Jelly Donuts

Sunday, November 8, 2009
I've been brainstorming some projects lately & thinking of Chanukah. It's been pretty hard trying to translate motifs of this holiday into the kind of projects that I like to make. Dreidels? Too childish I thought. Menorahs? Too complicated to think of all the candles. Stars? Well, I made some of those and I need to work on them some more. Then, of course, my thoughts turned to food....

Jelly Donuts (or Sufganiyot) are a Chanukah tradition – Lots of Chanukah foods are fried, remembering the miracle of one day's worth of oil lasting eight days. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah#Hanukkah_foods

I crocheted a few large donuts last year and since I love miniatures, I decided to work on those. But when I was done, and had almost a dozen miniature (nickel-sized) jelly donuts, I didn't know what to do with them. They sat on my desk, rolled to the floor, took up space, haunting me. Until inspiration struck!

Jelly Donuts bracelet by tamdoll

"Donuts you can wear on your wrist, not on your hips." To be seen in my Etsy shop. Ingredients: Cotton dough and jelly, Polyfil, beads and novelty yarn sugar-coating. 

Yes, it's silly. You wouldn't even know they were more than an interesting decoration on the bracelet unless you were reading this. But, why not have a little whimsy to wear? 

And for some variations on how to spell “Chanukah” – check this out.

6 comments:

  1. How adorable! I love those jelly donuts and how adorable to be able to waer them! Lovely! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to yoU!

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  2. those look like the donut holes... maybe I'm missing something? It's very pretty, needless to say. And it's real nice to see some Chanukah gifts on Etsy. I've had my eye on some menorahs... {:-Deb

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  3. They are so cute. I'll best some little girl would be the envy of her entire Hebrew School class coming in wearing something like that! YUM!!

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  4. reposting on Facebook! I love them. I once made an "ideal donut" for an art class -- it is probably about 12" across!

    --Enid
    Haley Studio

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  5. Thanks for all your great comments, I do appreciate it!

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