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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.

Yarnia Inspired Angles: My Littlest Angel

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Almost named this angel "Trouble"! But all is forgiven now so that's not going to happen!

Instead, I have named her "My Littlest Angel" after the little angel in a much loved book (The Littlest Angel) remembered from my childhood. For a time the angel in the story just couldn't get the hang of things and kept inadvertently doing things that prevented him from getting his wings.

Yarnia Inspired Angels: Making a Beaded "Snowflake" Angel

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Meet sweet and delicate "Snowflake"! She is the forth angel in the Yarnia Inspired Angels series and if you missed the others - you can find all six angels here and how to posts for the red angel, folk angel and quilted angel.

Yarnia Inspired Angels: Making the Quilted Angel

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I have been holding on to every last scrap of this sparkly star fabric and using it for only very special projects! It is impossible to show, but the fabric has millions and millions of shiny silver bits embedded in the fabric which wink and sparkle constantly.

Not being a quilter nor having ever gotten the hang of free motion quilting, my efforts to create a quilted wing will probably not astound and amaze you! But the end result is working nicely and the wings sparkle at me every time I walk by!

Yarnia Inspired Angels: Making the Folk Angel.

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In my notes, I always referred to this angel as my "Folk Angel" - and she does have a kind of folk art feel about her.

I fashioned her after a memory of an angel painting I remember from my childhood in Santa Fe. But she IS wearing Diane's sock yarn and she is blue (Diane's favorite color), so I have just this minute decided to name her Diane after my sweet daughter!

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