Christmas Crafts

Yarn Stars. The Perfect Last Minute Ornament or Decoration.

Yarn stars 2015

Yarn Stars make beautiful, very last minute ornaments for holiday decorating - tree ornaments, garlands, gift tie-ons, hanging in windows. Diane at craftypod and I had a little yarn star making playtime with family and these were the results.

As you can see, even if you sort of lose your way and go a different direction, as long as you are consistent, the star should work out. Notice the cool open weave of the grey and red star above. I love it!

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.

Shaved Wood Ornaments for Kids!!

Shaved Wood Kit perfect for Kids

Although I love making shaved wood ornaments, I have always been a little hesitant to recommend them as a project for children! Well! I just figured out how to make it easy for children to participate!!!

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