Month: December 2016

A Year in a Nutshell (Plus Next Years Goals)

Like so many others at this time of year I like to look back over the last 12 months and give it some thought. I’m that sort of person. Sometimes I berate myself on my mistakes or cringe at my regrets, but more often I […]

My Favorite Part of Christmas

My Favorite Part of Christmas

  Simplify Christmas, celebrate Christ.   A few years ago my mother bought a lovely Christmas plaque with the above saying written on it. She has placed it over our mantle as a temporary seasonal replacement for a picture that reads, “Home — Where Each […]

Poinsettia Shimmer Garland | Free Crochet Pattern

  You can purchase an inexpensive copy of this pattern in my stores Ravelry and Etsy!    As I am writing this, a pre-Christmas turkey is baking in the oven, and cranberry sauce is cooling in the fridge. Above the computer where I am working, […]

Old World Christmas Plaque | A Mixed Media Project

Here I am again with an old-fashioned inspired piece I call Old World Christmas, made with scrapbook paper, ribbon, and lots of vintage charm. If you are interested in how I did it and what inspired me, then read on. Inspiration A few years ago, […]

Snowflake Shimmer Garland | Free Crochet Pattern

  (Get an inexpensive copy of this pattern in my stores at Ravelry and Etsy!) Winter makes me think of a great many things, and I am sure you can name them with me: cold, warm drinks, sweaters, fires in the fireplace (if you are […]

Old World Christmas, Crochet Garland, and Chubby Clay Characters

I’m chiding myself for letting nearly two weeks go by without blogging. This year I have been really proud of my blogging commitment, but with the holidays here, these commitments seem to fly out the proverbial window. What have you missed during this time? All […]