Easy Pom Pom Holiday Wreath

This month at work we had a contest to see who could do the best work space decorations – by department or individual. My team and I had a brainstorming session over a pad thai lunch and thought of ways to liven up the office. We got excited and soon decided to go with a […]

Christmas Spirit

This year, like most years, it felt as though as soon as American Thanksgiving ended the holiday dial switched to Christmas overnight. Shops have started selling candy canes and the holiday coffee flavours include eggnog and peppermint. Work is very festive and the decorations inspired me to put a few things up in my workspace. […]

Rudolph, the Cubic Reindeer

Though snow hasn’t fallen (yet) and most businesses haven’t immersed themselves under holiday decor (yet) I feel the magnetic pull of Christmas. I ate a chocolate the other day and it reminded me of Christmas. My mom shared a few old photos of a family gathering in August and at first I thought they were […]

2014 Pops de Milk Christmas Tree!

I have added the final touch to the tree – a fabric chain garland. And now, after much crafting, humming and hawing over patterns and ideas, putting up and taking down ornaments, scavenging the apartment for things to use as ornaments, buying a real tree (my first!) I present… *Drum roll* 2014 Pops de Milk Christmas Tree! […]

Santa Claus Mason Jar Cosy

I’ve been seeing a lot of cute coffee cup cosies, in particular this Santa coffee cup cosy on Frogging Along. I thought it was so cute and naturally felt inspired to crochet a mason jar version! Santa Claus Mason Jar Cosy For this project I’m using my go-to mason jar cosy crochet pattern to make this […]

DIY Last Minute Christmas Wrapping Paper

Years ago I bought a package of brown paper bags because a friend of ours told me of this genius way to make microwave popcorn in a paper bag. I think I tried this idea once and the paper bags became forgotten kitchen items, smushed against the back wall of the plastic container cupboard. Fast […]

DIY Vintage Gift Tags and How To Tea Dye Paper

Christmas is quickly creeping up on me and I have yet to finish making all my presents. Reason is that I get very easily distracted by various things like baking and making “stuff” that’s not related to the important task at hand. To add to my distractions I’ve decided to make my own gift tags….and […]

Crafting for Christmas

Ever since I started crocheting I’ve made it a tradition to make gifts for my family for Christmas. There were a few times in between my learning to crochet and now when I did end up buying something from a store but seeing as I’ve been unemployed for the past year I will (very happily) […]