Sunday, March 4, 2012

My favorite snowman....

LK "Let It Snow"
stitched on 28ct khaki evenweave

Well....I made him my own. 
I goofed when I started the scarf which
resulted in changing the color scheme. 
Too lazy to rip out the wrong color, I carried
on and used a little pink, which I really liked.  
I figured I would carry on and change the
hat color to light blue with a little more pink. 
I just love him. 
I still think he needs a little pompom at
the end of his hat.  Hmmm...will need to
do something about that.

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I saw this card on Pinterest a few weeks
ago and I just couldn't get it out of my mind.  
I just had to try and make one...

I had to do a little figuring on this one to get
the mechanics correct and I'm pretty happy
with my first attempt.   I really like the
flowers/leaves layout in the original card
better so I  will make it like that next time.

This was my Friday night project.

The idea of weaving a paper basket came to
me Friday night after I had gone to bed. 
I was up Saturday by 5:30 am
(thanks to a tornado warning)
and so I decided to give it a try.

Summertime is calling me....

I was amazed how easily these came to together.
So I made some more....

{Love} the yellow flower basket...

  I am just pleased at punch with these.

Now that the creative juices were flowing,
I thought I would make a clay pot. 
Not to shabby if I say so myself....

  I have a tendency to overindulge when I
 find something I like so I wouldn't be
surprised if I have a hundred of these
by the end of the month!

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I haven't stitched in 4 days.... so I'm off to remedy
that and put a few stitches in something!

As always...thanks for visiting.
happy stitching....


  1. LOVE your snowman! The cards are adorable too. You're so multi-talented!

    I haven't stitched in three days and am about to fix that too. Just as soon as I find the remote to the TV!

  2. Cute snowman for sure...And, you made him your own....NICE job~ Those cards are just too cute to ....You really should go into business with them..... I need to stitch some too....Been hunkered in the craftroom creating finishes for others.....Time to catch up~

    Make it a great week....Faye

  3. Cute snowman and wonderful cards. I love your creative ideas.

  4. Love the snowman and the cards!!! Your flower pot cards are just wonderful! I am going to have to try to make some of those. They are so sweet! Thanks for sharing your wonderful finishes and ideas!!

  5. That snowman is so adorable, great finish! I love your flowers, so pretty for springtime. :)

  6. i love your snowman!! changes and all ! too cute! ...and great job on the cards! got my wheels turning now, they look great!

  7. Perfectly beautiful!! You are such an inspiration!

  8. Well, I can see why he would be your favorite snowman, he's adorable. Gosh, you've inspired me to stitch these fat guys into pillows too! Now, just to get busy...

  9. Your snowman is adorable -- and the scarf looks great too! Love your flower baskets and pots! Wow! Very nice!

  10. Love that little snowman! Your cards are amazing. You have such creativity!!

  11. I like how your personalized your snowman!! Your cards are so cute!! Love the woven basket look!!

  12. lovely snowman and cards

  13. Love the snowguy - personalized now to suit you! The cards are great - I can see how once you get the knack of it you are inspired to create dozens!

  14. An adorable snowman and your cards are fantastic too.

  15. Love the changes to the snowman. Very cute. Your cards are fantastic!

  16. Your snowman is adorable!! And those cards ~ so cute!

  17. Love your snowman! Your mistake really made the colors adorable!

  18. I LOVE your snowman - he is gorgeous. Lovely cards.

  19. Your personalised snowman is gorgeous and the cards are beautiful

  20. Love love the snowman! Great job personalizing him! Gorgeous cards!

  21. The cards are so pretty! Such a gorgeous design. Have fun stitching!
    Best wishes.

  22. Your snowmen make me want to start stitching my own snowmen collection, and we don't even get snow! Love your work, such creativity.

  23. oooo cute snow man and way to go on the cards :)they are really are pretty ... love the stitching in the previous posts tooo ... just catching up and sorry the bug to tidy craft room isn't here atm love mouse xxxxx

  24. WONDERFUL greeting cards! I love them all, especially the yellow-flowered one.

    Your "goofy" snowman is PERFECT! I love the colors you ended up with...this is simply a darling finish.

  25. Love the cards Karen, but your snowman is divine :@
    LiBBiE in Oz

  26. Love your snowman Karen and the cards are wonderful! Have a great week!

  27. I just love the cards and yes, summertime is calling! I am definitely ready as well.

  28. the snowman looks great.....unless I go get the pattern, I wouldn't have known you changed anything......
    and the cards..oh my! They are so pretty! Some one(S) will have a happy mail box!!!

  29. Hello

    This is my first visit to you.

    Lovely snowman and gorgeous cards.

  30. Very cute snowman - special 'cause he's your own! I love that you just see something, and go on to remake it on your own. Great creative juices flowing over there - talents galore!

  31. The little snowman is adorable. I'm sure he is happy to have a bright and colourful scarf.
    Love your cards. I am just starting to enjoy card making but I have a long way to go before I produce anything so nice as yours.

  32. Very cute all around, you very-talented person! I started taxes yesterday so stitching is halted now... tried to pick up the needle after doing them all day, but I just made mistakes, so... that's the way it will go till I am done. More of an ispiration to get them done! Hugs!

  33. Mr. Snowman is quite charming! I love the changes you've made to him even if they weren't planned.
    Your cards are so bright and colourful. I love them!

  34. Everything is so bright and happy. Absolutely gorgeous.

  35. As always Karen your stitches are beautiful. The Snowman is adorable!!!
    Such a talented lady those cards are all so pretty.
    Look forward to your new stitches, hugs!

  36. Love your snowman and your colour changes are really pretty. Good job on the cards they are really pretty and anyone would be happy to receive one in the post.

  37. Dear Karen,
    your colour changes turned out wonderful and your little snowman looks so cute!
    Love your cards too!


  38. I love the color changes and agree a little pom-pom would look great!

    I know how lovely your cards are and these are wonderful too! I can see why you would want to make alot of them :)

  39. I love that you made him "your own"! The cards are too cute. Lucky the person who receives one from you!!!

  40. Your snowman is adorable. A pom pom would be cute. Love all the cards, very nice.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  41. Uuuuuu...this snowman is SO adorable! I love the fact that you're using DMC because I was debating whether to use it or not and I think you have convinced me to do so.

    Oh wow! Your cards are amazing Karen! Look at you go girl ;o) You are one talented woman.

  42. Looove the snowman, and a pompom on his hat would be adorable. The cards turned out great.

  43. Your snowman came out great and I like the colors!! And you're cards are wonderful as well. I know what you mean about finding something that you love and ending up with a lot of them, but they are just great!

  44. OWWWWW.... I love your fat men... I have the patterns too. and still looking for a change to stitch but as I see this... really love it how you made it.

    Beautifull cards you made.. wonderfull

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog..

  45. Hi Karen! Thank you so much for stopping by my me a chance to find yours! :) I love your stitchery and cards, just beautiful!
    Have a Blessed week!

  46. Love the snowman and the colors that you used!!

  47. Karen, you are too creative! Love them!
    BTW, I'm trying to come up with an idea to go along with Jingle for you. Can't wait to hang out with you in Oct.

  48. Your little cards are so cute! That Pinterest can get the creative juices flowing for sure!

  49. I love the "changes" you made on your snowman! He looks so cute. I'm starting that one tonight:)

    Those cards are gorgeous.

  50. Your personalised snowman is lovely Karen.
    Stunning cards, very springlike.

  51. So cute, Karen!! The cards are so pretty too. You are just too talented!! :)

  52. Your snowman looks amazing. The colour change makes him all the more unique.

    Love those cards you made. They're super cute!


  53. Such a cute snowman and your changes work perfectly. Love the cards you made too.

  54. Your snowman is soooooo very cute !!!!

  55. Awwwww, he's super cute!!! I can totally see a pom pom on his hat too. :)

    The cards are fantastic as well!

  56. I love the Snowman! I need him in my stash! Your paper projects are amazing. What a great idea. Everytime I pintrest I seem to get stuck looking at cupcakes.... On to paper projects!

  57. Love the Snowman! I am stitching them right now with some friends. I am going to love it when it is done. The cards are just beautiful.


  58. Love your snowman and change in colors! Cards look great, too!

  59. That snowman is adorable! Look at those creative cards!!!


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