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The cutest ornaments: Almond shell birds

My handmade holiday ornaments for last year were these little almond shell birds, and they were a big hit. I followed the instructions pretty much line by line, but instead of shellac to seal my almond shells, I used a matte Delta Ceramcoat sealant that I had left over from a wood painting project. 88 more words


On The Mend

The three ladies of the house are slowly getting better now whilst somehow the only man has managed to avoid the coughs and colds we’ve had: I put it down to long hours working and not being at home so much the last week or so. 852 more words

Home Education

Let It Snow!

Hi everyone,

It is full on Christmas card making mode around here now, and I have a tutorial up over on  the Papermilldirect blog here… 30 more words


Laptop Sleeve

Earlier in the year I made Helen a laptop sleeve from remnants left from her black and white quilt, I’m pleased to say she really likes it, in fact her best friend wants one too! 561 more words


How to Make a Glitter Flower Ornament


  • Fillable glass or plastic ornament (Sold at Walmart or Michaels)
  • Fake flowers or greenery
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon or Twine

Difficulty Level: Really freaking easy. :) 267 more words

Making My Advent Calandar

Earlier this month I posted  about my Huge Christmas Hobbycraft Haul which included an advent calendar kit. With it being the 1st of December tomorrow it’s now made and ready to go! 234 more words


Holiday Rhyming: Paper Chains and Word Family Trees

I just finished my new book, Holiday Rhyming: Paper Chains and Word Family Trees.  I’m really excited to put this book to use.  It’s a great companion to my math paper chain books ( 117 more words