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Little Bits for a Monday – Christmas Crafts Edition

Little Bits for a Monday – Christmas Crafts Edition

December 10th, 2012

The Christmas spirit has officially ensconced us in its twinkling, pine-scented warmth. I’ve strung lights, hung my first real mistletoe (love!), and last night I knitted up one of these fairisle globe ornaments.

So today I hope you’ll forgive me if I share a few Bits for the season. I understand, however, that if you’re anything like my sister, you won’t appreciate Christmas carols just yet (or maybe ever) so the video I’m sharing is an old, un-holiday favorite: the timeless Mrs. Eartha Kitt crooning “C’est Ci Bon”.

Once I’ve gotten out my knitting, it’s difficult for me to stop. I think my next single evening project will be these adorable miniature stocking ornaments. They, and the globes previously mentioned, are a great way to use up yarn scraps!

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Remember this idea for craft store animals? Well here’s another fun project, courtesy of Martha, for making your own glitter decorations or ornaments out of those guys. I love this deer done by Brit of the blog Live Your Life.

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My siblings and I were brought up by a very crafty mother, and one (among many) favorite holiday craft was making a popcorn and cranberry garland for the local wildlife to munch on Christmas morning. Simple and rewarding.

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Typically my gift wrapping is done at the last minute, furtively rustling behind closed doors, with tags dashed of on scraps of wrapping paper. I thought it might be nice to share these downloadable handwritten tags from Hey Look, which would work equally well as inspiration or just as ready to go print-outs:

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Finally, what would the holidays be without a bit of festive clothing (all that “gay apparel”)? I would love to don this pretty red number:

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Have a wonderful week my dears!

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