Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Folk Art Snowman w battery powered lamp post

A 15 1/2" tall snowman is leaning against an 18" tall lamp post, this measures 11" wide.. The snowman is made of cotton flannel and stuffed with polyester fiberfill. He's lightly coffee stained and has embroidered eyes and mouth and a painted, wooden dowel, carrot nose. The snowman wears a coat of 2 shades of blue and 2 shades of gray wool fabric in a small plaid design. His scarf is 2 shades of blue flannel plaid. the same fabric I used for the band on his felt top hat. The Lamp post is a redesigned, recycled patio light and measures 6" in diameter. I altered it so it holds a battery operated candle that uses 2 AA batteries (included). The snowman is actually stitched to the lamp.


Folk Art Santa Candy Dish

This Santa is created with a recycled mayonnaise jar as the lower half of his body making him a candy container. 12 1/2" tall and 5 1/2" wide at the shoulders, his head and hands are cotton fabric stuffied with polyester fiberfill. His nose is needle sculpted and his eyes. are embroidered. His hair and beard are clean raw wool. I've made the robe of dark cranberry red crushed velvet with cotton batting trim. He carries a drum and a tiny jointed teddy bear.


Bird in the hand Snowman

With winter comes the need for our fine feathered friends to find a warm cozy home in which to hunker down in to sit out the cold winter months. Our cardinal is busy negotiating a warm resting spot in our snowman's broom, a perfect place to build his nest. Based on the smile on our snowman's face, I would say it's a "yes".

Our snowman stands approximately 12" high, has a black top hat, scarf and warm wool vest. We used a 4" antique square head rusty nail for his nose, doll joints for his eyes, embellished him with rusty bells and pins and gave him a grapevine broom in one hand and our 3" red cardinal friend in the other.

Bird in the Hand is handmade by me, Laura Hakes, the original designer. He will come to you signed and dated, with a rusty heart on his vest, indicating he is an original Fiddlestix Design.


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