Monday, February 25, 2013

Timeless Words

This wall hanging was made to hang in my LQS as a sample for awhile, 
but I'm looking forward to bringing it home.
(The photo makes it look wonky but it's not...promise.)

 Good words!
Good reminders to even those of us who are (somewhat) retired, that the most important
things we learned really WERE learned in kindergarten!

Taken from the book "Curiosities and Mischief" by Nancy Halvorsen,
this was fun to embellish with the yo-yo butterflies I made and some 
yo-yo hearts and lots of buttons.  

Next post will be about the zipper critters I've been making.  Fun!

Have a great week!

Gramma Sheri

Saturday, February 2, 2013

It's Taken Me a Whole Year, But...


Last year I won a giveaway from Sandi at A Legacy of Stitches, on February 5th, 2012 to be exact.
See my post about it here.

Sandi had sent along all the makings for a fine snowman wall-hanging:  fabric, a pre-cut snowman in a nice fuzzy fabric and also the eyes, buttons, nose (2 choices!) and mouth all made by her from polymer clay. See her nice tutorial on making the snowman wall-hanging here and here.  Her tutorial on making the polymer clay snowman features is here.

She also sent a snowman-shaped dish filled with chocolate. 
It didn't take me a year to polish off the chocolate. :)

When I emailed Sandi to thank her for her giveaway I mentioned that I might make him into a Southwest Snowman.  So that's just what I did!

His boots and hatband are made from fabric that looks like rattlesnake skin.  His "rope" is jute twine.  My mom said that with the wild critters roamin' the desert he needed to be packin' a revolver.  So...I added some protection.  Looks like a proper cowboy.  (Now don't be haranguing me about guns and such. I respect your right to your opinion...on your blog. ;D )

He was fun to make and thanks again, Sandi for hosting that giveaway.  I'm glad I won!

Someday I might give him a name...

Happy Trails,
Gramma Sheri

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