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Christmas Spiders – An Old Legend

Happy Hump Day – we’re half way through the week !  I’ve been hard at work in my craft room but not on the Antique Toy Ship I had talked about earlier.  It may surprise you to learn this time of year is when I have to be ready to make spiders at a moments… Continue reading Christmas Spiders – An Old Legend

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Victorian Christmas Tree Fairy Lights

Welcome Back. Today’s little bit of History is brought to you via the art of Christmas Tree Lighting. Back in the 1800’s when the first Christmas tree was presented with lights it went like this:  melt a blob of candle wax onto a limb and then press the lit candle into the wax.  (I expect… Continue reading Victorian Christmas Tree Fairy Lights

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Tart Tin Christmas Tree Forest

Welcome to one and all.  My twinkling Christmas lights are up, it’s snowing and I’ve been making adorable little Tin Christmas Trees. I’ve posted a ‘how to’ if you want to make your own. https://oldravencreates.com/2019/11/29/repurposed-tart-tins-christmas-trees/ I’ve also already posted links to a couple of the trees pictured above.  Instead of doling these out one listing… Continue reading Tart Tin Christmas Tree Forest

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Tart Tin Christmas Tree with Red Trim

Hey everyone – how’s your weekend going?  Snowflakes are falling outside my window as I write this and I have ‘Very Snowy Spruce’ scented wax melting in the burner so my whole house smells like the mountains. In my last post –  https://oldravencreates.com/2019/11/29/repurposed-tart-tins-christmas-trees/ – I did a step out ‘how to’ for making these cute… Continue reading Tart Tin Christmas Tree with Red Trim

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Repurposed Tart Tins Christmas Trees

Hello everyone and now, with Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, it’s all eyes locked on Christmas. A few blogs back I mentioned a project in progress – Tart Tin Christmas Trees.  You’ve probably seen other Christmas items made out of upcycled tart tins such as Christmas tree ornaments but these trees are a new… Continue reading Repurposed Tart Tins Christmas Trees

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NEW Deluxe 5 Inch Christmas Fire

Thank You and Good Wishes to all Veterans, especially today. And WELCOME to all my followers and drop-in guests. Today I want to show my latest addition to my online shop Old Raven on Etsy.  I recently made a “how to” post about my miniature faux fires, but this post is about my NEW faux… Continue reading NEW Deluxe 5 Inch Christmas Fire

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1940’s Kaminow Crochet or Knitting Tinsel

Hello – I hope you’re enjoying your Sunday. Today I have an Estate Sale find, TWO pristine spools of Kaminow Tinsel for Crocheting or Knitting. We might be just a tad spoiled today as we can easily track down “specialty” threads, cords and yarns in an nearly endless variety of colors, finishes and weights. But… Continue reading 1940’s Kaminow Crochet or Knitting Tinsel