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Make a Felted Dala Horse Ornament

Felted Dala Horse!  A perfect ornament to make to celebrate Santa Lucia Day on December 13th!

Festive Gourd Ornaments and Baubles

I am having way too much fun playing with gourds and I just have to share!

      - I decorated the two larger gourds in the background last winter and I have enjoyed them so much I decided to make a couple tiny ornaments using the same designs.

       - I had one little gourd that just begged and begged to be a snowman! 

       - During the past year, I tried my hand at drying  a bunch of those colorful, knobby, little gourds we see in every fall produce display.  And I found a very simple way to make them very festive!

Making Wheat Stars and Festive Photo Frames!

This started out to be a tutorial to show you how to make wheat stars. And then I got this idea that they could be used as wheat star frames for photos of your kids, pets or favorite relatives!  And then I got to playing around with fabrics and... well I am getting ahead of my self!

Let's start with making the wheat star!

I love the ornaments in this brand new e-book "Crafty Tree Trimmings"!

This beautiful collection of holiday trimmings,  a collaborative effort between six super-star crafters, offers six easy and festive projects that can be used as ornaments, garlands, gift tags, and stocking stuffers.

Since almost everything you need is probably already in your house and the book includes full size templates,  you can start your holiday crafting the minute the book is downloaded!

Blog Birthday Giveaway Winner Announced!

Congratulations, Dawt!  Your packet of fabrics and the star kits will be in the mail soon!

I know they are going to someone who will especially enjoy them because  Dawt recently wrote these words about my daughter:

'Sister Diane, one of THE most crafty guru-mentors-most-awesome-human-beings I have had the pleasure of knowing'

Music to a mother's ears!

I enjoy reading Dawt's blog The Little House Out Back and the comments she leaves for me here on mine are always heartwarming. But this one, left during my "Christmas in July" giveaway is one of my favorite sentiments - I have stored it away in my personal book of quotes and inspiration.

Given that the winter holiday season is almost upon us, I thought I would share her lovely words with you in case you missed seeing them in the post.

"I love the general atmosphere the winter holidays bring. People smile more (or is that I take more notice?) and seem to have a more tender heart toward others (or am I missing it the rest of the year?)"

A big holiday hug to each and every one of you for joining in the celebration of my first blog birthday!

You have overwhelmed me with your kind words, appreciation, and encouragement.  And I thank you from the bottom of my heart.


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