I started the snowman a while back
(before life became so fraught with activities)
and have finally finished him.
I drew a simple shape on muslin,
and stitched it up. I was not precise
or careful with this.
Buttons for eyes, and stitchery
for nose and mouth.
Painted some wooden beads with
snowman faces, glittered them,
then strung them on wire for
the snowman to hold with his twig hands.
His hat is from left-over pieces
from making sock dolls
a couple of years ago.
I made this one for
Bryce Eleanor's birthday in 2008,
but couldn't use buttons
because she was too small.
I love these socks and enjoyed
making various sock
and glove dolls and monsters.
Think I'll check on some
children's Christmas socks
next trip to Target.
I've had fun playing with PicMonkey lately.
Love the snow effect!
No, Stephie, we don't have snow.
The reality is kept at bay by pretense.
We fake our snow in all kinds of ways
and ignore the fact that
coleus and sweet potato vines
are still prospering in late November.
I continue to work on Christmas,
Right now, I'm knee deep in
Love this stuff, I'm very susceptible
to bright and shiny things,
especially if I can do it myself.
Playing with glitter is much better
than buying pre-glittered
because it is so much fun!
What I should be doing,
among other things,
is finishing up my decorating,
instead of playing in the studio.
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