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Friday, December 23, 2011

pinterest friday

this is what i pinned this week...

christmas sugar cookie and icing recipe


Jolly Elves  All you need are chenille stems, beads, and felt.     What You'll Need  * One whole chenille stem and half a stem   * Small and large beads   * Wooden face bead   * Small jingle bell   * Felt   * Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive   * Scissors   * Ribbon     Make It  * Hat: Cut a 1-1/2-inch-diameter semicircle from felt. Wrap the semicircle around from point to point to form a cone, leaving a small opening at the tip; hot-glue to secure.   * Scarf: Cut a 1/2-x-4-inch piece of felt; fringe ends with scissors. Cut a small lengthwise slit about 1 3/4 inches from one end for opposite end of scarf to pass through.   * Body: Bend one chenille stem in half and, in the following order, thread materials over the bent point to about halfway down the stem: large bead for body, face bead, felt hat, small jingle bell. Leave about 3/4 inch above the jingle bell and shape the stem into a loop. Then, starting on opposite ends: Thread 4 small beads onto each leg and bend the ends to form feet. Use the half chenille stem to make arms by centering and twisting around the elf's neck area. Thread 4 small beads onto each arm and bend the ends to form hands. Wrap the scarf around the elf's neck, then thread ribbon through the top loop and hang.

jolly elves

Mary's journey advent spiral

mary's journey


seeing stars

what did you pin today?

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  1. I love them all, but really like Mary's Journey- if you find one of those, I'd like to purchase for future advent seasons!

  2. the lady's son makes them - they cost a fortune tho (and postage and delivery from canada would be a bear too). i wish i did woodworking - i'd make one in a second.

  3. oh, and it had a cross and a butterfly for lent/easter. it could be used for a good portion of the year!


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