If you follow the popular Catholic-crafty blogs such as Catholic Icing, youâ€™ve probably seen Lacyâ€™s posts on how to paint saint peg dolls and participate in a peg doll exchange. Those posts certainly inspired several gals (some husbands, too!) here in Des Moines to get out our brushes, call on the intercession of some holy … [Read more…]
They started out bare naked and all. Then were treated to a flesh-colored faces and white robes. Then received a handful of pretty details by the manÂ of the house (my hero!). And came out looking like Scandinavian-inspired St. Lucy dolls with red sashes (a symbol of martyrdom) and candle crowns.Â Now for the finishing touches. … [Read more…]
Highlights of today’s Quick Takes: Mind games with St. Benedict and those happy monks from Conception Abbey, Advent by Candlelight, a wreath on fire, praying for miscarried babies, BIG candles on St. Lucy Day, and the need for self-control when it comes to salted nut rolls. As stated in the title, we got problems at Das Schmidt Haus.