Christmas Crafts

A Simple, Quick Embroidered 3-D Christmas Tree using Yarnia PDX Bits and Pieces Holiday Tree Using Yarnia PDX Yarn Scraps

This is one of those simple and quick projects that lends itself to all kinds of possibilities. It is beautiful just as it is. Or it presents a great surface for adding beads, embroidery,sequins....

A Little Late Christmas in July: Beginning a Brand New Advent Calendar Tree!

Advent Tree begun

First five ornaments completed for my newest Advent Calendar Tree!

Last year's Advent tree , as some of you will remember, was created using the Advent ornament patterns and the Christmas Tree pattern from one of my four super heros - Alan Dart! (catch up on that here!).

Happy Christmas in July: Make Christmas Bells and Baskets Using Apple Core EPP

Baskets and Bells using Apple Core EPP

Fashion little bells or baskets to use as tree ornaments, advent calendars, on garlands or as package tie-ons using an English Paper Piecing template known as an Apple Core!

HappyChristmas in July: Make a Danish Woven Heart Out of Real Birch Bark

Danish hearts  - Make them with real birch bark!

A teeny tiny 1 1/4" Danish woven heart basket made using real birch bark! Find a birch bark tree with the bark peeling off, strip it and make hearts for the Winter Holidays.

I was inspired to try my hand at this by Alan Dart during an e-mail exchange, and when I found bark peeling off a birch last February, I removed it immediately.

St. Lucia Day and the Beginning of Scandinavian Christmas

St. Lucy's court

Happy St. Lucia Day - the official beginning of the Scandinavian Christmas season December 13th to Christmas Day. And the beginning of "Scandinavian Christmas" on the Pickled Herring blog.


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