December 2009

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We would like to wish everyone the Merriest Christmas! We are taking the Holidays off to be with family and friends. We will be back after the Holidays ready to share a New Year of crafty goodness!    Joy and Peace of the Season! Fondly, Kimara and Michelle    “Glory to the New BornRead More →

I was very excited to see this recipe. It is unlike any cookie I’ve ever made. How cool is that? Chiska shared this recipe and gave us a lovely little story about how it came to her family. I can’t wait to give this a try. Thank you so much, Chiska, for this lovelyRead More →

  I can remember the first time I had these Chocolate No Bake Cookies. I LOVE fudge, but it can be tricky to make. These cookies satisfy me every bit as much as fudge, but with much less work! I haven’t made them for a while, so a big thanksRead More →

Michelle and I are getting ready for our Holiday break. Family is coming in, along with lots of cooking and playing. We still have a couple of cookie recipes to share. We would like to thank everyone that shared a recipe with us. It is always fun to see whatRead More →

EDIT: It had been my plan to just include the last paragraph of this blog, first printed December 8, 2008 on One Generation to Another. Since this morning, I’ve gotten 3 requests for the complete blog… so here is the post in its entirety… titled… Polish for the Day. I haveRead More →

Around here, children are in the kitchen almost as much as the adults. The minute the grandbabies hear me putzing in my kitchen or every night when Michelle starts dinner, we know it’s only moments before we hear, “Can I help?” And the answer is always the say, “Sure”. Sometimes it is hard coming up withRead More →

Every summer Britta and Axel, along with their children, leave the Thicket and head to the city to visit Britta’s sister, Greta and her family. When they go, Britta makes sure to bring gifts from the Thicket including acorn jam, dried mushrooms and toys for the children whittled from wood. In turn, GretaRead More →

Help your little gnome friends get a good night’s sleep with these Gnome City Beds. Very easy to make, and your gnomes will truly be appreciative! Materials for bed: wooden container decorative wooden knobs crafting glue wood paint Mod Podge or sealer Materials for mattress and pillow: felt pieces stuffingRead More →

    NOTE: There is still plenty of time to share your favorite Christmas cookie with us. Just mail us the recipe, photo if you have one, and a little “background” about the cookie. Also, if you’d like your blog shared, make sure to include your URL. Then email allRead More →

In another one of our Wordy Wednesdays, I’m sharing a story first published November 25, 2008 on One Generation to Another. No one said parenting would be easy, but it is often the most innocuous situations that prove to be the most challenging. In this story a lesson was learnedRead More →

Bug was so right when he said our gnome house needed a Santa! Here is our version of Santa Gnome, along with his sack of goodies for all wee gnome children! Following our basic Waldorf Style Gnome directions, I created Santa, with a few variations. Since these are super fast toRead More →

It’s Christmas and I can guarantee you, little gnomes are waiting for a visit from Santa Gnome. Here’s our version to join in the Holiday fun! Materials: Wool felt pieces 6 strand embroidery floss or pearl cotton “fluff” for pompom (this can be roving, yarn or cotton balls) stuffing forRead More →

  NOTE: There is still plenty of time to share your favorite Christmas cookie with us. Just mail us the recipe, photo if you have one, and a little “background” about the cookie. Also, if you’d like your blog shared, make sure to include your URL. Then email all theRead More →

Materials: Heavy Water Color Paper Contact Paper Plastic Wrap Sheet of Card Stock Watercolor Paints Glue Glitter Angel Pattern     Print off the Angel Pattern I drew (or design your own). Trace the angel onto the contact paper, flip the angel and trace it again. Cut out the contactRead More →

The kids created these beautiful Angels Rejoicing Paintings this week. I got the basic idea for the watercolor technique from Gail at ThatArtistWoman (I love her blog for kid art ideas) and from that I developed our own unique holiday related theme project. This project took us two days andRead More →

When we made plans to take a trip to visit my son and his wife, I wanted a project that I could work on in the car, and one that wouldn’t be too complicated. I designed this pattern to be attractive but also easy enough that I could knit inRead More →

Believe it or not, there is still time to knit a scarf for a Christmas gift… or, be self indulgent like me  😉 and knit one for yourself to help keep you toasty warm over the winter months. This scarf is an easy pattern to knit, suitable for beginners that know how to knitRead More →

Many blogs participate in what has come to be known as Wordless Wednesdays. This gives bloggers a chance to share photos and to rest their weary fingers. Far be it from us to follow the beaten track. We’re considering instituting Wordy Wednesdays. I originally shared this story with readers onRead More →

This past weekend Tim and I headed out to visit my youngest son and his wife in Wisconsin. The children always “Come Home” for the holidays, and we never get a chance to share their holiday decorations. So, this year, we took a long weekend, drove the 7 hours, andRead More →

These mittens are easy to knit, suitable for advanced beginners. It is a basic checkerboard pattern, with blocks made up of 4 stitches and rows. It matches our Checkerboard Scarf pattern. They would look lovely made up in soft wools. I, unfortunately, am allergic to wool, so I made mine out ofRead More →

NOTE: There is still plenty of time to share your favorite Christmas cookie with us. Just mail us the recipe, photo if you have one, and a little “background” about the cookie. Also, if you’d like your blog shared, make sure to include your URL. Then email all the infoRead More →

Last year the kids and I made these Felt and Stuffed Star Ornaments for the little tree in our family room. What I loved about this project is that each generation took a different approach to the same theme. The kids had a blast decorating their felt stars with glitterRead More →