Archive for December, 2008



New Year’s Streamers

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone has a very special day with friends and family. I came across these wrapping paper streamers via the Martha Stewart’s Craft-of-the-Day link. A great way to use up any extra wrapping paper left over from the holidays and dress up the house for tonight. Full instructions are included in the link.

MS Wrapping Paper Streamers

I am celebrating a belated Christmas with my husband’s family over the next few days so I will be taking the rest of the week off. Best wishes to all and cheers!



Sian Keegan Part 2

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Looking through all of Sian Keegan’s crafts for yesterday’s post got me so inspired! She has such a charming simplicity throughout her projects that I really admire. I wanted to share just a few more pictures of her great work. For a complete set of her craft projects check out her Flickr page here.

Sian Keegan Strawberries
A quart of stuffed strawberries
Sian Keegan Bird
One of several little birds for a baby mobile
Sian Keegan Green Onions
Stuffed scallion bunches
Sian Keegan Goose
Hand-crocheted and stitched little goose or swan
Sian Keegan Radishes
Lovely little stuffed radishes


Stuffed Dogs

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Being a new dog owner, I am in love with anything dog related. I love these handmade stuffed dogs by Sian Keegan. She even has an Etsy shop where you can send in your own picture of your pup and she’ll create their stuffed portrait! How cute is that?! Here is a sampling of the many stuffed pets she’s made and a link to her Etsy shop. What a great gift idea!

Stuffed Dog 1

Stuffed Dog 2

Stuffed Dog 3



Happy Holidays from Twig & Thistle!

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

I’ll be back next week but I wanted to wish you all a very happy holiday and thank you for visiting. It has been an exciting first month and I sincerely thank you all for your support. Warmest wishes!



Cherry Blossom Cupcakes

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

I was looking for inspiration for my niece’s 1st birthday during the Seattle “Snowpocalypse” and came across these charming little cupcakes. There are so many stunning cupcakes to see in this set on Flickr, you must check it out! Here are a few of my favorites…

Cherry Blossom Cupcake 1

Cherry Blossom Cupcake 2

Cherry Blossom Cupcake 3