From Aunt Eliza’s clove apple in Little House in the Big Woods to the embroidered picture frame Laura stitches in The Long Winter, the Little House books have always made Christmas crafting sound so appealing.
But since I’m a lousy knitter and clumsy with instructions, I know better than to attempt my own craft projects, so instead I admire other people’s handiwork from afar. Which is how I found myself swooning over Mimi’s Laura-inspired crafts at her blog The Happy Honeybee. Last week she posted photos of her gorgeous contributions to a Little House craft swap, the same one that several BLH readers are participating in this year. I don’t know which project I love more—the felt stockings, or the little tag ornaments made with bits of Garth Williams art.
I’m also a big fan of these collage postcards that she makes using snippets of art and text from the books (and not just because it’s one of the few projects I could pull off). Yet more Little House crafts can be seen in this post. Thanks so much for the inspiration, Mimi!
If you’re looking to make some unique Little House ornaments, Nancy Cleaveland over at pioneergirl.com has been making paper-craft decorations using pages from old Little House books. Quite a few are posted on her blog right now, including this one.