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Knit/Felt Mini Goblins and a Witch to Celebrate Halloween!

Halloween Witch and five goblins based on Marie Mayhew Mathilda Witch Pattern

Pattern by Marie Mayhew

Just finished needle felting hair and adding faces to five mini goblins to keep Mathilda Witch company on Halloween!

A Simple, Quick Embroidered 3-D Christmas Tree using Yarnia PDX Bits and Pieces

http://www.yarniapdx.com/Embrodered Holiday Tree Using Yarnia PDX Yarn Scraps

This is one of those simple and quick projects that lends itself to all kinds of possibilities. It is beautiful just as it is. Or it presents a great surface for adding beads, embroidery,sequins....

Advent Countdown Calendar 2015 Update #2

Knit and Felt pattern by Marie Mayhew

I have been knitting and felting and embellishing to my heart's content - and then some; trying to keep on schedule to create a new Advent Countdown Calendar featuring tiny ornaments made using patterns created by Arne and Carlos and Marie Mayhew. So far so good!

A Little Late Christmas in July: Beginning a Brand New Advent Calendar Tree!

Advent Tree begun

First five ornaments completed for my newest Advent Calendar Tree!

Last year's Advent tree , as some of you will remember, was created using the Advent ornament patterns and the Christmas Tree pattern from one of my four super heros - Alan Dart! (catch up on that here!).

HappyChristmas in July: Make a Danish Woven Heart Out of Real Birch Bark

Danish hearts  - Make them with real birch bark!

A teeny tiny 1 1/4" Danish woven heart basket made using real birch bark! Find a birch bark tree with the bark peeling off, strip it and make hearts for the Winter Holidays.

I was inspired to try my hand at this by Alan Dart during an e-mail exchange, and when I found bark peeling off a birch last February, I removed it immediately.

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