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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!


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.


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.


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:


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:


Have a wonderful week my dears!

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