Warning to Frankie & Ernie…you might want to avert your eyes and also not let your mom see this post.
Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. Today I’m joining the Hookin on Hump Day blog hop to show you what I’ve been working on since making all that baby stuff. While perusing one of my favorite catalogs, Mary Maxim, I saw the cutest kit that would be a great addition to our winter decor. I waited for a “free shipping” sale and ordered the kits. Without further ado I’m pleased to introduce you to the Snowman Family!
I had the dad done just after Christmas and finished the rest of the family a few weeks ago.
The kits (you can buy mom and dad separately and the kids as one kit) come with patterns that were all very easy to follow and have everything you need except the stuffing.
There are a couple of things I did differently from the pattern. The first was the way the nose was made. It is made of felt and the instructions tell you to hot glue it into the cone shape and then glue it to the face. That seemed like a messy way to do it so I sewed the cone shape by hand and then sewed the cone to the face. I had just the right color orange thread and you can hardly see any stitching.
The pattern also called for the sequins to be glued onto the snowflake garland but again I didn’t want any messy gobs of glue so I sewed them on. With grey thread it is barely visible.
The Snow Mom’s sweater was fun to work on as it required some different shaping than I had ever done before.
The sweater had some lovely details with the trim around the edges, the little pockets, and the snowflake buttons.
The Snow Girl has similar trim details around the neck of her poncho as the mom’s sweater and they both have ear muffs that are made from pompoms and a pipe cleaner.
The Snow Boy’s colors really tie the family together. I love the little pompom snowball he is holding.
All of the bodies were made from the Caron Simply Soft yarn. The colored fabrics were made by holding one colored yarn together with the Vanna’s Glamour Diamond yarn.
The Vanna’s Glamour yarn is a combination of white with a metallic strand so it makes the colors twinkle.
During the winter the Snow Family will reside on the buffet in our foyer. Frankie and Ernie you can rest easy knowing that they have been put away for the season.
I would highly recommend these kits to anyone and I hope you enjoyed meeting our Snow Family.