Monthly Archives: December 2014

Kaliada Star

Kaliada Star Ornament

While some Slavic cultures have Christian names for the holidays, the Belarusans name their holidays by their ancient pagan ways. Easter is Vialikdzen as in The Great Day, and Saint Ivan (St. John the Baptist Day) steps aside for Koupalle as in the Summer Solstice Day. And so why should Christmas be any different? Belarusans […]

Cookie Cutter Ornaments

Cookie Cutter Ornaments

These little felt decorations are so easy to make. They only involve two embroidery stitches and some seed beads for sparkle! You can easily make one in an evening while watching TV or get your young folk involved while teaching them a new skill. Inspired by cookie cutters, you can use felt as we have […]