Janne Robberstad

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4 – lights, beads and give-away

By spotogspindel | December 4, 2011

Today is the second Sunday in advent, and I want to start the day with a photo of my advent-lights. Purple is the advent-color, and I´ve mixed it with browns and reds. Using edibles like red cabbage, red onions, walnuts, chilies, cinnamon-sticks and granade-apples(?) I made this table-decoration. One of the candles has a vanilla-scent, so it even smells good!

I know, I know, there are only three candles, not four, but a little artistic freedom is allowed, isn´t it?

And as the days grow ever darker outside, we got lots more light inside yesterday. My workroom is now so much brighter, and I feel young again! I can see, I can see!!! 🙂

Yesterday´s assignment in my calendar was to make something with five jewelry rocks the baby sent me. So I made a bracelet. I like the idea of the big, chunky rocks dangeling around my arm. I´m not done with it yet, but this is how I worn it to last nights party.

Christmas is a time of giving, and I really enjoy making the gifts myself. I thought I´d include you guys on my Christmas-gift-list this year, and every advent Sunday, I´ll ask Mr. Random to pick out a name from the past week´s comments who will receive a little something.

I was going to give you some Christmas-cards this week, but they haven´t arrived yet, so I´ll do another little Christmas-ornament. It´s a knitted mini-mitten with a printed heart on it. (And if the Christmas-cards arrive during the week, I´ll throw them in as well)

Want to win?

Here’s 3 ways to Enter:

1. Leave a comment on any of my posts in the past week, and get an entry.

2. If you leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Christmas decorating tip, you get 2 entries!

3. Promote my giveaway on your blog and get 3 entries! Feel free to pull this image to use on your blog. And don’t forget to leave me a comment so I know you did.

Now, for the Advent activity-calender:

Make a wreath of ever-greens for the front door.

This probably means that you have to find your warm clothes and a solid pair of scissors, and go ever-green-hunting on your Sunday-walk.

Topics: Christmas, give away, jewelry | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “4 – lights, beads and give-away”

  1. gail Says:
    December 4th, 2011 at 15:19

    I love the candle arrangement. Such a simple, but lovely display. I need to start trying harder to make lovely things now that I have you to copy! The bracelet is wonderful, but I won’t even pretend that I could do THAT!

  2. gail Says:
    December 4th, 2011 at 15:26

    Ah, my favorite Christmas decorating tip — flameless candles! I have them in my windows, on my mantle and in my fireplace. They are all on times, so they come on at various times throughout the evening. I love walking into my house after a long day at work to see the welcoming candlelight.

  3. gail Says:
    December 4th, 2011 at 15:31

    I promoted your giveaway on my blog today. I am not making a wreath this year, but I bought a locally made one at our Farmer’s Market — the lazy woman’s way to have fresh greens!

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