Spring

How To Make a Punched Tin Dragonfly

Punched tin Dragonfly

Several requests have arrived from the blogiverse for a tutorial for making a punched tin and bead dragonfly. So here it is!

NOTES before we start:

** Wiring on the wings is a bit tricky and I have done my best to make the process clear. If you will follow the written steps, you should have no problem creating your own dragonfly. However, if you have a question, don't hesitate to write me.

Upcycle Magic! Revisiting Danish Woven Paper Heart Baskets.

Danish paper heart baskets

Traditionally, Danish woven paper heart baskets are brought out to trim Christmas trees and hang in windows as signs of welcome throughout Scandinavia. But why limit their charm to the winter holiday season when almost every paper stash offers unlimited potential and possibility - woven hearts for every season and in every color?

Valborg - Celebrate with a Lovely Fire

Valborg / Walpurgis Night 2007

Image of Valborg Fire in Sweden by Thomas Bucktele

Valborg or Walpurgis Night! April 30th.

Time to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring.

Sweden - Valborg Celebration

Bacon Scallop Risotto

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I love, love, love bacon wrapped scallops and I adore risotto! And since it is spring, I am sharing a favorite spring time meal at my house - a recipe I created so I could enjoy both dishes in one!!

                 BACON SCALLOP RISOTTO

 Ingredients

1/4 lb. sliced bacon - cut into about 1" pieces

1/4 cup chopped onion

4 tablespoons olive oil

1 C risotto rice

Springtime Wreath Recycle - From Ivy to Rainbows

Grapoe vine wreath with Rainbows and Punched Tin Butterflies

I am loving how this turned out! Inspired by seeing a lovely little tutorial last fall for wrapping a few of the vine sections of a grape vine wreath with colorful embroidery floss - a brilliant and beautiful idea shared by Katie at Duo Fiberworks.

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