Friday, November 6, 2015

Friday Finishes!


I actually finished two items this week. I had so much fun making the first snowman, that I had to try another. I started out by using a drawing from a coloring book page, but then I messed up and had to redo things and change things and now he is, what he is.

I use a variety of roving, whatever I have on hand is what I use. Some is loose and harder to felt and others like the spongy type roving, work up quicker and they are easier to sculpt. I really messed up on his boots, the shape and position was not what was on the original, so I had to pull them off and redo them a bit smaller, but they still looked odd. So, I stared at it and thought, items would cover up the bad look, and the snowballs came into play.

I wanted to give him a shovel and I realized after, I forgot the handle, so I added a little topper handle, after I took the photo. The camera makes the roving look loose and fuzzy but it is tighter than it looks and some items are more like thick felt.


Here is a side view, you can see I sculpted the scarf. I felted the scarf before I put it on, then I did more sculpting, once it was on him.  This one may go to my sister, I have been making gifts one at a time, as thanks you, for those who helped us this year. It makes me much happier to make a gift and surprise someone than to sit down and write thank you notes.


I also finished another stitchery block, from Theodora Cleave. Two more to go and I will be making them into a quilt. I think it will be a fun spring quilt and I can use a floral print, with them, we shall see.

If you have not been receiving news or following Stacy's blog, Buttermilk Basin has started their Christmas blog hop, so don't forget to follow along. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I will be watching Nick again and Bill is working and our new bed is coming and I am not ready. 


13 comments:

Kate said...

Debbie, your snowman is adorable!

acorn hollow said...

You have been busy your snowman is darling and your block is sweet.
Cathy

gracie said...

I think the snowman is cute....nice job

Saundra said...

Wow, you do really great sculpting with roving. I've not tried doing that yet I have LOADS of roving in numerous colors. Maybe I'll get inspired sometime during the winter if someone can pull my Hartman rug hook out of my hand, lol.

Karen said...

The snowman....cute, cute, cute!

Kurt Schindler said...


The snow people you have made are really, really cute.

Charlotte

Sandi said...

He is just too cute Debbie! I love snowmen and may have to try making one in the future. I'm busy building some appliqué ones for a swap regret now. Have six of thirteen bodies built so far....of to stitch shortly.

Julie Fukuda said...

Now your snow men can have a party. They are really cute.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Fun Snowman!

Dawn said...

Adorable, I love the detail on his sweater.

Raymond Homestead said...

Cute little snowman!

Fiona said...

two lovely finishes.. that snowman is adorable
Hugz

Miccosukee said...

Those are two too cute snowmen.