Your Advent + Calendar – Day 22 πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Hello my lovely friends 😍

So…shall we open yesterday’s door? 😬 Of course we should…

It’s a….supercute Hat-Pattern πŸ˜ƒ I don’t know about you, but once I’m 2, 3 months into hat-weather, I get bored by my winter gear, and I- at the very least – need a new hat!😏

This is a easy-to-follow pattern for intermediate crocheters, or adventurous newbies.

At the moment I’m taking a break from crocheting…darn carpal tunnel. 🀨 But as soon as that’s cleared up, this hat will be mine! 😊

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you’ll be back for the opening of the remaining doors. πŸŽ…πŸΌ

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Your Advent~Calendar – Day 11 πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Happy Weekend-Eve! 😎 Let’s see what surprise is behind Door #11…

Some fabulous Christmas crafts! I love the floating-ornaments decorations!

Last year I tried my hand at one, and am pretty happy with it. I do wish I had used a longer fork – oh well, too late now πŸ™ƒ It still looks kinda floaty, so I’m happy 😁

If you like what you see, and would like to make your own, please click here for instructions and more fun ideas πŸŽ„ (page will open in a new window)

Happy crafting! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll join me for the opening of the remaining doors. πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Your Advent~Calendar – Day 10 πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Hello my lovely friends 😍

It’s already the 11th πŸ™ƒ so let’s, without further ado, open Door #10

Aaaaaand we find….a wonderful idea for DIY Christmas ornaments 😍

Isn’t this adorable?

For the how-to please click here (page will open in a new window)

Now I’m thinking, just tracing (no glue) and cutting would make cute, unique gift-tags. πŸ₯°

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll be back for the opening of the remaining doors.

Advent Crown – A Beautiful DIY Arrangement To Celebrate The Season πŸ•―

Hello my lovely friends! 😊

How wonderful to see that you, after all this time, are still with me! I trust that you and your loved ones are doing well and are in good spirits! 😍

It’s been so long that it almost feels like starting this little blog all over again! πŸ™ƒ

And what better way to mark a new beginning than with this festive Advent Crown/Wreath?

The beginning of this year’s Advent season kinda caught me by surprise. But then again, I’m usually behind and have to light two candles at once on the second Sunday But not this year! πŸ˜… This arrangement is so fast and easy that I will be able to light the first candle tonight. It really took me no longer than 5 minutes! 😌

Here’s what you need:

  • A Bundt Pan (Hint:Thrift stores are full of them πŸ˜‰)
  • Sand or Aquarium rocks
  • 4 candles
  • Potpourri

Fill the Bundt Pan halfway with the sand/rocks (if you use votive candles fill it to about 1/2” from the top).

Secure your candles.

I almost forgot to take the picture πŸ˜…

Add your candles and the potpourri….and you’re done 😍

Now isn’t that lovely 😊

✨In case you’re curious about the meaning of the 4 candles...

  • 1st candle: The Candle of Hope. Hope is like a light shining in a dark place.
  • 2nd candle: The Candle of Peace.
  • 3rd candle: The Candle of Love.
  • 4th candle: The Candle of Joy.

I wish you a wonderful, peaceful Advent Season! πŸ€—πŸ•―πŸŽ„

May Photo A Day Challenge – 3 in 1

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

I’ve fallen a bit behind in the May Challenge…of course I did. No one is really surprisedπŸ˜…

So today I have for you: Quiet

River

The Missouri by Leavenworth, Kansas

Creative

Collage Bookmarks – One for every book πŸ€“

Ta-ta for now! Stay healthy πŸ’•

Photo A Day Challenge – Welcome May πŸŒ·

Hello (again) my lovely friends πŸ’•

I just came across this lovely daily photo challenge, hosted by citysonnet

‘Welcome May’ was the first prompt (yesterday’s). Great – the first day and I’m already behind. πŸ˜‚

So, without further ado…here’s ‘ Welcome May’ 😎🌷🌼

This was taken on my daily walk. The sky is blue, the grass is turning green, the cows are out – a perfect day❣️

Take good care of yourself! πŸ’•

Trying New Things πŸ˜Ž

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

I may have mentioned my creative slump here lately.

I did come across this gem a few days ago…

Well, that sounds easy enough! πŸ˜…

But since I’ve pretty much tried everything out there, I had to figure out what it is I wouldn’t mind ‘sucking at’ πŸ˜‰

During my ‘Journal-making-days’ I did some collages. And did enjoy it.

So, that’s what I did…in big 😁

I don’t hate it πŸ˜‰

While drawing the ‘Yoga Lady’ as a finishing touch, I thought I’m gonna try my hand at drawing. I know I’m not very good at it, but I do love it. And practice makes perfect, right? πŸ˜‚

Clicking around on Pinterest I found the art of Sandra Silberzweig. She draws abstract faces. I was drawn to it because of the abundance of color, and – let’s be honest here – because I thought I might be able to draw something like it. πŸ™ƒ

Here’s my first try…

That led to another ‘portrait’…

She’s not the most beautiful creature on the planet, but I do like how she turned out. Okay… I might be a bit prejudiced 😎

So I will keep on drawing πŸ˜ŠπŸ’• Let’s see where this will take us!

The next project I’m working on is this blog. I would love to turn it into a ‘mostly books’ blog. Not exclusively…but definitely book oriented. 😍

I do hope you’re all good with that, and will stick with me on this journey. ☺️

Have a wonderful rest-of-the-week! Stay healthy my friends! πŸ’•

Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 19

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

It’s later than I thought πŸ™ƒ So let’s open this door real quick, and let’s see what’s waiting for you today 😊

A cute little Christmas craft 😍

Little Pinecone folk πŸ§™πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Aren’t they adorable? For a link to the instructions (and more cute Pinecone crafts) click Here and have fun!

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season πŸ’•πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 18

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

If I stand on my tippy toes I can see Christmas from here πŸ˜πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌ

But – we have a few more doors to open. Let’s see what’s behind this pretty one…

Something amazingly beautiful from a very talented (and patient) lady 🀩

8 ft. β€˜Notre Dame’ in Gingerbread 😦 Jawdropping, isn’t it?

If you like to know more about who, where, how please click Here πŸ’’

I made an itsy bitsy Gingerbread village a couple of years ago. While it was (somewhat) pretty, and fun, I can’t even imagine taking on a project like this! πŸ™ƒ

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season πŸ’•πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 17

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

It’s just another week of Advent Calendar fun. That went fast, didn’t it? πŸ€— Let’s make the most of the suspenseful daily Door-opening nail biter πŸ˜‰

Does this say β€˜mystery awaits’, or what? 😁

And what did we find? Another awesome DIY idea from the category β€˜Why didn’t I think of that?’ πŸ˜ƒ

Wilted, dried up chrysanthemums…we all have them, right? So…..

Ha…told ya! Snow spray and Christmas ornaments – a beautiful Holiday decoration created! 😍

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season πŸ’•πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ„

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