Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I'm A Copycat!!!


Okay, I admit it. When I see something utterly adorable, I want to make it--bad! One of my online groups is having an ornament exchange. I didn't take part due to a lot of activities going on this month. I have really regretted it. As photos of the ornaments started coming in, I pouted and whined (to myself, of course). This little wool snowman pincushion REALLY caught my fancy! I needed a little somethin' extra to add to my gift exchange gift for the Guild Christmas luncheon on Thursday and this seemed perfect. I have a couple of other practical quilty things already wrapped up but just felt I wanted something cutesy to put with them. I have had the book for quite sometime (Snowman Threads by Need'l Love) but had forgotten all about it. It has so-o-o many adorable snowmen projects. I took a couple of shortcuts in the interest of time (I have a houseload of company coming on Sunday and my house NEEDS cleaning bad!!). Instead of hand blanketstitching the nose and top, I used Fabric-Tak glue (love that stuff). And instead of French knots for the mouth, I used pins with black heads. I substituted buttons for the wool eyes. And, since I wanted to make this out of my stash to avoid a trip out today, I used 100% wool felt. Okay, why, you may ask, are there two of them? Well, I had to have one too, didn't I????

20 comments:

dee said...

absolutely adorable. thank goodness you made two!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Just too cute - bet you could make some like that, but as jack-o-lanterns for Halloween too!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Angie said...

Cute, cute! And BTW I love the tree pincushions too! :D

Hedgehog said...

Very cute!!

Norma said...

I LOVE your snowman pin cushions!

Sandra said...

Of course you have to have one too - they are just soooo cute :-)

Vicky said...

Too cute! Great job!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Very, very cute. I remember seeing them but I don't remember where! LOL

OK, you need to make one more! Why? I want one! teehee

Susan said...

Those are so cute. No wonder you couldn't resist. And now you'll do a tutorial for the rest of us, right? LOL! They are really wonderful

May Britt said...

The snowmen are so cute and makes a very nice gift for friends. Please make tutorial. I would like to mke one too.

joyce said...

Oh no! Now I will have to make more pincushions, especailly if you post a tutorial. Just toooo cute.

Morah said...

THANK YOU! I am going to retreat in Jan. and my secret sister, as do I , loves snowmen. I know what I'll be doing during the winter break.....

Libby said...

He's adorable -- I would have wanted one for myself, too *s*

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oh cute and as Evelyn said that pattern lends itself nicely to jack-o-lanterns. They look like they should come with a label - "bet you can't make just one!".

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

So many cute little things on blogs at the moment. Love your crochet rug too - great colours.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Gorgeous and I loved the time-saving tips. (I am the biggest copy cat as well!)

Quilting Kim said...

Your snowmen are just too cute.

Carol said...

They are so cute! You couldn't possibly have made just one :)

The Carolina Quilter said...

What cute pin cushions! I want one!

Hanne said...

Very cute snowmen :-)