I've been on a finishing kick...digging out things that have gone to the depths of the stash and trying to find the love for them that I obviously once had when I enthusiastically began them. On my last dive into the black hole of the stash projects, look what I found!!!
Five (5!!!) felted, stuffed snowmen!! I thought all they needed were their faces, arms, and hats and scarves. (See the finished one in the back?) WOW. I'm on it. Dragged out the beads, the embellishments, and....... the directions.
I think I know why I quit. According to those directions, you need to put the arms on BEFORE stuffing. oops Most likely, when I figured this out last year, I had run out of time to undo and be fiddly with this finishing stuff. (So much easier to just toss in the closet!)
But, this time I was listening to a good audio book (The House of Silk, a modern rendition of a Sherlock Holmes story), and I had a free afternoon--so out came all the snowmen guts. As long as they were disemboweled, I decided to stuff them with polypellets to give them a bit more stability, weight, and flexibility, and any time I can figure out TWO reasons for undoing something, I consider this very much a win-win!! Can you see? They're happier already!
THEN, to makes things even better---when I dug out the bag of alpaca (Frog Tree sportweight) that I use to make them, there was a baggie in the bottom that had three hats, already felted!
Let it snow!
(I know I'm new to this blogging community, but you all have made me feel so much a part of it, I want to say thank you by offering up one of these snowmen to a lucky reader. Just leave a comment--by next Wednesday--Dec. 7--and either the Candyman or Jay-Bob will pull the lucky winner's name. Good luck! Please note: these are NOT toys; they are stuffed with polypellets and the arms are strung beads on wires--all choking hazards should the snowman come apart!!!)