Happy Yule Lad Day. Come Meet My Christmas Elves!

Yule Lad Day gathering of Nisse, Tomte, Nisser, Tomtuu, Pakappik, Sami and Yule Lads!

December 12th! Yule Lads, known in Iceland as Julesvenier, begin coming down from high peaks and mountain valleys of Iceland to deliver treats to good children.

English Paper Piecing - Two Template Fractal Kaleidoscope Christmas Ornament!

EPP Christmas Kaleidoscope Ornament

EPP (English Paper Piecing), as anyone who has tried it already knows, is highly addictive! Certainly I was hooked after folding and basting my first hexie. And now that I have had the opportunity to play with pentagons, diamonds, triangles, apple cores, and tumblers - well lets just say I am even more addicted than ever before.

EPP Pumpkins for Halloween

EPP Pumpkins

I love having lots of pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns around this time of year! Most of us do!!! But it kills me to have to watch them rot away. So in order to have my cake - er Halloween candy - and eat it too, I decided a couple years ago to indulge my fascination with fiber pumpkins!

Mini Tips and Tuts: Fluffing Up Flattened Yoyos

Fluffing up flat yoyos

After a year in "wip storage" the little yo-yos on my "yoyo pillow" had become flat as a pancake - and NOT pretty. I came up with a little trick to restore them to their puffy fluffy pre-storage selves!

(I did not take a picture of them before fluffing - sorry. I wasn't planning to share this but my daughter has strongly suggested I should! So you will have to trust me - they really didn't look pretty.)

Mini Tips and Tuts: Reusing Pillows Already Living at Your House

Simple re-use!  Why buy more pillows!

It suddenly occurred to me while I was preparing to visit my local craft store to purchase a pillow form for the sun painted fabric pillow that I have altogether too many pillows sitting around - many unused most of the year (holiday pillows). Why not simply create a slip case type cover and pull one of those pillows out of storage!

By reusing pillows I already own, I am saving between $15.00 and $20.00 per pillow and reducing the number of pillows I have stored in the closet!!

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