Five days before Christmas my daughter sends me this link.
(thelittlegiggler.com)It connects to a blog that shares instructions for making this cute felt snowman. (was this a hint?) She did say how much she would love to make this for her son. Hmmm?
Besides being really cute, the snowman is meant to be an interactive activity for kids. With Velcro to help them stick, the parts can be removed and replaced. Up the cute factor.
(illustrator: Mark Buehner)So now we are down to 4 days 'til Christmas and I am strongly considering getting this done as a surprise. (This is on me. My daughter would have been just as happy to have it in February) But the bug had bitten and I knew I wasn't going to shake it.
Creating with felt goes quickly. There is no fraying, so, no hemming needed. Although, I did follow the suggestion to create the pieces in double thickness for easier handling. This requires sewing the duplicate pieces together. If it wasn't for changing thread color numerous times, this would go quickly. (filling bobbins and threading needles again and again is a bit of a nuisance, but once you get caught up in the cuteness, it becomes well worth it.)
Yes, these are orange on the backside. I didn't have enough pink felt to double the thickness in pink. FYI: In my haste I didn't think this project through to the end. In retrospect I should have attached the Velcro to a single thickness of felt and then sewed the two pieces together. That would have allowed me to do it on the machine vs finishing up the hand sewing on Christmas Day.
I wanted another hat for more casual events so I made this one.
The orange is so cute with the nose. Maybe I'll make him a little Halloween outfit in case we get an early snow next year. I have a few months to think about that.
I think this snowman is waiting for a hug. I believe he will get one soon when my grandson opens his last gift of the day. Speaking of opening....hmmm?? Not sure how to wrap this without taking it all apart and somehow that ruins the effect. I think this one will arrive unwrapped.
FYI: There are four books in the snowman series by Caralyn Buehner.
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