Christmas cookies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but boy is there a lot to do. I wasn’t able to finish painting my cookies (day 3 of my Christmas countdown) yesterday because the day was filled with Christmas preparations – buying a wreath and tree and other outdoor decorations, decorating inside, shopping for gifts, andContinue reading “Christmas cookies”

15 products you’ll love if you’re nuts about Nutcrackers!

1. Nutcracker Enamel Pin. My first pin design! The perfect way to show your holiday spirit on your hat, scarf, sweater, coat or bag!  Click here to order a Nutcracker Pin. Currently shipping only in the continental U.S. 2. Nutcracker patterns available through Spoonflower as fabric, wallpaper or gift wrap. I used gift wrap to line theContinue reading “15 products you’ll love if you’re nuts about Nutcrackers!”

The History of the Nutcracker

I’ve been drawing and designing Nutcracker patterns and now a Nutcracker enamel pin, but I realized I knew little about the history of the nutcracker. I set out to change that and am sharing with you what I learned. The following information is from the website of the Nutcracker Museum, located in Leavenworth, Washington. “Standing wooden nutcrackersContinue reading “The History of the Nutcracker”