Monday, December 31, 2012

Sparkling Chewy Molasses Cookies

This is my favorite holiday cookie this year given that it's the only cookie I ever baked this Christmas season. This recipe is from Not Martha, one of my favorite craft websites for the best links, projects and recipes.

Have a happy and fabulous 2013!



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup sanding sugar (mine is combo of orange sanding sugar and granulated sugar)

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
3. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs and the molasses.
4. Spoon one teaspoon dough and form into a ball.
5. Roll into sanding sugar and bake until done.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Crafty Year 2012

2012 wan't so bad but I wish I had more time to craft, make tutorials and read blogs. I hope 2013 would be better. ;)

Happy New Year everyone! Cheers to the crafty life!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Red Riding Hood Christmas Tapestry DIY

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So cute isn't it?

This Christmas tapestry ornament project from Clover will surely put you in the mood for  post-holiday crafting. It's just the perfect project for left over felt scraps.

I wonder if it is just me who needs to extend the Christmas season just a tad longer? With New Year's Day just around the bend  I don't want Christmas to end. :)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Topsy-Turvy Doll by Misako Mimoko for Handmade Charlotte

Image from Misako Mimoko/Handmade Charlotte

Fancy some post-holiday crafting? You will love this sweet little handmade topsy-turvy  rag doll  project designed by Misako Mimoko for Handmade Charlotte.

Wishing you all a crafty new year! (awww, that's 4 days away.)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy 5th Blog Anniversary Sweet Tidings

Sweet Tidings is 5 years old! Thank you for the blog love. I will be back with a giveaway soon. :)

Winter Paper Snowflakes DIY

Oh, how I love the sight of paper snowflakes hanging on my window!

Here's a wonderful way to invite the spirit of winter into your abode--make some handmade winter paper snowflakes. Design Spectable Blog has a wonderful paper snowflake pattern and tutorial. You can even make some Reddit inspired snowflakes if you are inclined.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

From my home to yours...

Christmas is the day that holds all time together.  

~Alexander Smith


Merry Christmas everyone!

Wishing you all the joys of a merry and bright Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Matryoshka Dolls Gift Tag Printable from Creative Mamma

Image from Creative Mamma

Add a sprinkle of cuteness to your last minute Christmas gifts and presents with this adorable matryoshka dolls printable gift tag from Creative Mamma.

Have a merry little Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

DIY Alt Christmas Tree from Free People

Image from Free People Bldg 25 blog

This is probably the most eye catching  DIY Christmas tree I've seen in years.  It's so magical and I can stare at it for hours. Get the how-to  on how to make your own natural alternative Christmas tree from Free People's Bldg 25 blog.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Snow Snow Town Winter Scenery Song Book

Image from SM2
Get into the holiday spirit and channel your inner Mori Girl with this Japanese fashion shop SM2's Snow Snow Town Winter Scenery Song Book and movie.   

Have a lovely holiday season!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ellen MacKay's Papercraft Dream Theater

Image from Elly Mackay
Explore Elly MacKay's fascinating 3D papercraft art. Visit her website and ETSY shop for more dreamy paper craft creations.  
Have a good week!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Angel Dance Christmas Ornament DIY

Image from Ariadne at Home

Hop over to Ariadne at Home to download the template and instructions on how to make this magical and whimsical angel dance Christmas ornament.

Have a merry weekend!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gingerbread Cottage Cookie DIY from Caketime

Image from Caketime

'Tis the season to be making sweet Christmas treats! Head over to Caketime to learn how to make these adorable mini gingerbread house cookies.

Happy baking!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

My DIY Christmas Card on HuffPost Home

Make your own Christmas cards this year! Check out these charming and unique Christmas card DIY ideas on HuffPost Home. I'm thrilled to have my kraft Christmas card featured. Thanks HuffPost Home!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cloud Magnetic Board DIY from Casa e Trend

Image from Casa e Trend

Aren't clouds this year's biggest craft superstars? Get this super whimsical cloud-inspired magnetic board and magnet tutorial from Case e Trend. I don't have Fimo clay on hand but I love this idea so much I might try making this with felt.

Hope you're all having a great weekend!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Oh Yay!

Would you like some cute and cheery Christmas printables?  Simply like Oh Yay Design on Facebook to get this week's merry printable. Simply follow the instructions on how you can get yours.

Oh, yay and oh, yes!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Simple things I'm loving

Yummy and simple Castella Cake from TLJ

A touch of tealight

Just some of the little things I'm enjoying as of the moment. Hope you're having a merry little Christmas season!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Holiday Knit Gift Tags from Eat Drink Chic

Image from Eat Drink Chic

This has got to be my favorite holiday gift tag printable! I just love the look of brown paper combined with knitted sweater-. so utterly cozy. :)

Get these  printable holiday knit gift tags from Eat Drink Chic.