Every year I say I am going to do something for Christmas that I wish I'd managed to accomplish the year before. The story is always the same - I wish I would have started shopping or crafting my gifts earlier, I wish I would have started my baking earlier, I wish I'd done my grocery shopping before Christmas Eve for Christmas dinner, etc. ...read more
Here's another scrappy little project to transform your favorite fabric scraps into sweet little folk angels to hang on your tree. Colorful and folksy, they'll add the perfect touch to a special package, wreath, or holiday mantel display.
To make your angel's head - draw two eyes on a 1" wooden bead. You can give your angel rosy ...read more
I was recently impressed by the most uniquely decorated holiday tree! So rustic and natural - it's limbs were hugged by a ruffled burlap garland! You know me - once I had it in my head, I couldn't rest until I'd figured out how to make this garland for my own tree! It's a WIP for now, a work in progress, but here's a little tutorial ...read more
A Snowman Kit!
I don't know about you but making snowmen was my specialty when I was kid. It is one of the first things you learn to do when you are from a snowy climate. My siblings and I would always scrap together anything we could find for our snowman's face, arms, and clothes. It would make my Mom crazy when we couldn't find our gloves and ...read more
Looking for something fabulous to serve your family and friends over the Holidays?
I don't know about you but cheese just about always makes me smile, and this recipe has the perfect balance of salty and sweet, creamy and crunchy, and absolute melt in your mouth DELICIOUS.
Start by taking a wheel of brie cheese and cut ...read more
Your scrappy little forest of Pint Sized Pines, that is! It's that time of year to think about adding to your holiday decorations. So break out the scrap basket and stitch up some of these fun little firs.
Our Pint Sized Pines can be made using up small amounts of leftover yarn and recycled wine corks. There's actually two patterns ...read more
Remember those little cardboard advent calenders that you open a little door each day and take out a little piece of yummy chocolate candy? As a child it was such a fun way to count down days until Christmas. Since I admire those trendy buntings I see online so much, I decided to make a little bunting advent calendar for my girls to count ...read more
With the autumn days winging by, we're fast approaching the season of giving. In my neighborhood, the giving generally involves deliciously gooey baked goods or candy. I have a sweet tooth as much as the next gal, but by mid-December I'm good and tired of trying to dodge the gifted sweets threatening the 10 pounds it's taken me a year to lose!
So, ...read more
Transform your leftover fingering and sport weight yarn bits into whimsical little Toadstools to decorate your world. Knit in the round on double pointed needles, they come to life quickly, just like those that spring up in the wild! ♥
Small Amounts of Fingering to Sport Weight Yarn
Size 2.25 mm needles (double points or ...read more
In my younger years, I remember my dad regularly purchasing a jar with little cubes of cheese floating in an irresistibly seasoned marinated oil. I want to say that the cheese was blue cheese but I've always disliked the strong blue cheese flavor so either it became milder from sitting in the oil or it wasn't blue cheese at all. *shrug* ...read more