This happy little couple sits in a lovely antique cheese box I picked up at my favorite little store, Streck Sales, in Denison (Hi Joleen!). I had fun dressing them up for Christmas with bits and pieces of things like old socks (the Mister's stocking cap) an old star ornament, buttons, scrap material and falling apart evergreen garland.
The same is true for the son who appears to be happy living on his own, huh? His stocking cap is another old sock... his scarf came from old kitchen curtains. Look at that little nose of his - that's the way he came out of the oven!
The tutorial for making antique snowmen - or anything else made of cloth for that matter - can be found here.
I did make some fresh snow too:
The sewing angels were really looking out for me one day. I was at this store and for some reason, thermal blankets caught my eye. Probably because the big price banner said $2. Two dollars? for a KING size thermal blanket? I took it to the cashier and said I didn't want it if it wasn't $2. For me it was $2 - but they promptly changed the price banners to read $12. What a steal of a deal!
Anyway, this was one of those really stiff thermal blankets. I had read somewhere how people use them for quilts instead of paying for batting. Hmmmm. Perfect! I'm not a quilter (yet) but that thermal blanket worked just perfect for my snowflakes!
Nice, thick Iowa snowflakes : )
And speaking of snow... we're in for a blizzard today. Joy, joy. Hopefully we won't lose power because I want to get back to my sewing machine and make some more ditty bags for Christmas and some stockings for the fireplace.
Have a great day!