Christmas

Icelandic Jólasveinar (Yule Lads) Come Calling Soon. Make One for Your Tree!

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Jólasveinar or Yule Lads, very, very distant relatives of the Päkapikk, and not so distant relatives of Nisse and Tomte, hide out in remote mountain caves of Iceland most of the year and only appear during the Christmas season.

How to Welcome an Estonian Päkapikk Into Your Home For Advent.

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Päkapikk! Delightful little elf like creatures that visit good little Estonian children every night during Advent! (See "mermaid's " comment below for the proununciation.)

Not much is known about Päkapikk! They started appearing in Estonia about 40 years ago and it seems they have been very secretive about where they come from or how they came to be!

Temari + Shisha Stitching = Beautiful Ornaments!

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Personally, I think Japanese Temari and Indian Shisha stitching compliment each other very nicely! This wasn't exactly where I was going when I started on this path but I really like where I ended up!

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How We Made the Icelandic Advent Tree

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On my previous post I shared my brand new table top Icelandic Advent Calendar Tree!

In this post, I am sharing how we constructed the tree. It is more of a guideline than a step by step tutorial but I am hoping some of you who may want to build your own will find it useful

As always, please feel free to ask me any questions.

Icelandic Style Advent Calendar with a Twist!

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

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