Santa's workshop has opened early this year. I found these jolly vintage painted wooden bead clown heads at a church rummage sale, complete with little prototype for $1.25! They look like they are from the 60s maybe? Has anyone ever seen these before? Too cute and silly for me to pass up. I have a bag of yoyos left over from my girlhood when I once had the ambition to make a yoyo quilt. The whole project consisted of gluing and adorning with tiny accessories that I've been collecting over the years, I have to say it was fun!
So what will I do with all this cuteness? Pack them away for Christmas and hope I remember that I have package toppers galore! Also, foist them off on my friends who have grandchildren. You've been forewarned dear book club and knitwits!
Next, to keep you in the holiday mood for a bit more, I'll take you for a quick peek into Solvang's famous year round Christmas shop, Jule Hus. Whenever we drive through Solvang, I just have to stop in this Christmas shop if only for a few minutes, makes me so happy. It's conveniently located right next to the needlework store. My husband will put up with this pilgrimage if I am very fast.
What the heck is a yoyo quilt?
Fittingly, there are THREE needlework shops in tiny Solvang.
Rasmussen's is awesome, needlework upstairs and specialty Scandinavian cookware downstairs.
I'm a lucky lady if I get to run through all three.
There is also a yarn shop, The Village Spinning and Weaving Store (meh)
and a fun craft/knit store, KnitFit.
I've been visiting the Danish town of Solvang, CA, USA since I was a girl and it still charms me.