Celebrating Brigid's Day with an Embroidered Brigid's Cross

Brigid's Cross -embroidery

February 2nd is almost here - a day celebrated in many cultures in many ways as the all important half-way point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. This year I am celebrating with a series of Brigid's Crosses - all made with simple materials and methods and all just a little bit "out of the ordinary"!

Mini Tips and Tuts: Non-Woven Interfacing Scraps = Frosty Looking Snowflakes

Non-woven interfacing snowflakes

Seems like almost everyone is cutting paper snowflakes this month! And indeed, cutting snowflakes is a great way to use junk mail and scrap paper.

Personally, I prefer cutting snowflakes out of non-woven interfacing - like Pellon.

For two reasons!

Wood Snowflakes! A Crafty Journey.

Wood snowflake No ordinary paper construction! This beauty is made from wood!

A Wooden Snowflake if you will!!

And a perfect way to open a week of posts devoted to snowflakes! Actually - truth be told - they are more like posts about journeys on the way to making snowflakes!

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas: Korknisse Wishing You a Happy Twelfth Night.

Korknisse

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas: Korknisse in conference deciding who will hide where - to bring surprise smiles and to tend all the corners of the house.

Nisse are well known for quietly and secretly tending to barns, sheds and houses, and demanding very little more than appreciation from their "people". Most of them are to be found in Norway and Denmark, but I suspect there are many more living in other places throughout the world!

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas: A Lovely Prince Cake

Prince Cake for 12th Night!

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas: A lovely and traditional celebratory cake fresh out of the oven!

Prince Cake for 12th Night!

And by morning, it is disappearing fast!

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