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World Intellectual Property Day

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I just found out that today is World Intellectual Property Day.

Please take a few minutes to visit Zencrafting and read Pat's post about Intellectual Property - what it is and what resources you have at your disposal should you find that someone has pirated your work.

Candle Wreath for Imbolc

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Just finished putting together my candle wreath to celebrate the very old Celtic traditions of Brigid's Day or Imbolc - a celebration that takes place midway between the winter solstice and spring equinox to celebrate the advancing warmth and light of the sun as it warms and prepares the earth for spring sowing.

The holiday is often marked by lighting candles, building fires on freshly cleaned hearths, eating pancakes, and planting seeds or bulbs in little indoor pots.

Getting a Head Start on Holiday Gifts with a Swedish Tomte

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I know! I KNOW! Christmas is officially over!

But... it is not a minute too soon to start making gifts for next year. After all Christmas is only 342 days away, and believe me that is not as much time as you think for making holiday gifts!

My first 2011 holiday gift project - ornaments and small decorations starting with this whimsical little Tomke or Nisse.

Toys and Cookies and Merry Christmas

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Pony for Sofia! Just delivered to "Mom" to hide under the tree! Very pleased with the pony! Completely designed and made from scratch by me!!!

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Sandkaker - Norwegian Sand Cookies

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Sandkaker - Norwegian Sand Cookies

My friend Gill lives in Norway and although she does not have a blog, she wanted to participate in the cookie recipe exchange. Below you will find the recipe from her MIL she has shared with me.

Apparently her MIL bakes so many cookies at Christmas that they last until Easter! Then she bakes no more cookies until the next Christmas!

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