Christmas Crafts

Make a Gingerbread House Advent Calendar

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You guys already know I am into Advent calendars big time! And you also know that I can't get through the holidays without making at least one gingerbread house!

This year I invited Diane over for a day to help me make a Gingerbread House Advent Calendar - a wild idea I got into my head last January and have been very excited to make ever since. And with a few tricks - easier than you think!

How to Make Matryoshka - Russian Nesting Dolls - with Gourds

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Happy 90 Days until Christmas! "90 Days Until Christmas" is a big holiday at my house because it is the official kick-off to the "getting ready for the winter holidays"!

I am celebrating by putting up my 90 day count down to Christmas calendar and putting the final coat of spray on my Matryoshka ornament...

Testing! Testing! Plaid Folk Art Acrylic! And a Fab Giveaway!

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True Confession! Except for a little watercolor atc that I made for Chris last year, I have not touched paint since I was in college. Well - there was that youthful love affair with Casein paint when I was 12, but other than that, paint and I have never exactly bonded.

"Unmade" Ornament Rescue complete! Sweet ATC Frames and a Little Dala

Inspiration for another Dala from the Land of Unmade Ornaments

But we will get back to that in a bit!  First I just have to share these cute little owls I absolutely HAD to make! 

Celebrating St. Lucia Day with a recycled wreath and Lucy goodies!

Remember my leaf wreath?  I have recycled it into a wreath to celebrate Saint Lucy Day!

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