We elves love animals. Personally, my top three favourite animals are [in order] dogs, hippos, and llamas. So imagine my excitement when I came across this sweet llama ornament! This felt cutie would make a fun addition to anyone’s Christmas tree. Available in grey or brown.
What a fun take on a snowman! This 9.5″ tall snowman is made from a vintage book and is adorned with a felt hat, wool scarf, and stick arms. The snowman satisfies the book lover, the lover of cute things, and the Christmas lover in me all at once!
This set of wee hoops has been hand-stitched with lovely lettering spelling out “hope” and “joy.” At only 3″ in diameter, these simple & pretty embroidery hoops would work as ornaments on your tree, decorations for your wall, or as stocking stuffers. You can also purchase each hoop separately [“joy” here and “hope” here].
Do you have a loved one who lives in another state or even in another country? Show that your love spans the miles with this sweet ornament. The Etsy shop will customize the ornament with your chosen states or countries.
This whimsical wreath features yarn balls in hot pink, lime green, and turquoise, plus shiny coordinating ball ornaments. The wreath feels both cozy and fun, and it would be a great gift for a knitter or anyone who enjoys more unique holiday colour schemes. If you would prefer a more traditional colour palette, the shop also has a lovely red and green version.
Last year during the summer, Raymond had fun travelling to Brussels, India, and London, sampling local cuisine and taking in the sights. This year he did even more travelling, starting with Ventura, California in the spring. Over the summer, I was lucky enough to take several trips with Raymond, the first of which was to Portland, Oregon.
It had been a long time since I had visited Portland, and Raymond had never been there, so we had to hit up some of the classic spots. First off, we stopped by Powell’s Books, which occupies an entire city block and claims to be the largest independent bookstore in the world.
Raymond about to venture across the street to Powell’s Books
Due to the size of the store and my love of books, we could’ve spent all day there. Raymond enjoyed the variety of books as well.
Is Raymond giving a hint about where else he travelled to?
After checking out the bookstore, we wanted a snack, so we headed over to Voodoo Doughnut where they have dozens of doughnut flavours. Raymond wanted to try every single one of the doughnuts!
Raymond excited for his doughnut
Unfortunately Raymond and I were too busy chowing down on our doughnuts, and we forgot to take a photo with them! But, trust me, the doughnuts were yummy
“Mmmm!” says Raymond
Raymond eyeing the rotating case of doughnuts
Where else do you think Raymond went this year? Stay tuned to find out!
As Will our weatherman can tell you, it’s cold up here at the North Pole. On the particularly cold days, we elves keep our hands warm—but our fingers free for crafting and the like—with fingerless gloves. I like these cozy fingerless gloves in creamy grey because they would go with anything, plus the button is a nice accent.
As I mentioned last year, I have a penchant for Swedish Christmas decorations, so this reusable gift bag caught my eye. The large cotton sack is adorned with a sweet tomte and julbock, and it would be perfect for quickly wrapping a gift. Actually, this bag is so cute, it’s a gift in and of itself!
This table runner combines sweet lace and durable burlap, which come together to create a lovely rustic piece. I think this runner would be romantic for a special Christmas Eve dinner for two, but it would also work equally well for a brunch spread on Christmas Day with extended family.
As you can probably tell, I absolutely love adorable things, and these sweet crocheted reindeer certainly qualify as adorable! At 2.5 inches tall, these wee reindeer would be perfect on your Christmas tree or tucked in the stocking of someone special.