V2 yard of burlap
Snowflake-shape cookie cutters or
piece of light green felt
White felt adhesive circles
Cotton embroidery floss and needle
Needle and sewing thread
Cut two 16-inch squares from burlap.
Using the cookie cutter or template,
light green felt;
punch to punch holes in the shapes
Glue the snowflakes to the burlap;
tack at the centers. Attach white circles
to centers of snowflakes and small
circles to snowflake tips; embellish
with embroidery floss bows.
with right sides facing. Sew around
allowance; leave a hole for stuffing.
Turn the pillow right side out; press.
Stuff with polyester fiberfill and slip-
stitch the opening closed.
Heavy cotton striped fabric
Rickrack trim in coordinating color
Clothespins, vintage or new
Photocopies of family photos
Letter stickers and snowflake shapes
400%, using a photocopier. Use the
pattern to cut a stocking front and
back from striped fabric, reversing
stocking front and back, varying the
look by changing the orientation of the
pattern. Fold the top edge of each
stocking piece under 1 inch toward
the wrong side; press.
Pin the right sides of the stocking
shapes together. Sew around the edges
using a FTinch seam allowance, leaving the
top edge open. Clip the curves. Turn
the stocking right side out; press.
fabrics glue. Hang the stockings from
ribbons and clothespins.
stuffed, hang the stockings from the
ribbons, using the clothespin only as
Use a color or black-and-w hite
photocopy of a photo for the tag.
Decorate with letter stickers, snow-
flake shapes, rickrack, and buttons.
Clip the tags to the clothespins.
Chocolate-Mint Ice Cream
Freeze the sandwiches before you
roll them into the crushed candy so
the candy will stick better and make
every bite a holiday delight.
cup granulated sugar
cup packed dark brown sugar
1V2 teaspoons unsweetened
teaspoon baking powder
1V2 ounces unsweetened
chocolate, melted and slightly
/4 cups all-purpose flour
quart vanilla ice cream
Crushed peppermint or spearmint
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large
m ixing bow l, beat butter w ith an
electric m ixer on m edium to high
sp e e d
se co n d s.
granulated sugar, brown sugar, cocoa
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