Merry Christmas

Hello friends. Well, it’s that time of year again, Christmas is almost here and a new year is just around the corner. Thank you for sharing your stories, special moments and your creativeness. In so many cases your ingenuity has left me in overwhelming admiration. I am so lucky to have found you all. Your […]

A Christmas Workshop

Last weekend I held a workshop. It was for the SFDAV end of year Christmas Luncheon which was held in our lovely community hall. We spent the day laughing, sharing, creating, eating and meeting new likeminded people. And what a great turn up we had. We had two workshops running in the morning. Heleen held […]

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 […]

Handmade Gifts

There is something really unique about a handmade gift. It’s a special experience for both, the receiver and the gift giver. An out of the ordinary, one of its kind, special present which shows thoughtfulness, love and care combined. Handmade’s current issue Vol 36 no.6 is all about gift giving ideas, full of inspirational gifts […]

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 […]