A Frosty Friend with Therm O Web

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

My scrappy group has a fun annual holiday tradition. Every December we get together and do a big potluck brunch, and everyone brings a handmade gift to exchange. Oftentimes we just draw numbers to see who gets what package. But this year, we did one of those snatch and steal games where everyone gets one chance to take someone’s gift. That simple act brought a whole new element into the game, I tell you what. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.

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Of course this party was the perfect excuse to craft up one of my favorite fabric prim creations. This is the little friend that I made… a wee frosty snowman, all dressed up for Christmas.

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Recently I scored some vintage Jello molds at my local junk store, and I thought they would be a great container for my little guy. Love that he can now stand upright without toppling over, and it was just the right size for building a snowman and adding a few fashion accessories.

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The snowman is made from my favorite fabric for frosties, Therm O Web Stitch n’ Sew fleece. I made the hat, eyes, and coal buttons from felt, and the arms from chenille stems. A hand-stitched mouth, and a nose carved from wood. I gave him a candy cane and pine-bough wreath to hold. And finally, doused him in a good coat of flaky mica glitter.

I do love making snowmen at the holidays, and I’m so happy with how he turned out. This little guy was snatched twice at the party, so I think he went over well. I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial for him up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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And interested in winning some of the Stitch n’ Sew fleece I used to create your own holiday snowmen? Then be sure to enter this amazing giveaway while you are there!

Thanks for stopping by, Friends! How are your holiday preparations coming along?  I finally finished my tree yesterday, so now the bulk of my decorating is done. One thing out of many to check off that list. Baby steps, right?


Hot Cocoa Sliders with Authentique

It hit me, in a brief little moment of panic this morning, that Christmas is now officially less than three weeks away. And of course, I am no where near ready. But if any of you are like me, and are looking for a quick and easy stocking stuffer or holiday sweet treat, I do have a super simple idea to share with you today. Hot cocoa sliders made with Authentique’s adorable Believe collection.

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These hot cocoa sliders are festive and fun, and are a great project to make in mass for all those friends, co-workers, neighbors, and teachers on your holiday gift giving list. They are just a simple paper sleeve, tied with a bit of ribbon. Undo the bow and pull on the ribbon, and the cocoa packet slips right out.

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The journaling cards from the Enhancements Cut Apart paper make it so easy to dress up the front of the sliders. And with a whole sheet of adorable printed sentiments to choose from, you can whip out a whole batch of sliders in no time. Just add a card, top it off with a round Details cardstock sticker, and you are done. I’ve got the full tutorial up on the Authentique blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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Thanks so much for stopping by, Friends! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!