To continue on the things that make a big city charming vein I present Toronto’s tiniest house. The little house was built in 1912 by Arthur Weeden who lived in it for twenty years with his wife before she died. It has since changed hands a number of times and it is now available to rent on Airbnb. The house even has its own website thelittlehouse.ca where you can see interior photos and a floor plan.
Because today is the 1st of December, I feel I can now safely launch into full-on Christmas mode. I recently made these cute little glitter acorns – I think it’s the mixture of the natural, rough cap and the soft shine of the glitter that appeals to me.
I started by taking the dog for a walk in the woods and foraging through the leaves for acorns. Like anything that you pick off the ground, acorns need to be washed and dried to make sure that no little crawling things skitter out on your mantel. I spread them on a baking sheet and put them in the oven at 200 degrees for a couple of hours.
When they cooled I found that a lot of caps had fallen off the nuts so I glued all the caps back on with a glue gun. Then all I had to do was brush the glitter glue on and roll around in a tiny bowl of glitter. And… done! I’m off intense colour at Christmas this year, so I chose a soft silver from Martha Stewart, but any glitter would do.
So far these little beauties have moved around from the mantel, to a wreath, to a cloche. I could even hang them on the tree – or better yet – make a mini tree covered with them.