Holidays

Prince of Peace Christmas Card Set

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Wow! Christmas is coming up quick!  While I do love many things about Christmas (especially the real reason for the season), the abundance of red is just not my style. So, going with a completely non-traditional color scheme of blues, browns, and golds, I created this watercolor Christmas card set: Since I was creating a card set, I did everything assembly-line style. I started out by stamping the focal image on several pieces of watercolor paper. Next, I added a few highlights with some quick watercolor. I then hand placed a few small star-shaped sequins, […]

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2016

The Twinery is thrilled to once again be a sponsor of the Handmade Holidays blog hop! We’ve sponsored in the past and it has always been a great experience. This year, our designer Tifany is sharing some beautiful ornaments that she created using cut wood rounds as a base. These beautiful ornaments all use some form of paint technique (stencil, ombre, or both) and many have the addition of a little bit of bling in the form of sequins or buttons. And everything is all tied up with twine, of course! The ombre effect is not as […]

Halloween Pumpkin Treat Box

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    Hi Everyone: Happy almost Halloween.  I made this adorable box to fill with some candy for a friend of mine.  I used some of The Twinery twine for the handle.  I love that it stands up perfectly and looks like a gorgeous handle.   Hope that you have a happy Halloween. Hugs, Anita

Fall Napkin Placecards

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Ooooh…isn’t it getting beautiful outside? The leaves are changing colors and the fall weather is finally starting to break through the heat.   When I think of fall…I think of food. (Or maybe I just always think of food.)   And what is a good meal without some cute decor to spruce up the table? Today I wanted to share these cute napkin ties that double as placecards for a fall meal: As I was walking through a craft store, those giant wooden buttons just screamed at me to make something with them, and I […]

Happy *Canadian* Thanksgiving!

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Hi there! It’s Tobi here (your Canadian Twinery DT member living in China!) and I’ve learned a little something about our special day:  From 1931 to 1957, the date was set by proclamation, generally falling on the second Monday in October, except for 1935, when it was moved due to a general election. In 1957, Parliament fixed Thanksgiving as the second Monday in October. The theme of the Thanksgiving holiday also changed each year to reflect an important event to be thankful for. In its early years it was for an abundant harvest and occasionally for a […]