This year I got some of the most special presents made by the hands of my most special people.
My pastry gals handed me a christmas bag with a bottle of 12 yr old Gibsons and this hat inside. It was commissioned by my pastry ladies from a description from CB, and knit by a girl at work. I mentioned I lost my hat a little while back but I didn’t mention how completely gutted I was about it. It was green and made of thick wool from Peru, with cat ears, ear flaps you could tie tight around your head for warmth with big pompoms on the end. Whenever I felt anxious I would smell the pompoms, like a weirdo, but it always smelled like home and made me feel better.
I bought it on a school trip to New York City when I was 18 or 19, and during that week everyone on the trip took a turn wearing it. It has a hashish burn on one ear from an arts kid and the other ear was permanently droopy. It has been all over the world with me. I lose EVERYTHING and I had never lost track of it. It was almost like my security blanket. One day last month I took it off and threw it in the back seat of the car. CB asked me why I wasnt wearing my kitten hat, and I said I felt awkward in this new place with it on, like people would think I was a lunatic, and that maybe I am too old now to wear a hat with kitten ears on it. The next day I think it blew out of the car. I felt even more bad because it heard me say bad things about it the last time we saw each other. Sorry kitten hat, I didn’t mean it! So when I opened the bag and saw a replica in lime green and purple I cried and hugged them. Those of you that know me, know I don’t really cry and I definitely don’t hug. It was the nicest, most thoughtful present ever. I think CB had a lot to do with it. Thankyou Ceebs!
CB’s mum made me a WICKED ASS apron! And its the perfect colours for me, brown and black, so it won’t show all my messy chocolate stains.
It has two little pockets which is so handy and nice thick apron strings that are very comfy. Look at the flowers on the pockets, so cute!
This isn’t exactly “hand made” but I wanted to show you the kind of guy my boss is. This was his christmas gift to everyone this year and he was so pleased with himself about it. Haha. It’s mow my official Laundry Day shirt.
This is me expertly modelling the apron CB’s mum made for him. It has farms all over!
Farmy! Just like home.
CB’s mum also made me these sweet place matts! They are in my favourite colours, and are perfect because after 8 years we finally have a kitchen table.
This is also from CB’s mom… it is.. a sexy santa bedazzled martini glass with a feather boa around it’s base. I’m drinking my rye and cokes out of it. Class!
Thank you everyone for the amazing presents. You know how excited I get for these things, and they made me the happiest gal in subarctic newfoundland!