Well…. now that Kathy has let the cat out of the bag and you all know that the snowman is done and on the tree, I must get around to blogging him.Â I have to admit that he’s very cute up on top of that tree.Â Not sure if you can see it in the pic or not, but he is holding a little golden star.Â Tell you what though, it was not easy.Â This poor guy had to undergoÂ an episiotomy, a stuffingectomy and a labotomy (I apologize for any spelling errors) in order to get him to sit straight.Â Hey, anything for Christmas, right?!
I have come across a few time savers that you may be interested in.Â First and foremost is check out the scrapbooking aisle for cute (and I mean absolutely adorable) brads to use instead of buttons.Â Super easy and fast.Â I also found aÂ little string of Christmas lights. Â Also, I would recommend getting the correct size of beads and wireÂ because when it comes to the arms, size does matter.Â I rebeaded my snowmen and they look so much better- not to mention it was much quicker and easier.Â I did go with theÂ light bulb nose, a different color for each one and a littleÂ dab of hot glueÂ held them fast.Â Let’s see…Â oh, I almost forgot.Â IÂ found the poly pellets in the doll making section at Hobby Lobby.Â Â A one pound bag was only three bucks and shouldÂ do several snowmen.
I am almost done with the shawl and then I will lightening through the first set of snowmen (carolers) and post a pic.Â
Happy Thanksgiving, all!Â – SusanÂ
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Sorry if I let the “Snowman” out of the bag. It was too cute not to mention it.
I finished a project from over two years ago. The Felted Oven Mitt, a class that Lea-Ann did at the Angola Library a long time ago. I will have pictures up on Rav soon but I let it felt too long, got distracted by sucking the air out of bags with yarn, so not sure it will be an oven mitt. Nothing like getting a project finished and opening up a new bag for more good stuff….
Great job Susan! I have not finished mine yet but the Great Pumpkin has been felted. It turned out ,well, great. I need to make my little scarf and hat fo the snow guy- on the list for this week.
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