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Showing posts from April, 2008

Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments

It's November, which to many over-enthusiastic holiday lovers means CHRISTMAS! Yes, I love Thanksgiving as well—it's just one big holiday celebration for me from now to the end of the year. So far, I've refrained from putting up my Christmas tree, but that doesn't mean I can't prepare, right? This past weekend, I spent some time making some ornaments. I love to create handmade ornaments to add to my little tree each year. 
Lately I've been interested in popsicle stick crafts. I found some super cute ideas on Pinterest (see the links to my Holiday Crafts and Food board and specific posts below). I like that such a simple material can have so many possibilities. Just add paint and glue!
I was able to get my kids involved for part of my craft day. They are ages 2 and 3, so they didn't do much beyond just paint a few popsicle sticks. I turned these painted sticks into little Santa Claus ornaments—two for each daughter as they're bound to ruin some of them …

My Knitting Projects

My grandmother taught me how to knit when I was about 10 or 11. I never really finished a project, but I remembered the basics. Then, while in college, I was walking through a craft store and found a free simple scarf pattern. I thought it might be fun to try, so I gave it a shot and haven't put down my needles since. In the picture above, you'll see a few of the scarves I finished, including that first one, which is in the middle. With some practice, I eventually moved on to sweaters. Here are some of my more successful projects. (Please excuse my ugly green carpet...)