A Holiday Sail

My dad used to collect boat ornaments for his tree in the TV room – well actually, my mom collected them for him…but I think he enjoyed them none the less.  Maybe you have a similar tradition in your family or you decorate your tree in a sea shore theme, then this ornament will be perfect for you.

Here in Seattle there is another tradition, the Lighted Boat Parade on Lake Union.  The event was begun in 1941 by Captain Chet Gibson and is being carried on under the sponsor ship of Queen City Yacht Club.  This holiday event inspired the strings of “lights” on my ornament.

Holiday Sail Boat by The Tiny GardenSailboat parade on Lake Union Seattle

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An Apple a Day

Whether you want to buy your favorite teacher a REALLY early Christmas present, apples fit into your decorating theme or you just want an apple ornament – this one is just for you.  Back for the first time since 2012, I have put together four of them and they are ready to ship NOW.

My favorite apple is the Honey Crisp, a perfect crispy combination of sweet and tangy and even better when dipped in caramel.  What is your favorite?

An Apple a Day by The Tiny GardenClick on photo to be sent to my Etsy listing for purchase

A New Year

I can’t believe it is already February!  So far this year I have rekindled my love of cross stitching, have painted lots of craft eyes and have continued my making of custom pom poms. Here are a couple cross stitches I have finished in the last couple months.   I purchased the Death Star pattern on Etsy from AmazingCrossStitch.  The Little Witch I found in a magazine forever ago, finished most of it, put it in a drawer and then finally pulled it out last month.  I think it took over 12 years all together.

death star cross stitch Little Witch cross stitch

This is what I am working on now.  It is from Cross Stitcher magazine Issue 285 November 2014 and is called Christmas Town.

Christmas TownAnd, even though Christmas is past, I am still working on ornaments to sell and save for the next season.  I had lots of requests for my Last Tree on the Lot ornament so I have one of each available for immediate shipment and many more partly done that can be ready in a day or so.  The photos are linked to my shop if you are interested in purchasing.

The Tiny Garden Last Tree on the Lot - White The Tiny Garden Last Tree on the Lot - Cream