Monthly Archives For December 2012

9 Lovely Needlework Calendars

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Needlework calendars have a beauty and permanence that paper calendars rarely achieve. Whether it’s cross-stitch, quilting, or embroidery, it’s difficult to throw away needlework, especially if the pattern is complex and painstakingly crafted. Hence, if you expect a year to be wonderful, or if the past year was already wonderful, stitching together a calendar can be a lovely way to memorialize it.

1. Faint lines to embellish with colors of your choice
via Waterrose

2013 Calendar Hand Embroidery Kit Pattern Needlework

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19 Creative Ideas for Gingerbread Houses

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Like Christmas wreaths and light decorations, gingerbread houses are a holiday art that can be either really simple and pretty, or extravagant, time-consuming and spectacular. Either way, making & decorating a gingerbread house takes patience and ingenuity, especially if you want to enter into a gingerbread competition. For inspiration, here are nineteen creative ideas to help you begin your next gingerbread abode.

1. ‘The Gnome Home’

via The Etsy Blog
Gnome Home Gingerbread House

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25 Great Gifts for Urban Cyclists

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It’s easy to buy gifts for athletic cyclists; you just go to an athletics store and check out the cycling section. Urban cyclists are bit more complicated, since they usually don’t need energy bars or heart rate monitors. Still, there’s plenty of good stuff that any bicycle-owner would be happy to have.

1. Seat barrel bag
via Walnut Studio

Seat Barrel Bag For Bicycle

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O Tiny Tannenbaum: 21 Mini Homemade Christmas Trees

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Miniature Christmas trees can be made at home as easily as holiday ornaments and garlands. You can make them from all kinds of materials, from pine cones to pieces of driftwood. They make lovely table centerpieces for holiday dinners or weddings–with snacks or favors tucked beneath their branches–and when the party’s over, you can easily place them around the house, or pack them away for next year.

1. French beaded flowers, layered to make a Christmas tree
via Sparkling Fantasy

White Beaded Christmas tree

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