Friday, December 19, 2008

Wintry Totes

I've been using my candy corn totes since I made them. And, well, it's Christmas time. Well past candy-corn season. I've just been a little busy lately. (Santa's helpers are hard workers, you know.)

I bought a few more plain canvas totes and got to work embellishing them. The first one is a snowman. I had just enough large white buttons to make him. Again, I embroidered brown stick arms. (Like my secret Christmas project.)


And then I made a candy cane tote. (Sorry I can't show a better photo of them, it's so darn overcast here today.)

Anyway, I decided to give away the candy cane tote. If you would like to enter to win, just leave a comment on this post. I will randomly draw a winner on Sunday evening.

Let's see, how about you leave a comment telling me your favorite holiday treat or food. Any holiday. Any food. I don't know if I can decide which is my favorite. There are really so many. I love my buckeyes at Easter and my toffee and truffles at Christmas. (Oh, and let's not forget my spiced nuts at Christmas!)

(And I feel like I have to say how relieved I am that for last week's giveaway, no one picked Last Christmas by Wham! as their favorite song. That really might have changed my opinion of them. I think if I hear that song one more time, I'm going to lose my mind. Update: It's 11:40 a.m. and they are playing Wham! on XM.)

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Congratulations to Lisa - Life With 4! You are the winner of the candy cane tote. Please email me your mailing address (on sidebar) and I'll pop it in the mail.

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28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Crackers and Gravy!!!

Katie R said...

so super cute. I love peppermint cookies and eggnog in my coffee at christmas time.

lisa said...

I love my Aunt's cake she makes for our reunion and Thanksgiving. She always makes it special for me, and sometimes she hides it :)

Brenda said...

I know what you mean. Every time I go in a store their playing "Last Christmas".
I Mom always makes a Jam Cake without raisins for me and my brother and one with raisins for everyone else.

Kim said...

Christmas morning we have hot chocolate with a mini candy cane and waffles with strawberries and whipped cream.

~Michelle~ said...

anything that falls into the category of "grandma food" is great...ham, mashed taters, homemade fudge, sugar cookies...yummmmm.... can't wait!

misschris said...

those peanut butter kiss cookies... right out of the oven when the kiss is all smooshy. yum. :) Love the bags, Lera. Cute.

Ruthie said...

I would love to win the Candy Cane Tote. If I don't win, I will have to make some. what a cute idea!

Lisa said...

I'm laughing... I heard the Last Christmas song in the store a few days ago and I had the same reaction.... uuuggghh! It just doesn't fit, Wham singing Christmas songs? How weird!!

Any way, my favorite holiday food would have to be...my Mom's spiced nuts with raisins. yummmmm!
Thanks for entering me in the giveaway, cute bags!

Rory said...

Pumpkin pie!!!!!!!!!

TinkerBlue said...

my nan's homemade christmas pudding

Myrnie said...

Hmm...my late grandmother's fruitcake! She would always make one without rum just for my little Mormon family, and apologized every year for how dry it was :)

Sarah and Jack said...

Hey lera, when you made those candy cane babylegs where did you get the striped socks (or tights)? Jack is asking for a christmas pair, but I dont spend a lot of time in the girls section and havent found anything suitable.

Shelley said...

That tote is adorable!

My favourite holiday treat at Christmas is homemade shortbread cookies, preferably chocolate dipped ones :)

Bender House said...

Chex mix and hot chocolate are my favorite treats during the winter holidays. So yummy to snack and sip on these snowy cold days. Thanks for the chance to win!

LK said...

Great totes. I love the Christmas holly wreaths made with cornflakes, green coloring, and marshmallows. Oh, and don't forget the red hots.

nikko said...

Cute totes. You always have the best ideas! Where you find the time is beyond me. I feel strapped to get done what I do and you have two more kids than I do. ;o)

I love just about any Christmas cookie, but my favorite is one called "Pecan Crisps" that I only make at Christmastime. It's like a sugary pie crust with pecans on top.

Karyn said...

Holiday food??? Ummm...I love turkey. Joe hates turkey. I get very excited at Christmas when we go out for dinner and turkey is being served.

Those totes are really really cute Lera. I love the snowman one!

nikko said...

Coming back to say THANKS A LOT! Now I have that song stuck in my head. Blech!

;o)

Suzanne said...

Those are wonderful; love them!

Suzanne said...

oh, forgot to add, cookies! I love all kinds of holiday cookies!

Laura said...

I always hope for deviled eggs at holiday parties.

amandajean said...

I love the totes! so cute! let me know when you need more buttons. :)

I love anything salty...Chex mix is a huge hit around christmas time. (and I finally tried the spiced nuts...definitely a great recipe. yum-mo!) oh, and cheese ball with crackers. that's so good i don't reserve that for just holidays.

Gail :) said...

Okay before you said you were giving it away I thought to myself how cute it was! The candy cane is adorable. *Warning* You are sure to think differently of me, I like, I mean rather enjoy, Last Christmas by Wham! It makes me think of a time when I was a preteen and thought George Michael was so cute! I now know it really wouldn't have mattered if we ran into each other at the mall... He never would have fallen for me! Oh well. LOL!!!
For my favorite holiday treat. My dad makes yummy bbq like meatballs as appetizers for Christmas. I <3 them. hmmm meatballs and George Michael all in the same post.

Sandy said...

My favorite dessert for Christmas is thumbprint cookies filled with strawberry preserves. Yumm-o!

Jessica said...

Oh My Goodness, Lera ~ I like that song but I NEVER realized WHAM sang it! I have a whole new opinion of that song. Thanks for enlightening me!!!!
Of course I want to enter your current giveaway. My favorite holiday treat would have to be my Grandma's thumbprint cookies. I have the recipe now and its my responsibility to make them. Not only are they my favorite cookies, but they also hold a special place in my heart because they remind me of Christmas' past with my grandparents and my Grandfather just passed away last month so these cookies will be extra special this year.

Sam D. said...

Thats my husbands favorite Christmas song. He listens to it year round. I kid you not.

Liz said...

Amusing, but I don't know the name of my favorite holiday treat. We had a German exchange student one year and her grandma sent her a special cake for Christmas. It was SO amazingly good. We still drool over it...