Foam Cup Fozzie Bear

by Sherri Osborn

Foam Cup Fozzie Bear
I love the Muppets and Fozzie Bear is definately at near the top of favorite characters. It was wonderful timing running across this Fozzie Bear inspired craft now because I am hoping to go see the new Muppet movie tonight! I am going to gather the kids together and make these before we go.

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Snow Ice Cream

by Carolyn Bickford

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Got Snow?

We have more than enough in my opinion. Unfortunately, we have two more months to endure. Did you know you could turn that snow into ice cream? Next snowfall, tell the kids to gather some snow to bring inside. Imagine their surprise! They’ll be even more surprised, when you tell them you can eat the snow! I better …

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Commemorate 2014

by Connie Barwick

bonne-annee-2014---3The year 2014 is just getting started and if you like to stitch a project to commemorate each year, then Talons Aiguilles has several projects, one of which is shown here, that will be suited just for you. They range from small to large so if you want to stitch a tiny project you are covered or if you want …

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Crazy Little Elf by sstringfellow

Crazy Little Elf by sstringfellow

based on January Page Map

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Winter Wonderland Cupcakes

by Carolyn Bickford

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Today it feels like the frozen tundra than a winter wonderland. I’ve already had my fill of snow for the season. If you are still dreaming of a white winter, then give these beautiful cupcakes a try. Just to let you know, the article only shows how to create the scenery. She does link you to the red velvet cupcakes …

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Candy Cane Ice Cream

by Carolyn Bickford

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My all time favorite ice cream is Peppermint or candy cane ice cream! I get excited when I see it at the ice cream stand. Now with all the leftover candy canes, I can make my own using this recipe I found on Chew Town Food Blog. To be able to have peppermint ice cream all year round in …

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15 Delicious Hot Cocoa Recipes

by Carolyn Bickford

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The winter season has begun and there will be a lot of hot cocoa consumed for the next three months. Especially when it snows and the temperature drops below twenty degrees. I mentioned before that my daughter loves hot cocoa and could have it year around. Thanks to the Six Sisters’ Stuff Blog she’ll be able to enjoy it in …

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snowman playdough kitI am starting to think that snowmen are this year’s theme. Here is another super cute snowman craft project perfect for kid gifts. Pop on over to blog The Connections We Share for the tutorial on how to make a snowman in a jar playdough kit along with a link to the glitter playdough recipe.…

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a ornaments 062ps-a-PS_edited-1 When you take your Christmas tree down why not recycle it and make ornaments for next year. Pop on over to the blog While Wearing Heals to see how to make recycled Christmas tree silhouette ornaments. I bet these would make great gifts for next Christmas!…

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Strawberry Brownie Parfait

by Carolyn Bickford

Strawberry Brownie Parfait
As the new year approaches, I’m struggling to find creative ideas. I don’t know about you, but I like simple and easy desserts that look amazing. I’m planning on featuring more of the suggestions sent in from you, because well you are the reason for this daily post. But I’m curious what the readers would like to see featured, since …

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LED light up Rudolf cardI am so impressed with this card. The clever crafter of the blog Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! shared a great tutorial on how to make an action light up greeting card. I never thought it was that easy. I guess I’m going “geek crafter” too! I’m thinking about a card, “You light up my life”. What do you think? What …

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No Bake Orange Snowball Cookies

by Carolyn Bickford

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Is the weather outside miserable and do you need to do something with the kids besides board games? Maybe you need to get the kids away from their new video games, computer or tv watching? Let the kids take over the kitchen with a little help from you and make some No Bake Orange Snowball Cookies The kids will have …

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Merry and Bright

by Connie Barwick

Monday Mini no 3MerryandBrightHere’s another holiday-themed chart for those of you who might not have celebrated your day yet. I know a lot of you have Christmas celebrations after the actual holiday so if you need something to stitch up quick, then this might be just what you are looking for. It is free from Feathers in the Nest. Go take a look.

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sock-snowmen-snowman-easy-DIY-craft-christmasDon’t those miss-matched eyes just make this snowman irresistible? Pop on over to the blog It’s Always Autumn for the fun and easy tutorial on how to make a recycled sock snowman.…

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Special Little Tree

by Connie Barwick

Complimentary Seven PinesChristmas may be just past, but there is always next year and I know cross-stitchers work on ornaments year-round. Or you may have an after Christmas party that you need something special for and this little design may just fit the bill. It will stitch up in no time. Head on over to Little House Needleworks for the free chart. …

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Golden Snowflake

by Connie Barwick

goldenmodel_600This Golden Snowflake project is part of the 25 Days of Projects featured over at Kreinik. These projects will keep you busy all winter long and have you ready for the next holiday season. I think it is going to be a very cold winter so it will be nice to snuggle up in my cosy chair and stitch away! …

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Tutorial: Christmassy Earrings

by Elaine Robitaille

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Fun little earrings made to look like seasonal saltwater taffy slices – have a peak at the video and make some fun trinkets.…

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christmas sweater ornamentsI don’t know how I missed these in my roundup of adorable little Christmas sweater ornaments for the tree, but Berroco released a pattern collection called Minutia that includes four adorable knit and crocheted mini sweater ornaments for the tree.

If you’re sitting around this holiday looking for something to make, these little projects are great for scrap yarn and …

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Santa Claus and Snowman Pancakes

by Carolyn Bickford

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Merry Christmas to those that celebrate this holiday! Did you have a big breakfast for Christmas? I grew up with fruit and nuts in my stocking and a couple of chocolates to enjoy until our feast for lunch. This might be a great surprise for the morning, whether you celebrate Christmas or not. The recipe used is for vegan pancakes, …

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Merry Christmas!

by Heather Holbrook

Merry Christmas

To our readers that celebrate I’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

-Heather

(card by Heather Holbrook)

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cro first prize 2013

The gifts are all unwrapped.  The kids are giggling and playing with their toys.  The teens are plugged into their newest devices.  Pop and Grandpa are tuned into the game.  And, you?  You are sitting with your feet propped up amidst all the Christmas ‘litter’ , both good and bad, checking out what wonderful crochet inspiration awaits you at the …

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Christmas Tree Cinnamon Roll

by Carolyn Bickford

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Are you making cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Christmas? How about adding a little flair to those rolls, by making a Christmas tree. There is also directions on how to make a wreath instead of the tree. Plus there is a recipe to change them into a dinner variety with basil pesto and tomato. Maybe you can make both? I …

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MG_3772Snow globes can be so relaxing and filled with just about anything on any subject. What a fun idea to kick up snow globes to another level by adding the glow in the dark feature. Pop on over to the blog Henry Happened to read the full tutorial on how to make a glow in the dark snow globe.…

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Tutorial - Photgraphing the Magic of Christmas Morning by Katrina Kennedy

Capture the magic of Christmas morning with these photography tips from Katrina Kennedy. She shares a checklist to make sure you’re ready come December 25th, and also explains how to get great photos using both natural light, and flash photography. Click here to get all the details.…

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Simply Christmas–easy felt Poinsettias“The Shabby Art Boutique” is a place for all those who love shabby, French and vintage. Kerryanne is an Australian artist living a simple and relaxed life by the sea.  She is sharing a DIY on “Simply Christmas–easy felt Poinsettias” with a pattern and they are stunning.  Thanks Kerryanne and I will be visiting your delightful site again.…

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