Christmas

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!

Christmas in July: Plastic Canvas Ornaments and Gifts You Will Love Making and Giving!

Plastic Canvas for Christmas

Inspired by projects shared in the Plastic Canvas Blog Hop hosted recently by Sister Diane on Craftypod, the "head elf" in my Christmas in July workshop (that would be me) has been playing with plastic canvas againÂ… making PC Christmas! Check out all the holiday crafty goodness Plastic Canvas Blog Hop participants have inspired!

Check Out the New Additions to Gingerbreadsnowflakes!

Apple Blossoms

My super awesome daughter Diane, who takes very good care of her technically challenged mother, has added a couple new goodies to Gingerbreadsnowflakes!

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Make Your Very Own Scandinavian Shaved Wood Ornaments - from a Kit!!

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Look at these beautiful Scandinavian shaved wood ornaments! Created using REAL wood savings! I love them to pieces! Just finished making them using a Shaved Wood Ornament Kit which I am very excited to share with you!!

How To Mark Stitch Lines for Embroidery on Felted Fabric Easter Eggs (and Balls)

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Marking straight lines on felted fabrics can be a bit tricky. Chalk barely stays in place long enough to get the job done and marking pens seem to find the uneven texture a challenge. So I tried using masking tape and to my surprise it worked perfectly!

Masking tape clings just enough to stay in place while stitching and releases without pulling the fibers. I used the same pieces over and over - no need for a fresh piece each time a line needs to be marked.

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