MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Christmas?

Craftbits is having a really fun giveaway that you are likely going to want to check out.  The rules are simple - just decide on a Christmas gift you would really like to get (up to $150 US in value) and blog about it.  Then link back to their site and you're entered.  Their site has tons of Christmas ides for projects, cards, ornaments, wreaths and also things that kids can make - all are fairly cheap and use easily obtainable supplies (if you don't have them already.  Go here to read all about it and to enter!

My entry (and wish!) is this:


Options Interchangeable Harmony Wood Circular Knitting Needle Set
Options Interchangeable Harmony Wood Circular Knitting Needle Set by Knit Picks
9 Pairs Needle Tips, 4 Cables & One Cable Case
$84.99
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buy the set


 
 I would absolutely love to own these - I would probably not knit with them and just keep them to fondle and admire!!  Well, that's not true - I WOULD knit with them and would fondle and admire them the entire time.  
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For further entries into the contest, we can preview a couple of the patterns/ideas in their list of Christmas ideas, so here are mine....
# 1 - KNITTING & BEADED CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS - these look like they would be a great way to use up some stash!  The pattern calls for a styrofoam ball, seed beads and pearl cotton thread.  I would think you could simply use a larger foam ball, larger beads and yarn too.   These look pretty simple and would make lovely gifts.
#2 (and #3) - CHRISTMAS GUEST SOAPS  - Another fun project for gift-giving or decorating your own bathroom at Christmas.  You just need plain soap bars, some Christmas stickers, and some white glue - simple supplies.  If you look under the CHRISTMAS GIFT SOAPS you will find instructions for how to wrap your decorated guest soaps for gift giving.



3 comments:

karen said...

I hope santa is looking and that you have been a very good girl!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Yep, I could live with those needles too!
Then I'd go buy bamboo ones to use and just *admire* the others. ;)
*sigh....*

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Penny Berens said...

Christmas, is Christmas around the corner already?!