Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Give away/holiday colors

To help me get in the holiday mood, I'm doing a modest give away. Details are at the end of this post. When it's cold and white outside, it makes me appreciate bright colors, even the classic red and green. This is my treasured Christmas stocking that my mom's cousin knit for me over a half century ago. My favorite gifts were the silly little things my mom put into this and the orange in the toe that tasted better than all other oranges.
Flowers in winter are so welcome.
My holiday decorating is quite simple; it takes about 10 minutes. One thing I do is put these temari ornaments out in a bowl. They're a traditional Japanese craft that I wish I knew how to do.
Give away details: Leave a comment by midnight December 15 and I will randomly select someone to get our limited edition handmade holiday card. Its photo features Mr. Rududu's origami in a small still life. It's a very secular image and I hope, quite cheering. I'm willing to mail it anywhere in the world. Please don't be shy! (And make sure you let me know how I can get in touch with you if you are selected.)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I will try hard not to be shy- this is a very sweet offer...
Lynn

Trudy said...

Sounds wonderful! I love the Japanese balls - I have/had a few from my sojourn there but never knew their name. I'm feeling lucky!

evelien said...

These japanese balls are wonderful!
I wonder if there aren't any 'how to' clips on Youtube? And yes of course I would like a nice Christmas card!
If it gets here because TNT (our postal service)is on strike in the Netherlands.

Annie said...

I know Threads Magazine and Handwoven have had how-to articles on Temari. They are beautiful.

And your card sounds wonderful too!

Claudia D said...

Hi, Carol,
Claudia here, checking in on your beautiful creativity. I'd love to win your give away because I simply can't master any folding techniques! You know who I am because I often show up at Thursday Artists' group!

Carolina said...

And the lucky winner is Claudia. Thanks for taking part!
Carol

Mt. Mom said...

I made some very basic temari balls this year, from a pattern at Lion Brand. I searched the site for "ornament", but "temari" might work too. They would at least give you an idea of the underlying principles of the stitchwork. Wikipedia also has an interesting, albeit short, article on temari balls. Yours look gorgeous!

Carolina said...

Thanks for the tip Mt. Mom! I bought those temari a few years ago and not only are the colors wonderful but the artisan used very fine string. I'm in the process of getting together the materials I need to try some of my own.