Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tins in Turtlenecks, Cans in Cardigans

The little green cottage smells of cinnamon and ginger, the cold winter wind is ruffling the feathers of the hens, the twinkle lights glow and we are up to our elbows in last minute doings.

You may recognize those spiky Aloes from my header. Despite my best efforts at neglect, they have continued to grow and propagate, multiplying in bunny-like abandon. So, inspired by Dottie Angel's jars in jackets, I thought why not tins in turtlenecks and cans in cardis?

What a grand last minute gift idea! I'll make them all cozy, dressed in their best sweaters, and at the last minute deposit them on doorsteps with notes of care. The recipient will open their door and see that a canned aloe has come seeking shelter and a forever home. If you see one upon your doorstep, please take them in and give them some love. They wont cause nearly as much mischief as a pesky gnome and they are quite useful around the house.

I am off, for the Gingerbread men are demanding duds and decorations!

I hope you are having a cozy day where ever you are!

17 comments:

pangaloon said...

So cute, I love the one with the sweater one, it made me giggle. Happy decorating.

Clara said...

Sweet and clever!

Have a Merry Christmas!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Brilliant, I love the cute cardigan!! :)
Vivienne x

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Love them :) They look all warm and cozy! Hope your family has a very happy holiday and the jolly man with the list visits you.

Colette said...

What a great idea - feel free to drop one on my doorstep!
Glad you had a peachy birthday, love the picture in the last post - but you are wearing short sleeves! I've been wearing 3 jumpers lately!! I'm utterly jealous. x

jus said...

Merry Christmas, see you in January! x

Paula said...

Oh wow - I really love your interpretation of dottie's jars here. Gorgeous!

Sherri B. said...

Those are so cute! I would love if one of them wanted to come live at my house, they do look like they would be very well behaved.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

great stuff, they look brilliant!

lifeshighway said...

So very very cute. I love this idea!

Flaming Nora said...

They are fantastic, what an amazing tradition to start! Loving the little jackets.

june at noon said...

They're great! I've got to try some and get me some aloe--I need something I can't kill. ;)

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

Beautiful, they make the plans look so much more homey!

diane said...

adorable of course.......
ps i just noticed you have 461 followers man o man!
happy new year to you, the engineer and PG :)

Liliane de Paula said...

Amazing ideia.

Pia K said...

oh such cuties! cardis are probably my favourite garment (with dresses), those wee ones are beyond adorable... i've been meaning to make little swedish lovikka-style jar jumpers for ages, too much projects ongoing or planned at the moment, so maybe next year i can join your most fab jar-cladding-club?

a belated happy birthday (i too want to skip the age-thing, i can't believe we're in this age-group now, where have the years gone...) and i hope you've had a lovely christmas time!!

lisette said...

there lovely, I like buttons on it!!