Big crafting is ahead on Kreinik Thread Blog. The 25 Days of Christmas Projects series will present five new projects each week. And the first half of 8 Days of Hanukkah Projects already are available. Go to the Kreinik post

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Though Hanukkah has already begun, this beautiful cross-stitch design from Kooler Design Studio is perfect for the season. If you don’t have time for it this year, be sure to bookmark it for next year. Get the free chart.…

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Emma of DMCThread’s Blog is sharing a great freebie. She says,

Here’s a pretty Hanukkah pattern that you can stitch and finish as an ornament – or add a pin back and wear as a brooch! The design is stitched

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(1) GINGERBREAD MEN from Blog di Gloria
(2) Boule de Noël N° 5 from Les grilles de Thiarlou
(3) Boule de Noël N°6 from Les grilles de Thiarlou
(4) Boule de Noël N°7 from Les grilles de Thiarlou
(5) Boule

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There’s still time to tackle some stitchy projects for Hanukkah. Cheryl Fall of About.com has put together a nice round-up of possibilities. See her post.…

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Let’s say you’d like to make hand-stitched greeting cards for an upcoming holiday, but your address list is far too long — you’ll never get that many cards done in time. Take a clue from Mollie of Wild Olive and …

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torahReader Annette Berlin alerted us to a lovely Torah needlepoint design on Craftstew that is especially appropos as Hanukkah is being celebrated around the world. Craftstew says,

What is a Torah? Imagine a bible, handwritten on cowskin parchment, and rolled up

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hanukkahCreative Jewish Mom Sara Rivka shares two more family crafts with perfect holiday timing. First she shows us how to make felt change purses for gelt — chocolate money prized by Jewish children. See the purse tute. Then she …

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feltHere are several new seasonal crafts from Creative Jewish Mom Sara:

(1) Pom-poms from felt scraps
(2) Felt rosebud bouquet
(3) Festive felt bunting
(4) Felt cake toppers

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frameThe needlepoint chart for this photo frame with glowing silver menorah (designed by Judi Kauffman) is free from FreePatterns.com. Get the chart.…

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hhsamplerRemy of Embroiderbee’s Blog is sharing this original sampler pattern “just in time to become a quick Hanukkah gift!” So generous. Get the chart.…

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kippahCheryl Fall, needlepoint editor for About.com, is sharing the pattern for her Magen David Kippah (or yarmulke). There’s still time to stitch one up for someone you love before Hanukkah. Cheryl says, “The kippah is stitched …

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