Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Spider

The Christmas Spider (very short version)

An old Gaelic folk tale relates the story of the busy housewife who scrubbed and polished her home for the arrival of the Christ child.

On Christmas Eve all was in readiness and the happy family was asleep. The spiders came out from their hiding places and found nowhere to spin their webs, so they climbed into the Christmas tree and festooned it with a silvery web.

To this day, a spider on your Christmas tree means you are truly ready for Christmas.

One of my grandmother's friends gave me this story and taught me a craft to go with it. She taught me how to make a Christmas spider! (out of beads and thin wire)

Above, the pattern for the spider. (Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!)

Knitting Loom

My Aunt Leanne (paintergirl) gave me a neat Knitting Loom for Christmas. It is really neat! (It's super easy and I feel like I am cheating when I use it.)

Above, is a small, green and bright orange purse I produced from it.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hearty Heart Pillows

I am feeling love this season, of course I should, since it's so close to my favorite holiday, Christmas. Here is how I let my heart shine, by making heart pillows. There is really no use for them. But I still love too make them.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Special Scarf

Mimi Love, Undaunted, and Aunt Leanne, here are the colors you asked for!! Do you like them? (More color ideas please)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Special Scarf

I am making a scarf! I can't decide what colors to add on and finish it! Please leave a comment and which colors I should add. Also, I can mix two colors together into one, like the pink and orange yarns mixed below in the picture.

Red Hat

Here is my latest hat! Again, what do you like and dislike about it? Should I change anything?

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Cat Hat!

I made some Cat Hats for my Aunt Leanne's show (and I saved one hat for me!) Here are some pictures of it. What do you like and not like about it? Should I add anything else if I make some more?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Chocolates

Tonight I made chocolate Christmas candies...yum! Peanut butter mashed between two crackers and dipped in melted chocolate! YUM YUM YUM! I don't like TOO much peanut butter so mom made me ones without. (Still wonderful) My mom, my brother and I all gathered together and listened to Christmas music while we dipped the crackers (and our fingers) in chocolate.