The Christmas Five – Beads and Buttons

beaded Christmas ornaments from craftygardener.ca

December is here and we are getting closer and closer to the holiday season.  Have you started decorating yet?  Here are some of my favourite things made with buttons and beads.

The Button Wreath

making a button wreath at craftygardener.ca

The button box holds an assortment of buttons in all sizes and colours.  But sometimes there just isn’t enough of the colour you want to make a craft, so it was off to the dollar store where they sell bags of buttons in various colours.

The Christmas Five – Birds and Reindeer

a gift for the bird watcher at craftygardener.ca

Another week had sped by and it is getting closer to the Christmas season – just one month from the date of this post.  This week on the Christmas Five I’m sharing birds and reindeers.

Craft Related Mysteries

The Booktown mysteries by Lorna Barrett

I’m a fan of cozy mystery series especially ones that involve crafts of any sort.  I’ve neglected my reading since returning home from our trip to British Columbia at the end of September, but we finally made it to the library last week.

Walking at Presqu’ile

The Presqu'ile lighthouse at craftygardener.ca

A week or so ago we went for a lovely walk at Presqu’ile Provincial Park.  In early November they have their Christmas craft show and we take the opportunity to visit the show and then walk the beach and trails to the lighthouse.

The Christmas Five – Snowfolks & Snowflakes

Pep and Salty the shaker people from craftygardener.ca

It’s time for another Christmas Five, a collection of different Christmas crafts that I’ve made over the years.  This week it’s about snow.  Snowfolk and snowflakes.  The links will take you back to the original posts.

Sidney, Salish and Statues for S

the waterfront in Sidney, British Columbia by craftygardener.ca

Sidney, British Columbia is a lovely city to visit if you are on Vancouver Island.   The BC ferries arrive in Sidney from Vancouver and Victoria Airport is in Sidney.  It’s a place we usually visit at the end of our trips to British Columbia.

The Christmas Five – Trees

making a twig tree at craftygardener.ca

Over the years I’ve added all sorts of Christmas crafts and decorating ideas to my site.  I’ve started the Christmas 5 and will be grouping some together crafts and sharing them again, usually on a Friday.

November Reflections

reflection in the still water at Bay of Quinte, Ontario

What gorgeous weather we had on November 2, 2016, just perfect for walking beside the still waters of the Bay of Quinte.   There were a mixture of bare trees and trees still decked out in their fall colour.  The reflections were ‘tree’mendous and amazing.