While digging through the Christmas bins, I came across some oldies but goodies. I talked about the pine cone baskets and wreaths in my last post.
Some of you are old enough to remember the ceramics craze of the 70's. As a working young mother, I looked forward to one night a week to go to my friend Gail's house and socialize with other gals while working on our masterpieces. :)
The Christmas Tree napkin holders still live as does the lighted tree and leaf dishes in the Lenox style. Still put them out! My sister still uses the Holly Bowl I made her so many years ago,
Then the embroidery hoop wreaths...anyone still have them? I have lots of hoops left over.
How about the fabric wreaths with eyelet and ball fringe. Everyone I knew got one as a gift! Minimal sewing skills needed.
My friend made me this stuffed tree. I couldn't get rid of it, I washed it and it was good as new. It's great for the tiny grandkids to play with, they can't break it!
So my bins are teeming with blasts or crafts from the past, but I can't bear to discard them. I look at them, then put them back in to decide another day!
I took my camera down to the basement to take their pic, and then back they went!
Two years ago I thought I would make a tons of these napkins you fold to look like trees.
I was going to buy fabric after Christmas cheap, and while away the winter creating them for gifts. It never happened!
What Christmas craft craze do you remember? This year I see a lot of the wide mesh fabric wreaths. I bought some, but haven't tried it yet
Saturday we were invited to a Mass and dinner in a friend's home , and she requested shortbread cookies.
I made them in the gingerbread man shape, some even had a heart.
Then I used the Nut Molds from King Arthur I talked about before Tgiving.
You press the dough into them, then put them together with a filling. I used chocolate or apricot.
My friend Marigene, at In The Middle of Nowhere thinks they are a pain, but I guess I am easily entertained! :)
I used the shortbread recipe for them too.
The one I use is from an old cookbook, Ina's is pretty much the same.
They are melt in your mouth good!
Finally, one my favorite tables. I still haven't come to the bin with that pretty tablecloth!
Hope your holiday preparations are going well. Trying to Simplify this year. :)
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