I guess I have to confess that I have a passion to create crafts. I wish I had more time for it! But
since it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
everywhere you go, I'd better hurry and make something artisanal (French for handmade:-)
December is one of the best months for seasonal crafts - great-looking, environmentally-friendly and easy to make holiday gifts.
Each of the projects in this newsletter can be done in less than an hour and makes a perfect Christmas present. All of them are my design, but of course you can find lots of similar things on the internet.
Here is my Holiday Arty-Crafty Collection :-)
More crafts on my website www.artisaknity.com
(go to Gallery-Crafts)
Another passion of mine is words. This month I decided to use words of the season to 'decorate' my newsletter.
Every time you spot a line from a Christmas/ New Year/Winter song, click on the picture for some music :-)
To read more visit
on my website www.artisaknity.com
Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind,
As man's ingratitude.
One kind word can warm three winter months.
In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enJOY.
For more 'seasonal' poetry see my Newsletters on www.artisaknity.com
Making this Artsy-Craftsy is a work in progress. You will probably hear from me with some more holidays crafts:-)
Knitting Christmas presents is a fun way to say "I love you".
And you know I love you ... I kid thee not :-)
A coffee mug, tea and some
honey ... what a perfect
gift for a coffee or tea lover!
There's a happy feeling
nothing in the world can buy
When they pass around
and the pumpkin pie ...
Have yourself a hot cup of tea.
These nice cup cozies will keep it warm. In the thermos - the robust Rooibos Tea (Provence). It has a hint of a nutty aftertaste - perfect for the winter!
To read more visit Artisaknitea on my website www.artisaknity.com
Baby, it's cold outside
They say there's quick knitting and then there's really quick knitting.
This 100% wool and very fashionable bottle apparel was knitted in no time.
You can't beat the look of the red and white snowflake scarf with a wooden button:-)
More gift ideas on www.artisaknity.com
(go to Gallery-Gift Ideas)
Bottle Cozy Hat and Scarf
The word is out
About the town
To lift a glass,
Ah, don't look down
Simply having a wonderful Christmas time...
I am going to dress up my bottles with these cool miniature Hat and Scarf Hand Knitted Bottle Toppers.
Looks like this bottle is already dressed for the party:-)
The weather outside is not that frightful yet. You know there's no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes. You just need a good scarf to keep you warm.
See more on www.artisaknity.com (go to Gallery-Small Knits)
Walking in a winter wonderland will be cooler if you are wearing a cool wrist warmer. Cool!!
For more cool wrist warmers go to www.artisaknity.com
If you like a natural fragrance of pine, this sachet pillow is a perfect gift for you. It's filled with scented fiberfill.
I fill my sachet pillows with potpouri or spices or add some of my favourite essential oils (for Christmas - Cinnamon, Peppermint, and Pine)
There are lots of websites about how to make your own Christmas blends
"Who is this coming up from the wilderness
Like palm-trees of smoke,
Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense,
From every powder of the merchant?"
"Till the day doth break forth,
And the shadows have fled away,
I will get me unto the mountain of myrrh,
And unto the hill of frankincense."
Oh I long to feel that Christmas spirit in my heart...
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
I had fun making this crocheted Christmas tree ball. Only natural yarns (as always) have been used, so kids can play with it. Inside - Japanese paper ball.
A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree
Won’t be the same dear, if you’re not here with me
This year I will trim my tree with this delightful decoration (and many more are coming:-)
Hand-knit cell phone case with wooden button
I have a collection of knitted purses. This one is for Christmas.
See more on www.artisaknity.com
Brr, it's cold
It's cold out there
This plant, 'dressed' in a hand-knitted pink cable cozy with a huge antler button, is sitting on my countertop and is not afraid of temperature drop.
And when those blue snowflakes start fallin'
And when those blue melodies start callin'
You'll be doin' all right, with your Christmas of white,
But I'll have a blue Christmas without you.
I'm dreaming of a White Christmas ...
Look who else is knitting on www.artisaknity.com
(go to Home Knit Home -
Look Who's Knitting)
Mmm-erry Christmas, baby!