Winter

Quick and Easy Reuse Project! Make Beautiful Holiday Decorations Using Old Baskets!

P1090585

My unglamorous beauty shot! But I don't think it takes away from how cool these turned out!

My little recycled basket ornaments were inspired by two internet friends - Margit whose blog Papirklip og Aesker is full of the most wonderful Danish inspired, downloadable paper ornaments and Heather whom you all know from Dollar Store Crafts.

International Winter Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap

3274695482_125b800710_o

Welcome to the International Winter Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap!

Baking cookies is one of my favorite ways to celebrate the holidays and I am always on the lookout for new recipes to try - especially those that are a part of traditional celebrations in other cultures.

Bizcochitos - My Favorite Holiday Cookie (after sugar cookies of course!)

P1090641

Bizcochitos (biz-co-chee-toes) have been a family favorite for as long as I can remember.

The New Mexico State Legislature voted them the New Mexico State Cookie! And once you have tasted one, you will know why!

Every person I have ever baked a batch for has begged me for more!

Nearly Instant Ornament Idea for the Knitters on Your List - Including YOU!

P1090565

If you need a quick little gift for a knitter - grab that bit of leftover yarn from one of your recent projects and wind it into a ball about 2" in diameter.

Cut two wood skewers 4" to 5" long.

Glue a bead on the end of each skewer and you are done!

Easy ornament gift for kids to make for teachers, grandparents, aunts ... and for you to make for mothers, sisters, and friends!

And a great little ornament for your own tree - make one for every project you have done this year!

Making a Six Side Woven Yarn Star of David for Hanukkah!

P1090619

Got an e-mail from Nicole a few days ago asking me if I had ever figured out the weaving pattern for a Star of David - I mentioned I was working on it in the Yarn Star tutorial I published last December.

Actually - I had put the project on the back burner where it had remained until I got Nicole's reminder! ACK!  This tutorial wasn't on the schedule! And I wasn't planning anything this complicated to post right now in my busy season!

Syndicate content