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Welcome Advent! I AM Ready For You!

Advent Tree and Christmas Tree Decorations  - patterns by Alan Dart

My beautiful snowy white Alan Dart Advent Tree is done! And so are all 25 little ornaments! And a whole month to spare before December 1.

And if you are a fairly quick knitter, you could easily finish your very own tree before Advent season begins. Instant download here!!

Arne and Carlos Visit Portland!

My already well used and much loved collectin of books by Arne and Carlos

Arne and Carlos rock!

Most of you following me these last couple years already know how much I admire and enjoy their knitting books.

Christmas is Around the Corner! Great Kits and Patterns for Making Perfect Holiday Gifts.

MY Knitted Dove

75 days until Christmas! Don't you think it is about time to get started stitching? Or glueing, making, stuffing, piecing? I've got some great ideas for you including patterns you can order on line and download instantly so you can begin making Christmas right now!

(And incidentally, they are all patterns I am currently stitching (or about to stitch) myself!)

"Pumpkin Patch Snack Mat" Features Technique for Making Pumpkin-y Faces!

"Pumpkin Patch Snack Mat from Craftypod

I still remember my reaction the morning I opened my e-mail and found a picture of one of these adorable pumpkin faces smiling back at me and the words from Diane "look at what I just figured out how to do!" I was all smiles and giggles and experienced the immediate desire to drop everything and use this technique to make my own EPP pumpkins!

Corn Husk Craft That Will Take You From Halloween Through Christmas

Corn Husks - from Halloween to Christmas

Don't toss out those fresh corn husks!!! Make a forest of frightfully delightful table top trees to take you from Halloween through Christmas - and beyond if you like!

Hands down, this was my favorite crafty idea in 2013! Well worth a little re-post!

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