Holiday crafty craziness is well underway, and while I recover from a weekend full of visitors, you can enjoy this x-mas tree from Maryse. [via]

While we’re at it, and because I had advent calendars on the brain all day yesterday, Whip Up has a list o links to crafty calendar tutorials… I’m leaning towards the origami snowman. [link]

Oh, and a couple additions to the holiday craft fair calendar, that I will also add to my calendar page:

Nov. 30th-Dec. 2nd: Hidden Springs Farm Sale, Great Falls, VA sale, hours: 12-9 Friday, 10-9 Sat, 12-5 Sun
Directions: From Georgetown Pike, first right after Great Falls Park. 1.25 miles to left on Hidden
Springs Farm. 703-759-2440 Pottery, pewter, jewelry, woodwork, handpainted textiles, quilts and honey.

Nov 30-Dec 2 and Dec 7-9 Countryside Artisans Tour
Tour includes Dancing Leaf Farm ( and Kiparoo Farm
( as well as other artists. [link]

Finally, a good use for fun fur…