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Sno3

Sno3

We had more snow last night. Lots. Before I run out there to shovel, I made something to share with you. As promised, it isn't about stitching. Well, it does involve a threaded needle. 

Sno6

Sno6

There are lots of ways to change this up depending upon what you have handy. I used some of my fav white wool blanket, a previously cut-up cotton pillowcase, black and white thread, a needle and a piece of book paper. A little white glue and scissors also.

Sno5

Sno5

Cut three sets of snowman disks from both wool and cotton. Smaller for head, then the middle and the larger base. With black thread, stitch a face onto the smallest wool piece. (I begin with the eyes, then the mouth and the nose last.) Thread a needle with a generous length of white thread and start at the bottom of the biggest snowball. Use a simple running stitch to go straight up through all 3 sets of disks with a little stitch hop from one set to another. That way it will spin like a mobile. Cut 2 sticky arms from the book paper and 2 hat shapes. With a tiny smudge of white glue, slip the arms between the middle disks. Add the hat shapes to the front and back of the head the same way.

Use the thread length to suspend him high above a heat source like the radiator. The heat waves will make him twirl.

Sno2

Sno2

Happy snow day, my friends! xoxo

very nearly there

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