December 8th : Sharing my Completed Fiber Nativity

Fiber Nativity

Today is Precepe Day in Italy and along with setting up my small collection of nativities, I added the babe and the manger to my all fiber nativity scene.

Needle felting was the perfect choice for both the babe in swaddling clothes and the manger. Bits of stash yarn in shades of yellow were needle felted to the bottom inside of the manger and then some were untwisted. Very simple and quick!

Cure for Holiday Frazzle

Woven gingerbread man ornament

Feeling a little frazzled and maybe your brain is fried? Take an UNSTRUCTURED Day. You will be amazed by its restorative powers. Trust me. I know stuff!

How to make Temari Holiday Trees

Temari Holiday Trees

Happy Holiday Making everyone! A very special post for you today, a project that Diane (Craftypod) and I began several years ago. She basically gave me permission to share it about three years ago, but my life has been pretty much upside down in that time. Finally, I am sharing, and just in time for you to make one for your own holidays.

Punched Tin Holiday Tree

Punched Tin Christmas Tree

Despite glaring imperfections, I am happy to have this punched tin tree finally joining all the others in my tree collection.

It was Muse's idea to use one of my punched tin light shields as the topper. I thought she was crazy, but ... it works! One must always trust Muses. They know stuff.

This is not really a proper tutorial, but more of a guide for anyone wanting to create a similar tree.

Fiber Nativity Inspired by Many Friends

photo of finished Fiber Nativity

Finally, after spending over four years on my to do list, my fiber nativity is on display. It is a happy result of inspiration from many of my online friends, and as it grows from year to year, it will continue to reflect inspiration from additional friends who inspire me!

Year Round Tree: November

Catching up

I started something new this year! Every time I change the ornaments on my 'Year Round Tree' (often referred to as my seasonal tree) I will make a collage of some of my favorites from the collection and share. I posted the above collage just a few days ago on Instagram and am now sharing with you!

This one, my November Tree, is displaying a collection of ornaments depicting the warm, glowing colors of fall and the treasures we associate with the season.

Check Out These Beautiful Gingerbread Snowflakes

Seasons of Joy Everlasting Gingerbread Ornaments

I LOVE THESE GINGERBREAD COOKIE ORNAMENTS! They are handcrafted by Nancy Payne, a lovely and talented artist I met on Instagram.

Visit her etsy shop Seasons Of Joy here and you will find gingerbread snowflakes, mittens, mini gingerbread houses, angels, and bells! All are unique and every one is just absolutely beautiful.

Winter Holiday Embroidery Patterns

Xmas Stitch Along 2016

Well... you would be grumpy too if someone took a big bite out of your leg right before the holidays!

Xmas Stitch Along 2016

Hello! I am Back, Let's Get Caught UP

Catching up

First time ever scrappy socks made for the Instagram Monster Sock Kal in September. I was skeptical at first as my sock yarn scraps are diverse! But I gave it a try and ended up winning first place!!!

Catching up

Broken Arm Means a Change in Projects

OOOOPS!

A change in crafty plans - no knitting or embroidery for awhile! Broken arm - but isn’t that neon pink cast totally cool?

So after a week of being quite cross about what I can’t do - which is most everything - I took my wise mother’s advice and tried to think of what I CAN do.

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