Friday, January 08, 2010

Another Holiday Flashback

While we were decorating the tree and hanging the new jellyfish* ornament, we made up a new song to the tune of “Up on the rooftop, reindeer pause . . .”

Jellyfish, what do you wish
Jellyfish, what do you wi-ish
Up on the housetop, squish, squish, squish!
Down through the chimney, jellyfish!

Q-ster and I sang it with great gusto all week, much to SwingDaddy’s chagrin.

*I have discovered a new form of cuteness – amurigurimi, which are crocheted figures. Here's a page of octopi pictures, and below are Buster’s apple and pear that I found at the same craft fair as the jellyfish.

Mayberry asked a good question regarding yesterday’s post about whether one retrieves the gift bag from the giftee.

My answer: We use the fabric gift bags for the immediate family and everyone gets back their original bags. I've started introducing the bags for gifts to friends as well, expecting that they'll keep the bags (and hopefully re-use them). For all the little girl birthday parties last year, I used a silky pink material, and the bags ended up being more prized than the presents!

4 comments:

Amber said...

That jellyfish is AWESOME. I have crocheted in the past, I wonder how hard it would be to make a jellyfish. Hmmm....

Bob said...

Cute

Anonymous said...

For those that don't have a sewing machine handy, I always point them to the Japanese cloth gift wrapping instructions compiled by the Japanese government. All you need is a flat cloth and you can wrap away. I think the furoshiki tradition is to return the cloth to the giver, but I can't find it in writing anywhere.

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2006/11/how_to_use_furoshiki_clot.html

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mayberry said...

oh, LOVE that jellyfish!