what is it #140 – the answer

Welcome back for the “what is it?” puzzle game answer. In light of all of the holiday baking being done this time of year, we thought this item was pure perfection. Although, we have to admit that we would not be eager to make several dozen pressed butter cookies if we had to use this particular cookie plunger!

Without a doubt, the cookies created with this were made with love. Just like the cookies all of you are baking. To read this week’s guesses, click  here.

Happy Friday! (And if the spirit moves you, send us a sample of what you’re baking! :-))

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140 cookie plunger

“what?” it’s NOT Wednesday? :-) #140

Welcome back to play our “what is it?” Wednesday game.

OK, so it’s not Wednesday… we apologize for getting tied up with other tasks, but do know how much you enjoy this silly midweek game of ours, and didn’t want to disappoint.

Ready to play? Here’s how:

Take a look at the photo below.

• Please leave your guess (of the identity of the vintage item) as a comment.

• Stop back in on Friday to see the puzzle revealed—and to read the guesses (we don’t post them until the answer is revealed)!

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 Good luck!

we have 2 linkydoodles WINNERS!

LinkyDoodles peppermint stripe

Congratulations to Jan and Cheryl —each winning a box of Linkydoodles Candy Cane Garland! Woohoo! We will ship them out to you in time for the holiday.

Each of these names were randomly selected from the many entries.

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Please click here to link up with the original post, scroll down, and read through the wonderfully nostalgic memories that were written for entries. A little nostalgia goes a long way at Christmastime. Thank you to Linkydoodles for sharing their fun product for this giveaway. If you didn’t win but still want to try these yummy candy canes, you may order online here.

terrific tuesday giveaway WINNER

Well, aren’t OUR faces red! We were so caught up in the holiday-hubbity-bub that we forgot to post our book giveaway winner on Friday featuring:

The Night Before Christmas in Crochet

the complete poem with easy-to-make amigurumi characters (HarperDesign)

Mitzuki Hoshi • Clement C. Moore

christmas crochet book So…   congratulations to the lucky randomly-selected winner, Bobbie! Screen Shot 2013-12-15 at 7.54.00 AM We will mail this book out to Bobbie promptly, so that she may create all of these little characters in the St. Nick of time for Christmas. Hooray for Christmas crafting! Thank you to all who entered to win. Be sure to watch for more fun holiday giveaways!

“what is it?” 139 – the answer

Welcome back to discover the answer to this week’s “what is it?” puzzle.

What a landslide of correct guesses we had this week!

Let’s have a sing-a-long: (everyone!)

“I’ve got a brand new pair of rollerskates, 
You’ve got a brand new key.
I think that we should get together and,
Try them on to see.
I been lookin’ around awhile,
You got something for me.
Oh, I got a brand new pair of rollerskates,
You got a brand new key.”

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OK, well, these are quite rusty, but we’re sure they bring back many fun memories for many of you. There were a few of out-of-the-box fun guesses this week by those creative spirits who put this week’s puzzle photo into a whole different perspective. Our favorite guess was this one:

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We love you, Pegi!

Although, we think Mr. Nelson would be awfully upset to learn that you think his guitar would be so rusty! To read this week’s guesses, click here and scroll down. Happy Friday, everyone!

fun Linkydoodles giveaway!

As if just saying ‘linkydoodles’ wasn’t fun enough, the folks from Linkydoodles have given us some of their wonderfully fun candy cane garland to give away just in time for tree trimming! Wahoo!


Welcome to the world’s only linkable candy, and the way to a fun—and edible—Christmas decoration! Each handmade, “C” shaped link fits together perfectly so that you can create festive garland for the tree, tabletop, or mantle. Or all three! Inspired by the creator’s grandmother, and their shared Christmas traditions, Linkydoodles definitely have a vintage flair to them, and will bring you back to Christmases past as you create new traditions with your own family. Each box holds 28 pieces, enough to make up to six chains, stretching to 5-1/2 feet of garland. They are available in cool Peppermint Stripe and tart Cherry Stripe, the best of both candy cane worlds (in our humble opinion).

LinkyDoodles cherry stripe LinkyDoodles peppermint stripe

Linkydoodles candychains may also be ordered through linkydoodles.com. While you are visiting their site, check out their nostalgic pages, downloadable images, and more!

To enter for a chance to win a box of these linkable candy canes, simply leave us a comment telling us the very best Christmas present you ever recieved (as a child or an adult). Merry everything, and good luck! Two (randomly selected) lucky winners will be announced on Monday, December 16th!

“what is it?” Wednesday #139

Welcome back to play our “what is it?” Wednesday game.

Ready to play? Here’s how:

• Take a look at the photo below.

• Please leave your guess (of the identity of the vintage item) as a comment.

• Stop back in on Friday to see the puzzle revealed—and to read the guesses (we don’t post them until the answer is revealed)!

 Good luck!

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