Monday, December 28, 2020
5 EZ Tips to keep your home feeling like the holidays
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Vlogmas Day 24 - A Family Wish From Mine to You and Yours
Vlogmas Day 23 - Christmas Birthday Cake
Monday, December 21, 2020
Vlogmas - Day 21 - Cookie Fail
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Friday, December 18, 2020
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Vlogmas Day 17 Scary UFOs and Christmas
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Vlogmas Day 16 - Sonic the Hedgehog Christmas Stocking and Gnome Dogs
Monday, December 14, 2020
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020
Vlogmas Day 12 Remodeling at the Holidays
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Vlogmas Day 11 - Danish Holiday Hearts
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
PUPPY POST - Vlogmas Day 8
Well, I think Sofi and Mila are adogable ;D that's why I have to make Christmas stockings for all the pets I love.
And, on Vlogmas Day 1 I made stockings for Sofi and Freya but they were identical and I wanted to put their names on their socks so I did.
I stenciled their names on each of their stockings and if you'd like to see how I did it, check out my Youtube Vlogmas post for Day 8.
And, if you make stockings for your pets, tell me all about it in the comments below.
Happy Hound Days!
Monday, December 7, 2020
Vlogmas Day 7 - Danish Gløgg or Hot Spiced Wine for the Holidays
If you'd like the recipe and instructions on how to make your own perfect cup of Christmas Cheer for the holidays, check out my YouTube Video here.
But, let me tell you a little bit about Gløgg.
Gløgg is commonly served in Scandinavia to celebrate St. Lucia's Day on December 13th and then around the Christmas holiday. It means to "mull". And although the word looks like it would rhyme with our traditional Egg Nog, it doesn't. It sounds more like Gluck than Glog.
Anyway, none of that really matters because it simply tastes wonderful and might be the reason behind the age-old saying that "Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year!" ;D And the impetus behind the Danish word Hyggelig which represents the word for cozy and content rolled together into one word.
Anyway, if you try your hand at this Danish Drink, please let me know what you think of it.
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Christmas Quilt for VLOGMAS Day V
Maybe I should call this a Thanksgiving Quilt because I'm like a kid. I couldn't wait for Christmas to gift this to my sister. I could barely wait to tell her I was making it for her. And, if you take a peek down in the right-hand corner you can see a cross-stitched Christmas stocking that I gifted to my girls. I have the worst time keeping secrets or holding back on gifts. I just love to see the expressions on peoples' faces when they open their presents - and right now, I think we could all use a little more early Christmas joy. Anyway, I had to get a little help from my friends on picking out the pattern to use. So THANKS to everyone who voted on my poll post. This turned out better because of all the input I received from everyone. I'm a novice quilter and as you can see, this is a super simple quilt but I'm hoping it will brighten up a spot in my sister's house over the holidays.
And, if you would like to see my quilting process, check out my YouTube video here on how I made this quilt for my sister. And, while you're over there, check out some of my other Christmas projects on my VLOGMAS list.
If you've been quilting, please share some of your projects with me in the comment section below.
Friday, December 4, 2020
VLOGMAS - Day IV - Scandinavian Christmas Gnomes
I'm currently on a gnome kick. So, I wanted to make some shirts with gnomes but I was a little worried about whether or not the paint would bleed all over the fabric. So, I decided to do a test run with one.
I bought the shirt at JoAnn Craft and Fabric and I had to buy some fabric paint too. I bought the Scribbles Paint, which was super cheap - just the way I like my crafting.
Then I sketched some little wee folk on the plain white tee shirt and went to town painting away.
If you'd like to see more about this project, check out my video here.
And, if you're interested in Vlogmas or any Christmasy Crafting, Baking or Making, check out my other Youtube videos.
And, if you have any questions, comments or helpful tips, please share them in the comments.
Happy Gnome Hunting!
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Christmas Gnomes Come for a Visit
I'm sure you've heard of Elves, but what about Nisse, or Gnomes?
Well, if you've never met one of these cheery little guys, here's an easy way to help bring them into your house for the holidays.
It's a simple craft you can do with your kids or grandkids and what could be more fun that creating your own little helpers to have around the house at Christmas?
If you'd like to see how to make these little fellows, just click on my YouTube link and watch the short little video.
And, if you do make a few of these little wee folk, please let me know because I'd love to see what you did with these little people.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Christmas Advent Calendars - An Age Old Tradition
In the United States, we've seen advent calendars before but these aren't your typical American Advent Calendars. These are European Advent Calendars or Danish Designs to be exact.
My Mother-in-Law started me out on this tradition many years ago and it's one of the things I appreciate the most about her. She brought a wonderful holiday tradition into our house and we still practice it about 40 years later.
These are cross-stitched, sewed, or even appliqued designs she perfected as presents for each of us. The kids grew up loving this tradition and they still open the presents every morning during the 24 days of Christmas.
If you'd like to hear more about this Scandinavian tradition, just click on my Youtube Link and read - or watch - all about it :D
And, if you have an Advent Calendar, share your comments in the box below. I'd love to hear how you celebrate Christmas.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Welcome to Vlogmas 2020!
If you haven't heard about Vlogmas, let me tell you a little bit about it...
Vlogmas is a way to celebrate the 25 days until Christmas, with Video blogs every day. It's sort of like an elongated version of the 12 Days of Christmas but instead of a song, this is a video celebration of the build up to Christmas.
So, after that longwinded explanation, here's my first-ever Vlogmas post: just click here