Christmas (Page 5)

Whether you keep this card simple or embellish it with ornaments and glitter, its simple cutout shape will make for a lovely handmade Christmas card to share with family and friends. Very easy to make, you’ll have a stack ready for mailing in no time! HO! HO! HO! Materials: greenRead More →

  Like most of you, the next couple of weeks are going to be very busy! Starting, gulp, day after tomorrow, our home will be swarming with out-of-town guests, and the celebrating will begin. Although I couldn’t be happier, I do feel like a deer in headlights. Rather stunned. Where did all theRead More →

My Bushia was a marvelous cook…of basic foods. And, hey, let’s face it, we consume mostly basic foods, right? As a mother of 13 children there wasn’t much time for fluff, but there was no shortage of flavor! A very Old World, traditional little lady. Now my Grandma Pearl…she was cheeky and modern.Read More →

A little while ago I decided that I wanted to make a series of images to display inside the kids’ play house. I think it will be nice to change these out seasonally. I didn’t really have a set plan, but this seemed like a good time to try outRead More →

I love shortbread with my afternoon coffee. This is our first Christmas cookie for the season (it freezes well). I have never actually made it before. This is a recipe my SIL always makes and I have to say… her’s is better 😉 . But since they moved out of state,Read More →

‘Tis the season to be jolly and frenzied! Just like everyone else reading this blog, December is usually a very busy month preparing for the holidays. And despite all our planning, and what seemed like timely preparations, here we are, just 4 short weeks before Christmas, and only 3 weeksRead More →

  With a few scraps of felt and an hour and a half, you’ll have a wonderful little stocking to hang on your tree or to tuck a treat in. Gift cards and tickets, Godiva Chocolates or jewelry would all travel well in this little stocking. Use the applique patternRead More →

I wanted to share a pattern for a couple of very cute mini Christmas stockings. When you put a loop on them, they make wonderful ornaments or gift toppers. Leave the loops off, stuff with silverware or a napkin, and they add a festive touch to your holiday table. They canRead More →