Stained Glass Candles to Celebrate Advent


I am making Advent candles again!

Collaborative Project: Advent Calendar Christmas Tree Fridge Magnet to Countdown the Days til Christmas!


I still can't believe I am finally getting to write this post and that this fun fridge magnet Advent Calendar Christmas Tree is actually currently living on my fridge!

The idea to create a fridge magnet Advent calendar tree has been bubbling around in my mind for a couple years now, but I was pretty certain I didn't have the drawing skills to pull it off, much less the computer chops.

Make a Gingerbread House Advent Calendar


You guys already know I am into Advent calendars big time! And you also know that I can't get through the holidays without making at least one gingerbread house!

This year I invited Diane over for a day to help me make a Gingerbread House Advent Calendar - a wild idea I got into my head last January and have been very excited to make ever since. And with a few tricks - easier than you think!

Make a Beautiful Mini Quilt - by Christmas!


Here is a really easy gift idea! Make a beautiful handmade mini quilt using a "cheater quilt" design fabric from Spoonflower!

Do what I did! Make a cup of hot cocoa and then browse the 500+ pages of fabric designs on Spoonflower! (Actually I found plenty of appealing choices within the first 12 pages.) Picking your favorites will likely be the hardest part of making your mini quilt gifts!

Chocolate house giveaway winner!


So many nice wishes! Thank you everyone for entering my 2nd blogaversary giveaway and for your many kind and encouraging words.

Without your support and enthusiasm the past two years wouldn't have been nearly as much fun as they have been.

The best part has been meeting and connecting with so many talented and incredible people.

I am very much looking forward to another year with all of you!

And now for the giveaway winner!

Robin! Congratulations! You have won a chocolate house kit! I hope you and your son enjoy putting it together and decorating.

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