Category Archives: Winter

Dressember 2018

It’s that time of year again. Dressember is the month of the year when I will join thousands of advocates around the world in a campaign to make a difference in the fight to end modern day slavery.

This is the third year I have participated in Dressember and, although it is a cold month to be wearing a dress every day it ends up being a simple choice for me. If I can make a difference in the fight against human trafficking by pulling out dresses instead of jeans then I will. I need your help though. I have a fundraising page where you can donate to the campaign. I am posting about the campaign here on my blog as well as on instagram and pinterest; please share my posts with others who might be want to be involved.

In 2014 I raised $1200, in 2017 I raised just over $1500 and in 2018 I am aiming for $1800! This year, just to mix things up a little I am going to wear the same dress for several days in a row, styling it a little differently each day until I run out of ideas and switch to another dress. We will see how that goes. I’m starting with a dress I made in Australia so it must be about twenty years old. That doesn’t make it vintage but perhaps it counts as retro!

 

The Bleak Midwinter

Ice branch Heather Telford

Ottawa, and much of Canada, is in for very cold temperatures and arctic winds this week. Often when it is coldest it is also prettiest. When I went outside to take these photos I could here the ice on the trees cracking and creaking in the wind.

Ice berries Heather Telford

 

Frozen bubbles

snow bubbles Heather Telford

It is bitterly cold here again so I tried a trick I had seen and heard about, freezing bubbles. I made bubble mix then braved the -20°C temperature for a few minutes at a time to blow bubbles in our snow and ice covered back yard.

snow bubble Heather Telford

Most bubbles shatter while they are in the air or as soon as they hit a surface. Some float in the air long enough to freeze before they land on the snow. 

broken bubble Heather Telford