Celebrating Winter Solstice with Leyla Torres and Origami

Stunning Red Chile Pepper Origami by Leyla Torres

Happy Winter Solstice everyone!

I can't think of a prettier way to celebrate than to share this stunning Origami Chile Pepper "sun" created by Leyla Torres. Leyla has kindly given me permission to share her beautiful red chile sun image! You can find Leyla's post and video how-to for making origami chile peppers right here!

Christmas Cookies!

Curling up with a plate of Christmas cookies!

Christmas Cookie baking time is here! I imagine many of you will be in your kitchens hiding in a cloud of sugar and flour and turning out batch after batch of cookie goodness!

Me?  I have completed my baking and am just getting ready to settle in with a plate of Christmas cookies and a bit of Christmas reading!

Last Minute Christmas Gifts! Check Out These Awesome Suggestions!

Pinecone crochet ornament

It is almost Christmas! Just a week away now! And if you still haven't finished your shopping for friends and loved ones on your gift list who love to play with yarn, I have a really great gift idea!!! No crowded parking lots! No last minute shipping charges! No wrapping! No size worries or color choices!

Feliz Navidad! How-to Celebrate by Making Easy Mini Ristra Ornaments and Gift Toppers

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Today, December 16th is the beginning of the 9 days of Las Posadas - a centuries old tradition in Mexico and in many towns and villages in New Mexico in which the search for "a room in the inn" is re-enacted every night until Christmas. Children and their parents wander through their neighborhood visiting home after home until finally they are welcomed in for delicious holiday treats and singing and sometimes breaking of a pinata.

Scandinavian Luminarias to Welcome Christmas

Scandi-luminaries

Scandinavian Luminarias!! Perfect blend of the two cultures that influence my holidays most - Scandinavian art and craft (and cookies of course), and childhood memories of unique and magical Christmas traditions in Santa Fe, NM.

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