Winter

Christmas and Winter Holiday Cookies: Speculaas

Traditional speculaas

Speculaas! A Dutch treat beloved throughout much of northern Europe and eaten at the celebration of St. Nicholas (Sinterklaas in the Netherlands) on December 5th, as well as throughout the Christmas holiday season!

Christmas and Winter Holiday Cookies from Around the World

Old world Christmas cookies

Christmas Cookies! Most all of us love to eat Christmas cookies! And many of us make baking Christmas cookies an important part of our holiday celebrations. I am no exception!!! From the day long ago when, for the very first time, my great grandmother allowed me to roll and cut Christmas sugar cookies, I have been, well, nearly obsessed with making - and eating - Christmas cookies!

How to Make 3-D God's Eyes!

God's Eyes 3-D

My friend Michelle has inspired me on more than one occasion to think about the crafty possibilities of cereal box cardboard! Guess what - I just used it again - to make God's Eyes! And turned what was at first a negative outcome into a very cool new way to make God's Eyes! 3-D God's eyes!

You see, the problem that occurs when using cereal box cardboard for the supports is that after winding the yarn about four times, the God's Eye will begin to curve. No stopping it!

How To: Cereal Box Woven "Wheat Straw" Stars (Suns) to Celebrate the Primstav Summer Season

Woven Straw Star Ornaments

 

Woven Straw Stars = Cardboard Strip Version

Today I am celebrating the beginning of the summer season!

Oops! Did I just rock your world?

Dutch Canal Houses Embroidery Has Been Completed. Sharing a little PDF

Dutch Canal Houses Embroidered Table Runner

Dutch Canal Houses Embroidery completed! And I am happy to report - completed in time for St. Nicholas Day last December. At least one end of it.

I am the first to notice my stitching is not perfect, but one thing I did learn is that, in this particular case at least, the whole is greater than it's imperfect parts!

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