Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

Thrifted Felt

 I haven't done much thrifting lately,
but because there are often vintage Christmas
craft kits this time of year, 
I have found some really great felt!

Bye for now!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas 2013

 We had such a lovely little Christmas here, 
peaceful and happy!
 Sabrina got some great presents, 
like this cute hat from Grandma and Grandpa,
and this bracelet I crocheted her.
 And she got a camera from the Grandparents too!
I got a lovely coat that I'm sure
will be featured in a future outfit post
and some yummy scented Bath and Body from 
my girl.
We watched the movie Elf and 
munched on Christmas treats! 
What could be better!
Bye for now!

Monday, December 23, 2013

What I Wore: Christmas Shopping

Vintage skirt, jacket, blouse: thrift
Boots and tights: Target
Cuckoo clock pin: made by me

Friday, December 20, 2013

A Gingerbread Heart Pin

 I was so happy with how
 my gingerbread heart ornaments turned out, 
that I decided to make brooch versions.
Here is the first,
with gingham, a deer head and an edelweiss flower

 You can find it in my shop!

I will be making more, soon. 
Bye for now!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Chenille Stem Christmas Tree DIY

 Hi there! Here is a little tutorial to make
little Christmas trees with 
chenille stems and wooden spools.

You'll need green bump chenille stems,
brown chenille stems,
and wooden spools.
Fold the brown stem in half 
and twist the ends together.
Cut the green stems into sections of two bumps.

 Wind the bump sections around the brown stem.
As you work your way up the stem,
wrap the green piece around an extra time
to make the branches shorter.
By the time you get to the top of the tree 
you will be wrapping around about 5 times.

Before you wrap the last branch section around the tree,
cut a separate bump for the top and
wrap the last section around it to hold it in place.

 Then you simply insert into a wooden spool!
You can wrap ribbon round the spool if you like,
or you could skip the spool and use them 
as adornments on packages.
I also think they would be cute to leave up year round
especially if you leave the spools plain.

 Bye for now!

Monday, December 16, 2013


 It's been very cold and snowy,
which does make it feel like Christmas is coming.
As long as you can keep warm.

 This bunny is headed down the bunny path.
They make this same path in the snow every year.

Smoke is happy because he can hide
 under the Christmas tree skirt again.
Bye for now!

Friday, December 13, 2013

My Latest PIn and Other Projects

 Here is my latest pin, a cute gingerbread chalet!
Good enough to eat! 
Find it in my shop!
 Here are some felt birds I've been crafting using a vintage kit.
 Taking pix of my next tutorial.

And, lastly, a hat I crocheted for someone special.
Bye till Monday!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Snow Tracks

 We've had lots of snow lately,
and while I don't love shoveling it,
I do love looking at all the little tracks I find.
I can tell just where all our rabbits have been!
Bye for now!

Monday, December 09, 2013

Gingerbread Houses

I have always loved gingerbread houses
and now with pinterest, I can find all kinds 
of wonderful examples!

gingerbread house

gingerbread cuckoo clock gingerbread house #gingerbread #gingerbreadhouse

gingerbread house  #gingerbread   #gingerbreadhouse 

gingerbread cuckoo clock


Hope you enjoyed these masterpieces!
Bye for now!

Friday, December 06, 2013

Gingerbread Ornament in my Shop

 I really enjoyed making those gingerbread cookies
that look like Lebkuchen the other day,
so I decided to make some ornaments 
for my shop!
I think these would be great for Christmas, Valentines
or all year long!
The first one has a bird, polka dot heart and edelweiss flower.

 The second one has edelweiss and a deer with antlers.
Very alpine!
Check out my shop to see more!
Bye for now!

Thursday, December 05, 2013

More Thrifted Glasses

 I found a few more vintage glasses
to fill out my 12 Days of Christmas set.
I only have a few more to go!

I really love these!
Bye for now!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Inspired by Lebkuchen

 For Christmas this year I've been inspired 
by my German, Norwegian and French heritage.
One of the German traditions I really love is 
Below is a pic of some beautiful lebkuchen cookies 
in a German Christmas fair stall.
There are many different variation of the cookie
but I think these hearts are my favorite!

The recipe for Lebkuchen varies, but usually includes
spices such as cardamon, pepper and cinnamon
with honey as the sweetner.
But I thought I might use my mom's gingerbread 
recipe and then decorate it like a Lebkuchen.
I did one with an eidelweiss flower.

 And one with handwriting, "noel".

 I think they turned out so cute,
I had to get a pic before they were eaten.
Because they were too yummy not to eat!
Bye for now!

Monday, December 02, 2013

Cyber Monday Sale and New Christmas Pins

 Today I'm having a little sale in my shop
for Cyber Monday!
Get 10% off anything in my shop
by using the code:
It comes at a great time
as I just added 4 new pins with a 
Christmas theme!
There is a cute fox with a holly accent!

 A Santa Gnome!

 A Christmas Kitty!
 And a Christmas Metryoshka doll!
Get then now at my shop
and take advantage of this one day sale!

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