Maria Lind Heel has this really spiffy set of nalbinding project booklets in Danish. (Though she’ll likely be translating them to English at some point. I’ll let post when I hear more details.) My favorite of course is the Christmas booklet. It has darling ornaments! Her booklets can be found through her blog.
For Christmas presents, I’ve been busy making nalbinding needle rolls, nalbinding needles and a sewing needle (with hubby’s help), and another subzero weather hat. (All of which I can’t show you right now – secret and all… Sorry!)
With all the nalbinding I’ve been doing, I’m finding I MUST make my stitches loose, or it stresses my hands.
I’ve made a ton of the little nalbound mitten ornaments. So I’ll be sharing the pattern later today. They’re such a quick project!
Over Thanksgiving my kids and I made butter. It was the first time they’d seen the process. We made ours in my mixer (covered with plastic wrap to keep down the mess). When the cream molecules broke into the butter and buttermilk parts it was almost magical for them. Unfortunately I had no experience with butter molds, so our attempt at a Pikachu shaped butter was a fail. Rice molds were not meant for butter. But next time I’ll have a few ideas to try to get that butter out of the mold – such as oiling down the inside of the mold. (Or maybe I’ll just be smart and use a silicone mold…)