rowan kid silk haze for my Mum for Christmas. I also have some curtains I want to make for the dining room!

Magic Cochin said...

I love those painted pine cones! I think I want some - they'll be just the thing for my Nordic-chic interior! (That's the new scheme for the living room that is in my head and in the tins of paint sitting in the corner or the room!)

Celia

PS I'm enjoying the Advent Blog - it's stitching the days together.

caireen said...

LOVE the photos of the cones - I am just about to package up some of those magazine cards.. and then more clutterbuckets - mostly as gifts now though.. have a list of handmade presents I want to do and hope I am not being too ambitious! x

kristina said...

Must pull out my wool pinecones! Really looking forward to seeing Idlewood. K x