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 […]

LOOK! It’s Me…

That’s exactly what I said when I received my copy of this month’s Handmade magazine. But, in all honesty Being featured in Handmade’s Inspirations section was really not a surprise… You see, I knew it was coming… but I had no idea how it was going to be presented… then, seeing it in print for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]