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Submitted by Pam on Tue, 11/25/2008 - 04:11
As promised! Here is a little how-to for those little Marshmallow Men you saw in the Gingerbread house post.
Better Homes and Gardens, December 1960!! I have been hanging on to this clipping all that time! Better Homes and Gardens has been a part of my life ever since I can remember. It was one of two magazines my Mom subscribed to as I was growing up and I just couldn't wait for the holiday issues each year. All those crafty ideas for holiday decorations - I spent hours and hours pouring over those pages. And I look forward to my holiday issues just as much today!
Submitted by Pam on Fri, 11/21/2008 - 01:33
Today I am going to do my very best to convince you to add a gingerbread house project to your holiday celebrations. First, a little peek into my own gingerbread house history...
Submitted by Pam on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 02:59
Punched "tin" light shields catch, reflect and amplify the lights on trees and garlands.
Design possibilities are endless and making them is a very simple process. If you need inspiration for designs, check out these Mexican tin ornaments offered through La Fuente; but basic star, or flower cookie cutters about 3" diameter work great as patterns.
Submitted by Pam on Thu, 11/13/2008 - 00:42
This wheat spiral has been on my tree over 35 years and the star and snowflake almost that long. OUCH!;
My eyes and heart fell in love with wheat weaving a long time ago. So...this past Spring I decided that now that I have the whole internet world at my finger tips, I would learn more about it and maybe try my hand at making a few simple ornaments. And here are two of them.
Submitted by Pam on Wed, 11/12/2008 - 06:00
These pretty decorations are based on an ancient Japanese craft known as Temari. They begin with a styrofoam ball, wrapped in thread. This forms a beautiful and functional base for embroidery.
Here's a picture of some traditional Temari. They can be a little complicated to make, so they're really best learned from a book or a live class. However, this tutorial will teach you to make the thread-wrapped ball, and then decorate it in some simpler ways.