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Living Crafts: Winter 09 Giveaway

Last week , just before dinner time, I heard a knock on the door that I wasn’t expecting. It was a box of copies of Living Crafts Winter 09–with my name on the cover!

elegant earrings

Now, I’ve had my work in many magazines but I don’t believe I’ve ever had my name on the cover– and this gave me quite a thrill. The editor of Living Crafts asked me to contribute a project a few months ago and I am so glad I made the time to squeeze it in, the entire process was so enjoyable–every magazine does things a little differently, but this was a true collaboration of ideas, which was fun. I designed another set of crocheted earrings (2 pair), and I have to admit that these are my favorites. I used Habu Textiles Stainless Steel yarn for these, which was awesome because it not only comes in lovely jeweled colors, but it has stainless steel mixed into the blend, which helps these earrings to keep their shape on their own. It’s also great because the yarn is teeeeeeny tiny! but if your hook happens to slip out as you are working, it holds the shape so you don’t lose your stitches as easily. (I’m knitting something with the leftover amounts, and it’s helpful for that, too!)

elegant earrings

I also added some crystals to one of the pairs for extra sparkle and weight. I’m thrilled with how they came out and was actually pretty sad to send them away. I’m used to not keeping my projects, but I might make these again. They’re easy in terms of pattern, but they do require a bit of focus because, did I mention that the yarn is teeny tiny? Once you get the hang of them, though, you could easily make a dozen pairs to hand out as gifts.

The rest of the issue is packed with great projects for the holiday season, especially if you have young children in your family. There’s a great feature on ornament exchanges with several ornaments to make and give, and I love the sentiment behind the story–which shares the tradition of giving a set of ornaments to a new couple or baby. There are gorgeous holiday crowns, an extra special needle-felted advent calendar, a knitted child’s sweater and more.  What I love about this magazine is they don’t dumb it down– each craft is given space to breathe and they allow plenty of room  to explain each step. And– all kinds of fiber crafts are included- knitting, crochet, felting, sewing, embroidery and more.  I just get a warm feeling looking through the pages, the projects are truly heartfelt.

I’m giving away TWO copies of the mag to a couple of lucky blog readers. Leave me a comment with a few sentences about your favorite holiday traditions by Thursday, November 27th, 2009,  and I’ll draw names . If I don’t blog again before then, I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!

  • Congratulations - it looks like a great magazine. I think the idea from some commenters to give a Christmas ornament in kids stockings is great. Mine are too old now but I might try it for grandchildren one day. As for Christmas traditions - I have gone to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember and would hate to miss it, especially as I am in the choir! We also, always put chocolate coins and tangerines in the sockings.

  • Comgratulations, Linda! The earrings are awesome!

  • How cool...not sure I've ever seen this mag before so would love to get my hands on it!

    Holiday traditions, hmmm...the one constant, through all of the ups and downs and deaths and births and tiny apartments and grandma's house: pies. Lots of them, and with the leftover crust bits, dough balls filled with butter and brown sugar.

  • SimchasJewels

    Congrats on having your name on the cover Linda! The earrings look fun; I haven't tried crocheting any jewelry yet. One of my favorite holiday traditions is luring my older children who are out of the house back for latkes. That, and watching the little ones light the menorahs are my favorite holiday memories.

  • This looks like a great magazine but one which I certainly cannot get over here in the UK - boo hoo!! Well done on getting so much of your work published. This is a first time visit to your blog and I shall be back for sure!
    One of our family traditions is on Christmas eve when I make a special tomato, orange and ginger soup with homemade potato bread rolls and we have special cheeses. This is all had by candlelight and is followed by a homemade dessert and coffee. When the children were at home we used to open our presents from one another after that and watch a film together - one of the great Christmas ones like Muppet Christmas Carol, You've Got Mail, While you were sleeping, Little Women etc. Now they are all fending for themselves I am grateful that our special meal still draws them back home together with boyfriends and this year a husband with one of them!! (I have four daughters!)

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