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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snowmen Everywhere~Part Two

Well, I'm back early w/part two ~ I didn't even make you wait a whole wk. like usual ~ LOL. How many of you can answer this pic w/a resounding YES??? Here's what the sign belongs to.... he's all ready decked out w/his ski's and ready to roll.....

This mitten is really way bigger than it looks here, hanging on our front door, over 20 inches long and a little darker red than the pic shows. From an old Katie's Homespun Stitches pattern I made yrs. ago. The scarf is made out of flannel.

Most of you know how much I love to decorate both inside and out for the seasons. This is on our front porch. This guy is ready to go fishin'....see his pole in his pocket, so it won't blow away?
Had to have a female in the bunch...lol
I'm sure some of you remember this big snowman head from last yr., but I moved him to a different spot this yr.
He is much more tea-dyed in person. It was a bit bright that day.

One of the gals who used to sew for my shop yrs. ago made this pillow and the 'coal' buttons for me after I stitched it. It was stitched on 7ct. sage green Klostern fabric, which makes it really big,

From a Sister's and Best Friends pattern ~ Snow Happens...... I like the dimentional carrot nose, it sticks straight out.
I sold several of these Patriotic guys yrs. ago.

Made this one too....
I sold of a few of these snow families at a craft fair several yrs. ago....you can't really tell it, but they have a sort of 'waffle-weave' type fabric.

I didn't make these cans, but I'm sure they'd be pretty easy to do.

And there they all are stretched out along the window sill.
I always hang seasonal flags and this is the one for winter.....
and here's the little flag that hangs in front of the house.... don't they look like they're having fun??
Here's some random shots of inside the house. These are paper mache boxes.
Forgot to show you a close-up of the cookie jar from last post.....
My MIL bought these for me yrs. ago from the $$$ store. I use them every winter.

Here's a wreath I made a few yrs. ago but decided to use it on the back door this yr. for a change.
If you were paying attention, you may remember that I made a blue one just like this one recently. This has been felted and is a bit darker red in person.
This cute smiley guy has a little musical button inside that plays 'Frosty the Snowman'....
a couple more tins, one is a 'bucket'....
This guy is really old and was once used for a shop model....
This was the last thing I cross stitched in 2010....'Whee Willie' by Heart in Hand.
and another Pine Mt. pillow kit from yrs. ago.... I made the inside pillow form a different fabric than what they called for. This is from their 'Tie One On' series.

Well, I hope you lasted till the very end. As you can tell, I have ALMOST as many snowmen I as I do gingerbread!!! LOL I'm sure I still missed a few, but that is the majority of them. Hope you enjoyed yet another tour of one of my many collections! ha I usually keep my snowmen out till the very end of Feb.

I'll leave you w/a brief quote..."Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."

Next time I hope to show you something I've been plugging away at and hope to be done with soon. Until then, stay warm and toasty!!



Patty C. said...

You have a snowman addiction !!!
Too cute

Country Prims said...

Wow! What a collection!

So many snowmen-think my fav has to be the 'snowman' pillow at the beginning, followed by the other to match the blue one you made:)

Amazing-thanks for sharing,

Shazy x

Christine said...

I think it's great that you can decorate inside and out - everything looks great on the porch.
Thanks again for sharing!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

What a beautiful collection! I love snowmen, too. I have a real weak spot for them. Love yours!

Elaine said...

Thank you so much for sharing Tanya. Being a fellow addict I so enjoyed seeing your collection.
Have a nice week-end.

Wendy K said...

I loooove your snowman wreath on your backdoor...I'll have to have a go at trying to make one...too cute! I also love your little red woolly pillow :)
Hugs Wendy x

Angie Berry said...

Goodness girl, where are on earth do you store everything?? =]

I love your snowmen collection! There are so many adorable ones that I can't even pick a favorite! I leave mine out through Feb too, sometimes into March depending on what the weather is and what kind of mood I am.

kasthurirajam said...

very beautiful!!

Brendi68 said...

I love how you decorated your front porch! My favorite is the snowman head on the chair! Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's nice to meet a sister crafter!