Monthly Archives: December 2011

Firewood Basket Project

This year we knew we wanted to have a fire going in the new stove for Christmas Eve, but we wanted a firewood holder (with sides) that was less expensive than the ones I priced that were metal. I would … Continue reading

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Dried Flower Decor and a Christmas Reflection

Yes, those are dried flowers on a small Christmas tree. We used natural dried tickseed, statice, SilverFeather grass, yarrow, and Autumn Joy that were collected in the fall. Even though the colors had faded, we still enjoy them. There are … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different, the Christmas Chicken

We took a detour from the garden now that it’s winter, and have highlighted some past creative projects related to gingerbread and Christmas. I admit this post is only remotely related to homesteading or Christmas as it highlights a past … Continue reading

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Crocheted Cups for a Christmas Tea

On the theme of Christmas season creativity, at left is one of the gifts I made for a tea I hosted just a few years ago. It’s a Christmas tea-cup ornament that I did without a pattern, crocheted out of … Continue reading

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Gingerbread: German Candle Spinner!

I confess. I’m a retired gingerbread structure enthusiast, so I’m sharing one more project here. I made this gingerbread German candle spinner for my aunt some years ago. It stood almost 3 feet high. All of it was self-supporting out … Continue reading

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