Other Holidays

Apple and Green Chile Scandi Heart Empanadas to Celebrate Lucia Day and Guadalupe Day.

Apple and Green Chile Empanadas

"Apple and Green Chile Empanadas" to celebrate both the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Dec. 12th) and Lucia Day (Dec. 13th)!

I am not from Mexico nor Catholic, and there is no Scandinavian blood in my recent ancestry, but I always celebrate December 12th and 13th - and quite often by blending the two cultural traditions that have so completely influenced my art, craft, heart and Winter Holiday celebrations.

How to Make "Punched Tin" Paper Angels

Punched Tin Paper Angels

Very simple "punched tin" paper angel ornament to make with the kids!

Since I celebrate both Guadalupe Day (December 12th) and St. Lucy Day (December 13th), I became very excited when I came up with this little ornament idea  -  a perfect ornament that blends two cultures whose special celebrations fall so close together. 

Red! White! Blue! Woven Yarn Spangles to Make July 4th Sparkle!

Woven yarn stars at a little 4th of July brunch!

4th of July is almost upon us!  A second look at the possibilities for yarn stars =  pretty ideas for adding sparkle to home and garden to celebrate the upcoming holiday!

For example - red, white and blue yarn stars make a fun, colorful center piece or "table runner" for a relaxing July 4th brunch in the garden!

Valborg - Celebrate with a Lovely Fire

Valborg / Walpurgis Night 2007

Image of Valborg Fire in Sweden by Thomas Bucktele

Valborg or Walpurgis Night! April 30th.

Time to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring.

Sweden - Valborg Celebration

Celebrating Midsummer - Margit's Story

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Open! Open! Open!

Please! Please! Please!

All the demanding and pleading I have done these past few days have been to no avail. This little pea flower refuses to open in time for Midsummer. It is probably waiting for something called sunshine!

I have a whole garden bursting with blossoms - why do I care so much about my sweet peas?

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