Icelandic Style Advent Calendar with a Twist!


After spending four long years in my "make someday file". my little Scandi-tree is sitting on my dining Table waiting for Advent!

Relax! Great Shopping for Unique, Hand Crafted Holiday Gifts!

Galleries Lafayette

Image of Galleries La Fayette by Visitingeu

50 Shopping days til Christmas!

In an effort designed to help keep you out of busy malls, traffic snarls, Black Friday crunch and to support makers online, I have prepared this list of lovely shops for you to visit! There are items here to suit most budgets and tastes - all made by hand by skilled artisans.

Celebrate St. Nicholas Day with Cookies and Stockings!


Gracie is all ready for the holidays and not so patiently waiting!

Waiting is not something I am finding easy these days either!

Spent the whole day yesterday taking "beauty shots" of the upcoming tutorials and now I am going crazy having to wait to share!

Christmas Magic

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Photo taken by my sweetie.

It is no secret - at least to any of my friends - I do love the Winter Holiday Season!

Most of you must understand or you most likely wouldn't be here! But I also know some of my readers probably think I am nuts!

Earlier this year, my dear friend TeriC and I shared a conversation about the whole Christmas and Winter Holiday thing and I thought I would share some of my thoughts with you as well.

Happy Third Blogiversary To Me Tralalalalalala...


Father Christmas Dolls I put out every year on November 1.  Hand made gifts from Diane.

Three whole years! Three years since my sweet daughter - most of you know her as Sister Diane at Craftypod - finally succeeded in talking me into writing a blog.

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