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Crafts ’n Things

Many magazines are featuring holiday articles. Here are just a few examples from magazines available at the Library.

For the crafts enthusiast American Quilter has a design for a “Two-footed Christmas Tree Stocking,” p. 38 in their Winter, 2002, issue. For a more traditional stocking, read Crafts ’n Things, “The Stocking Tradition,” p. 12 in the January 2003, issue. To turn an old pair of jeans into a Christmas stocking, check out “By the Chimney with Care,” p. 32 in the Dec/Jan, 2002 issue of Crafts. All of these magazines offer great ideas for decorations, gifts, and projects that will last the winter.

For holiday travel or just a great escape, read “Where the Crowds Aren’t,” p. 94 in Caribbean: Travel & Life, November 2002. Adirondack Life, December 2002, examines the misunderstood weasel in “Fierce Creatures,” p. 54. Animals and ice add challenges to golf in Alaska: find out the best golf courses in “Bears Play Through,” in Alaska: Exploring Life on the Last Frontier, p. 44, November 2002. For Christmas snow and places to go in Houlton, Maine, read “Christmas in the County,” p. 60 in Down East: The Magazine of Maine, December 2002. These magazines are beautifully illustrated and offer a glimpse into another way of life.

To find inspiration on decorating your home for the holidays, read “A Decorator’s Dream,” in Victorian Homes, p. 48, December 2002, and “Let it Snow,” p. 122 in Traditional Home, Holiday, 2002, issue. Gardeners will love the decorations in “A Very Veggie Christmas,” p.46, in Country Living Gardener, December 2002.

Let’s not forget food. For people who look forward to leftover turkey, copy favorites from the “Taste-Tempters Take Top Spots in Turkey Contest!” on p. 34 of Taste of Home’s: Light & Tasty, October/November 2002. Give the gift of food with the recipes in “Favorite Food Gifts,” p. 85 in Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion, December 2002/ January 2003 issue. On the lighter side, save calories with the recipes from Weight Watchers, Nov/Dec, 2002, “Merry Cookies,” p. 74.