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It’s Leap Day, which means you get an extra day to craft this year. I’m sticking with yesterday’s theme of repurposed snowmen, and today’s cuties are made from a repurposed knit glove. How cute are they? Enjoy!

(And, don’t forget that we have a giveaway going on for a six-pack of 3” balls so you can craft your own snowman fun.)

To make a Handful of Snowmen, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: five 1” balls
  • White stretch glove
  • Fiberfil stuffing, small amount
  • Terracotta flower pot, small size
  • Acrylic paint: white and orange*
  • Black half-round beads, 5mm (eyes)
  • 1/8” pompoms (buttons)
  • Fabric scraps and ribbon scraps (scarves)
  • Snowflake sequins
  • Hats:
  1. Black felt for top hat—1 3/8” circle for brim, 1” x 2 ½” rectangle for stovepipe, 1” square for crown
  2. Knit cap—use the finger tip from a recycled glove
  3. Earmuffs—1/2” pompoms & 2” chenille stem
  • Low-temperature glue gun

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Christmas gift tags – printable freebies

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As much as I would like to keep ignoring Christmas, I can’t.  I need to shop, wrap and stash pretty soon now, so my first task is to make my gift tags for this year.  Simple, but cute, I think.

The PDF has three pages – a page of small tags, 2 x a bit less than 3 inches, and two pages of larger tags, about 4 x 3, and some round ones.  The round ones can be punched or cut with a circle die, and there is enough space for them to be a bit flexible:

Just stick them to the gift or punch a hole and tie them on with ribbon.  You could easily use them on a layout as a little embellishment or even for one of the little hanging ornament cards like this:

Hope you find them useful!

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OK, this is likely to be pretty image heavy – be warned.

Download the PDFs. The PDFs consist of little circle motifs with a bit of text curved around them.  They are sized to be punched with a 1 inch circle punch.

The coloured version is here.

The Black text version is here

the Brown text version is here

Get a piece of printer paper – and the PDFs should work with both A4 and US letter sized paper. If you are using the coloured version, pick out papers to match the printed motifs.  Cut 2 inch wide strips at least the width of your printer paper.  I used scraps, and some were 12 inches wide, some 8.5 inches wide.

Turn the scraps over and attach the patterned side to the printer paper with a rub-off repositionable adhesive, like Hermafix.  Stick the first strip flush with the top edge…

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You Scream; I Scream; We all Scream for Ice Cream!!!

This is a fun toy.  Who doesn’t like ice cream?!?!?!

If you do not crochet, but would like one of these…convo me in Etsy.  I’m willing to make any flavor you like.  It may take me awhile to get this item listed.

The Wondermommy Ice Cream Cone Pattern

Worsted Weight Yarn (Red Heart Super Saver works well;  I’ve also used Sugar ‘n Cream)

  • Tan or light brown for the cone
  • Any shade (flavor) for the ice cream

Crochet Hook size H

Jingle bells (optional)

The Cone

Chain 2  (Do not join at the end of rounds…place a marker through the last stitch made as a guide)

Rnd1: four single crochet in second chain from hook

Rnd2: single crochet in each stitch around

Rnd3: stitch two single crochet in each stitch around (8 sc)

Rnd 4-5: stitch single crochet in…

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