Holidays inspiration links and reminders

[12 Dec 2008 | By | 0 Comment(s) | 3,774 views ]

Soooo much going on… The Boy and I have been decorating our Christmas tree, and I baked lemon pies today (I documented the whole process, like I did with the Blueberry Pie, so tutorial to come probably Monday!). I’m getting ready for our White Elephant Gift Exchange Party on Saturday, and I’ve decided to attempt Homemade Eggnog (I’ll be trying both the cooked and uncooked version of Alton Brown’s recipe–I LOVE ALTON!). My goal is to have an eggnog post for you guys tomorrow. Speaking of Alton, I made my version of his Granola Bars today, unfortunately I forgot to document that – but I highly recommend (I use his basic recipe, but sub out whatever fruit and nuts I have on hand or find in the bins at the grocery store)!
So tonight you get links to cool holiday stuff, and some reminders :)

Reminders & Announcements first…

*Yay! My Christmas Tree Cookies Instructions won First in the Instructables Holiday Treats contest! Thanks to all y’all who voted for it :) Also congrats to Dabbled reader Lisa from Tissuepapers (a previous Dabbled contest winner) for her Runner Up Winner Gingersaurus Rex cookies!
*Go Vote in the Holiday Card Art Challenge! Pick your favorite, and tell your friends!
*You have til MIDNIGHT TOMORROW (friday) to get in your entries for the Dabbled Holiday Craft contest. Hurry! All the instructions are HERE.

Oh, and for the contest:
Diana Evans entered these adorable snowman ornaments and this nifty Santa centerpiece in the Dabbled Holiday Contest. See other entries HERE.
santa wooden centerpieceRecycled Tree Stump Snowmen Ornaments 3

Some More Linky Goodness:
Edge Lit Holiday Cards at Evil Mad Scientist — detailed techie tutorial!
Nessa Dee has a lovely homemade Advent Calendar
Great Craft for kids to make for gifts: Monsters at Some Art Fabric!
Glass Finials at Hostess with the Mostess
Gorgeous Faux Bois Christmas cookies via Craftershock
Gingersaurus Rex cookies from TissuePapers!
Ornamental Birdies from Birds and Fishes also unique holiday gift wrap…and this great window treatment!
Handmade Christmas Cards at Chica & Jo.
Create a Snowstorm Garland With Two Supplies
Make colorful 3D stars! via Craft
Gumdrop Wreath and adorable ornaments at Creative Kismet
Recycle Wrapping Paper to Make This Elegant Ornament – from flickr user heartaday. Tutorial here.
Oh, and do check out these great mexican mirror ornaments by Diane‘s mom! How to here
Craft Addiction has some adorable fabric sweet treats!
A great crafty Hanukkah roundup at One Pretty Thing
Make your own marshmallows, and other edible gifts, at Slashfood

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  • Diana Evans [] :

    Wow Nancy!!! so many wonderful links…I am so thrilled to see everything!!!

    thanks for posting my wooden designs!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend…

    Hugs
    Diana

  • Dot [] :

    no problem, Diana… odd though, I don’t get your contest entries when I just do a global flickr search on dabbledholiday. Luckily you put them in the pool so I found them.

  • Gretchen [] :

    Wow! Did I take that photo of the “porcupine balls”? Looks too professional. lol Thank you so much for including me!! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.

    As a gesture of gratitude I’ve posted links to Dabbled on my heArt-a-Day, Creative Squid and Creative Squid II blogs.

  • Amy C [] :

    the gum drop wreath is adorable, what a great selection of crafty links