How to Paint a Nutcracker

With Christmas just a month away I would like to share a  post with you. It’s  one I posted about a year ago which is getting a lot of action lately; it’s becoming one of my most popular posts. I’ve been enthused by nutcrackers since I was a child. You know the ones … the […]

Christmas Gift Tag/Decoration Project

There’s nothing more personal than something handmade.  Although I don’t always have time to make elaborate gifts, I can assure you something as simple as a handmade gift tag or Christmas decoration can be just as cherished by a loved one. Today I’m sharing a project with you. Gift Tag or Christmas Decoration?  I just […]

A Gift of Creativity

When it comes to gift giving, nothing compares to the sentiment when a loved one receives (and gives) a handmade gift. A handmade gift which is created by you can hold so much more meaning when received by a loved one. These gifts show that thought, time and devotion were put into creating them. Not […]

How to Paint a Christmas Nutcracker

I’ve been enthused by nutcrackers since I was a child. You know the ones … the kind that resemble little kings, soldiers or policemen that pop up at Christmas time. These figurative wooden doll looking carvings with stern, almost angry faces come in a range of sizes – from a few inches tall to full […]

A Country Christmas

Living so close to a national park really does have its benefits, although we do take it for granted at times. But really… we seem to have it all here. You see, Churchill National Park is almost a “hop, skip and jump” from our home. We’ve gained amazing opportunities by living here. Wildlife comes and goes […]

The Power of Giving

With Christmas approaching we naturally think of family. Christmas is a time for giving and receiving. There’s really nothing quite like seeing your loved one’s beaming smile when they see the Christmas tree lit up with a stack of well wrapped gifts sitting underneath  it on Christmas morning. But there are others less fortunate than […]

How many more sleeps till Christmas?

For most of us, it seems a little too early to begin the countdown to Christmas. Not to mention all the planning that goes into our festive celebrations… decorations, gifts, food, parties and get togethers. But we all know how time flies. I like to get in early with my Christmas planning. This way I can have […]