Winter White & Coco Love
Winter is here and with it comes such happy, cozy evenings for me and my family. We're wishing for a few good snows, many warm fires, and lots of tasty warm drinks. When I think of winter, I think of white. Sparkling white lights. Trees and houses covered in white soft snow. Glitter and shimmer, fluffy white marshmallows and gorgeous winter white fashion. Sit back and take in some of this beautiful eye candy.
photo credits from top left: sequin party, little girl white dress, cream crochet bowl
photo credit: winter white road
photo credits from top left: sparkle necklace, lace dress, sparkle trim
photo credits from top left: crochet blanket, white cupcakes, creamy linens, warm cocoa tray
photo credits: lace wedding dress
Are you inspired yet? These dreamy images all of this gorgeous winter white and silver inspired us to create our own winter white Coco Fingerless mittens. For mittens for myself and Scarlett, I used a combination of salvaged cream cashmere sweaters, salvaged antique lace, and buttons and embellishments from my odds and ends sewing box.
I used some (faux) pearls from a broken necklace strand to embellish the bottom.
These mittens took about an hour to whip up.... The majority of the time was spent deciding which embellishments to add to the mittens. I really need to make some more and give them away as gifts.
Scarlett really loved her mittens too.
Incidentally, I made her little bow cloche hat from a recycled sweater too. Would any of you like a tutorial on how to make the cloche hat? If I get enough requests, I'll do a blog post about it.
These pictures were taken in front of Chateau Elan, a little north of Atlanta. Our family went there for a little getaway, and it provided a perfect backdrop. Who knew there is a French inspired Chateau only hours away from Nashville? If any of you happen to find yourself over that way, I'd suggest stopping by this posh hotel and winery. It's really beautiful. It was cold and foggy that morning, but the light was still really nice. Here are a few more pictures... hope you enjoy!
Coco mittens are made using recycled or reclaimed fabrics, which makes them as "green" as they are fabulous. You can make a winter white inspired pair, or use a color combination of your choice. Our Coco PDF Pattern includes sizes child - adult and includes many patterns and instructions for embellishments to create a look all you own.
We hope you enjoyed this winter white & coco love post! Leave some love for us... xoxo, Jessica