Christmas

Christmas Mice - a project from "Christmas Crafts Scandinavian Style"

Christmas Mice

As promised! My Christmas Mice! Created using pattern and instructions from "Christmas Crafts Scandinavian Style".

Making Santas - August Progress Update

Scandi-claus/St. Nicholas

Progress has been made on St. Nicholas and Scandi-claus!

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Book Review - Christmas Crafts Scandinavian Style

Christmas Crafts Scandinavian Style

Christmas Crafts Scandinavian Style by Tone Merete Stenklov and Miriam Nilsen Morken and published by Stackpole Books

I LOVE this book! I can't begin to tell you how many times I have picked it up in the past couple weeks while relaxing with a lovely hot cup of coffee in hand, my eyes pouring over every page and my mind happily dreaming of making!

Playing with Finnish Tonttu and Danish Nisser

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Here he is! My very own little Finnish Tonttu! I love him to pieces!

Up until December 11th, I was convinced there were no little Christmas elves to be found in Finland. On December 12th, thanks to a lovely reader named Dawn, I was directed to Lene who offered a complete how-to for making Finnish Tonttu on her blog Dances With Wool.

Gledileg Jol: Merry Yule from Iceland

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Iceland image by Oliver Hoffman

When and why early man began celebrating Yule is shrouded in mystery, but the celebration at this time of year certainly seems to have been connected with the longest night of the year and the promise of the returning sun.

As is the case in many Northern European countries, especially those having precious little sunlight this time of year, the celebration of Yule or Jol in Iceland dates back beyond memory or written language.

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