Monday, December 31, 2007

What I've been working on!

I wanted to share with you what I've been working on the past few days.....snowmen! Last year I purchased a couple of small snowmen for our tree, and this year I went back to get some more, but the store didn't have them. DH said, well, why not make your own surely it can't be too hard! Well, with his help here is what we have come up with. All this out of my scrap bag of fabrics and craft supplies. We have made enough to cover my year-round tree. I've decided I want some lace for garland for the tree, but need to make a run to Wal-mart for that. Hopefully, tomorrow I can get a photo of the tree taken and posted. We are very proud of ourselves!
The top photo is an angel that was given to me by a friend from church. It is made using yo-yo's, a thin dowel stick, a very small flower pot and a round ball for the head. The halo is wire, and the head and halo are painted gold, as is the small flower pot for the base. The angel wings are gold ribbon wired together and hot glued on the back. There is a card around her neck which reads.....
Friend Angel
This darling little angel
will watch over all
you do. She'll be a
reminder that you are
loved too!!!
These would be very easy to make also.
I can't believe I'm into all this craft stuff! Oh me, oh my, there is never enough time to do all the things in my "to do" baskets! If I live to be a 100 (which I plan on doing), I will complete everything.
I also want to take this time to wish each of you a very Blessed New Year and hope good health for each of you during the coming year.
Happy New Year!


Nancy said...

You and your husband should be proud Barbara! You did a wonderful job on making your snowmen. They are so cute! I love the little angel too.

Best wishes to you and your family for a very, very Happy 2008, and may it also bring good health to everyone of you.

Take care, and I'll see you in 2008! It is only a day away.

Linda said...

I love your darling snowmen~~and the little yo-yo angel is sweet too. You and your friend are vey creative. Happy stitching and crafting in 2008. Linda

Solstitches said...

Well what a dynamic duo you and Wayne turned out to be.
The snowmen are just adorable.
How fun that you started getting crafty :)

angelasweby said...

Your snowmen are just incredible. What a great suggestion from Wayne that you make your own, they are so individual. I also love your pretty angel gift from your friend. What a wonderful thoughtful gift and the poem is just delightful.
Angelic hugs :>) Angela