Saturday, December 8, 2007

Keeping Frosty warm



Like most of us crafters, I make my holiday cards each year. And like most of us, also, I make it harder for myself every year.

This year's design, pictured above, includes a hand-knit scarf.

Yes, I'm knitting each one. That's 200+ three-and-a-half-inch scarves. Granted, they're only two stitches wide … And I have some fallback ideas, like a braid or a ribbon if I'm even more behind in another week.

The drawing is printed on cardstock. I make a hole on each side of Frosty's neck with an awl and use it also to push the scarf through one side, around the back and out the other side. I glue it down if needed, or just let it hang if it falls right.

I like to include a religious context that's general enough to cover the breadth of spiritual leanings of the people on my list. This text for 2007 has a subtle religious meaning, or not, as the recipient chooses.

A FROSTY QUIZ

My husband developed and produced a CD, to be sent with the card to a select couple of dozen people on the list. The CD has 25 versions of "Frosty the Snowman," by different artists. It comes with a list of the artists, labeled A through Y … your job is to match the artist with the track on the CD. Is number one by The Jackson 5? Leon Redbone? Willie Nelson?

Want to play? I'll send a copy of the CD to the first 3 people to ask for it. Of course, you'll then be eligible for the prizes that go to those with the most correct answers!

6 comments:

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Camille,
You put me to shame. I'll be lucky to get out ANYTHING. But I'm riding herd on my son as he finishes his college apps. (Maybe this year that's more important.)

Camille Minichino said...

It's sort of selfish of me ... I use the cards as a way for me to think of everyone during this season ... family who live far away and friends from all parts of my (long) life. It's a process of meditation to make the cards and label each one ...

Let us know the lucky college!

Bev (froggieb) said...

I'll ask for the frosty cd. Not sure if this is the place to do it or not. I can't even imagine making that many tiny scarfs. I have hand stamped a couple different styles of cards to total 45 cards. I don't do more than a hand full of each design cause I get bored with them after a couple. The cards are really neat looking.

Camille Minichino said...

This is the place, Bev.
Send me your address by email and I'll get your Frosty CD out ...
camille@minichino.com

Deb Baker said...

I'm in awe!

Anonymous said...

KUDOS to you AND your husband. xoxoxo