Christmas in July

Christmas in July: More Shaved Wood and BARC Ornaments!

Shaved Wood Curls and BARC Wood Veneer Paper make lovely Classic and Contemporary Old World Themed Ornaments

If hearts are not your thing - here are a few more ideas for lovely holiday tree ornaments made using Olsen's Shaved Wood Ornament Kits and Arc Craft BARC Wood Veneer Paper. Hopefully these very simple designs will appeal to both classic and contemporary tastes!

Christmas in July: Old World Shaved Wood Ornaments Made Easy!

Festive Heart ornaments

Combining the little ready made shaved wood curls from Olsen's Shaved Wood Ornament Kits and shaved wood strips called "Spon or Bastelspan" sent to me by a friend in Norway has allowed me to make ornaments I was not able to make using only one or the other alone. And these hearts are some of my favorites!

Christmas in July: Plastic Canvas Ornaments and Gifts You Will Love Making and Giving!

Plastic Canvas for Christmas

Inspired by projects shared in the Plastic Canvas Blog Hop hosted recently by Sister Diane on Craftypod, the "head elf" in my Christmas in July workshop (that would be me) has been playing with plastic canvas againÂ… making PC Christmas! Check out all the holiday crafty goodness Plastic Canvas Blog Hop participants have inspired!

Making Santas - August Progress Update

Scandi-claus/St. Nicholas

Progress has been made on St. Nicholas and Scandi-claus!

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Book Review - Christmas Crafts Scandinavian Style

Christmas Crafts Scandinavian Style

Christmas Crafts Scandinavian Style by Tone Merete Stenklov and Miriam Nilsen Morken and published by Stackpole Books

I LOVE this book! I can't begin to tell you how many times I have picked it up in the past couple weeks while relaxing with a lovely hot cup of coffee in hand, my eyes pouring over every page and my mind happily dreaming of making!

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