Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Parade of Snowmen

I just finished putting away my Christmas decorations and thought I would post pictures of some of the snowmen I've made in the past.

This one is made of muslin, felt hat, fabric scarf, wood heart buttons, 
twigs and a painted face. 

 Rolled up batting.  Purchased felt hat. Big, honking nose made from styrofoam, 
twig arms, buttons for eyes.

 This one made from round wood boxes.  Just paint with a little fabric for his 
hat and scarf and buttons.

 I love this one.  My husband used his band saw to cut it out and I made these for all my kids teachers throughout the years.  I stained the top part.  The snowman is painted with white textured paint for the snow and he has a paper twist scarf.  

 I made this at a ladies craft night at our church.  The lady who taught the class 
cut them out for us.  He is holding a little broom in his one hand!

 This one is just a 1x6 painted white (black at the top) with a piece of thin wood for the brim.  He has button eyes and mouth.  I just noticed he's lost a few buttons on his tummy.  I used textured paint on him and a fabric scarf.  His nose is a dowel I whittled at the tip that is way too big for his face!

This one is my favorite.  The Weber snow family. I made it from a pattern 
using white flannel and batting.  Fabric scarves, one hat is made with felt 
the other from a sock, buttons, and a sharpie:)

You can tell I made it a while ago because Michael is now taller than my husband Frank, Thomas is as tall as Frank, and Jocelyn is as tall as I am! Even with Michael married almost 3 years now I can't bring myself to change it.  I know I should either re-do the whole thing and add Michaels wife or take Michael off.   But I tell you it is still very weird for me not to write Michaels name when I sign Christmas cards so for now I guess it will stay like this. Has anyone else felt like that?

Thanks for visiting!



Libby said...

My mom and dad still hang the "let it snow" man in their livingroom! I never knew you make it =)

Kathleen said...

Libby, that makes me smile~

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