Monday, January 28, 2013

Snowman Decoration

Before spring arrives, I wanted to share a little snowman decoration that I made.  Anyone that knows me will know that I don't like shopping in big stores and malls.  I just go blind and can't ever find what I am looking for.  Thrift stores are another story.  It is amazing to me what people give away.  The saying that one person's junk is another person's treasure is certainly true.  I looked for something that I could make.  I came across this pattern in a bin of patterns.  I figured if some poor little child in China can make this type of thing, then maybe I can too.   

I cut out the form and laminated it so I could use it over and over (if it turned out).  The pattern came in four sizes.  I found some white fabric and cut out two pieces in this shape.

 I embroidered the eyes, mouth and buttons out of black floss.  I made a little cone of orange fabric for the nose and sewed it on.  I then stuffed it with quilt batting and tied it with strong string around the waist and the neck.  It didn't sit quite right so I cut out a circle of cardboard the size of the bottom and covered it with more white fabric and attached it on the bottom.  The pattern called for a piece of fabric tied around the neck for a scarf and an old sock ribbing for the hat.  I decided to knit a hat, scarf and some little mittens.  I glued some sticks in the side for arms.  It may be a little tacky, but it cost almost nothing and I made it myself.

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