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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sweet snowguy ornament and
a star transformation ~

Well, I finished him!!! He has a little dictionary collar and hat with silver trim. Plus he's so sparkly!!! I have the twine hanger coming out of the top of his hat so he can hang on the tree. I'll add him to the magazine giveaway, OK?? Just leave a comment ON THIS POST to win the premiere issue of Food Network Magazine and my sweet little snowman ornament!!! I'll pick a winner Monday after 6 pm EST!!!




Remember the rusty stars, and remember how I'm dreaming of a white (more like vanilla :) Christmas? Here's my simple transformation, a little white spray paint, then coated with more of a vanilla acrylic paint and a little tan as well then sprayed with spray adhesive and coated with two different glitters!!! Ultra fine white and diamond dust....tied with beautiful vanilla seam binding! I still want to print out something from the computer and add it too... probably a small banner that says "Peace"....we'll see!










Speaking of a vanilla Christmas, I have this idea in my head... I'm not sure if it'll work, but you know that I'm a frugal girl and I have tons of muslin scraps, right? What if I were to make several long strips of muslin that were clipped every couple of inches or so, then wash them so they will fray really nicely and then sew them all together to create my own custom vanilla garland??! It may look awful but I just have to try.....you never know!!


DH's parents gave us a truckload of firewood today and we've been enjoying this ALL DAY!! Isn't it wonderful? I love the crackling sounds that wood makes in the fireplace ~



Wishing you a wonderful Monday sweet friends!


xxoo, Dawn

55 comments:

Barb said...

Dawn,
So cute snowman, and i love the idea of the sign across the front somehow. The star is gourgeous too. Of course i love anything with glitz right now.
Want to sign up for your drawing too, but couldn't get anywhere with the 'click here', so hope this will get me in the drawing. Would love to ahve anytihng of yours!! All sooo cute.
Telling my firends about your blog. They are loving it too.

Barb
Treasures from the Heart

tinkerverve said...

OK...so I've got to say that I was a little worried about what you would 'turn out' from the snowman pic in your last post but that is absolutely ADORABLE! ...and the star is great...w/or w/out the banner. What if you cut your muslin on the bias? I love using fabric cut on the bias - when you wash it it frays nicely but in a much neater way.

Becky said...

Hay, he's pretty cute.

Smiles,
becky

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Oh Dawn, he turned out awsome!!! I was just going to write about cutting your muslin on the bias and it does great. Makes really good Santa beards. I see above it is already mentioned. Good Minds think alike. Would love to be entered in you giveaway.
Bonnie

Charlene said...

Snow Boy is tooooooooooooooo cute!
Only you could put such life into something.

And the stars are beautiful but, I do like your idea of a banner on them.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Dawn Sweetie,

This little guy is way to cute!!:c)

Lot's of suggestions but I'll still slip mine in. I always tear instead of cut my strips that way you have an instant consistant fray without all kinds of threads to deal with. What ever you decide will work just fine that's the wonderful thing about ideas.

Pattie :c)
Mazatlan Mexico

MizSmoochieLips said...

Awwww! It is toooo cute with the chubby little cheeks :)

*SHeRRy B* said...

He is so sweet!

Jen r. said...

He's so cute!

~Tonya said...

Hello Dawn, Your star is beautiful. Your Snowfolk adorable and your fireplace gorgeous. I am sure the crackling sound is like now other...

The muslin garland sounds like a neat idea, I am sure it will be beautiful when you are done.

Have a wonderful week.
Hugs,
~Tonya

Brenda said...

I love your snowman! He is so sweet and sparkley! I enjoy your blog very much and visit often. brenda

Rustic Tarts said...

I would love to come and sit in front of your fire too Dawn. Our summer is just around the corner and I hate feeling hot!
Your snowman is lovely.

Marcie said...

Yummy as usual Ms Dawn! Your fire place looks so inviting, so relaxing. Is there a wonderful piece of artwork to the right of it? Blessings in your day.

The Charm House said...

Dawn, I love the snowman. He is tooo cute! How about a tutorial? And I like the garland idea. I love garlands!! Had the shower and it was a blast! Everyone showed up and I had a house full of people. We had a great time and Meredith left we some great gifts!
Hugs,
Yvette

Sue said...

Your snowguy is adorable. Love all your ideas for a vanilla Christmas!

Carolr said...

Cutest little snowman. Love the descriptive, "vanilla", for Christmas. Makes all the items sound yummy.

madrekarin said...

Your snowman is adorable, the stars are perfection, your fireplace so cozy. Looks like you had the perfect day!

Kana Conger said...

Good morning Dawn,

Just checking out your great blog before Monday work. I love the little snowman and would love to win him!! Have a great day.

Kana Conger
kanac@bellsouth.net

Sandi said...

Dawn,
What an adorable little snowman! I knew it would turn out great though. Love the star too! I have a large purchased one that looks just like yours! Please enter me in your giveaway.
Blessings!

Deb said...

Goodmorning Dawn
I LOVE that little snowman! And your fireplace ... definitely lives up to the sparkly DREAM banner!

Utah Grammie said...

I really like the way you folded his collar- pleated I guess would be a better description - really cute! And, you fire "sounds" wonderful! I can almost smell the wood burning!
Colleen

Vicki Holdwick said...

Love your snowman. He is the cutest.
And really like what you've done with the star.

Would love to win that little guy and the magazine.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

That little snowman is so cute. I will have to try to make something similar if I don't win him. He is so cute.

Love fireplaces too.

Keep warm

Louise

simple~needs said...

i love the little snow guy!! the idea of a vanilla christmas is wonderful! i also say cut the fabric on the bias.
maybe addsome glitter dust??
someoe had pics that they entitled "sunday primitives" it was all whites and creams. geez, i cant remember who though.

Elaine said...

Dawn, Such a quaint little guy! he would be a welcome addition to my snow folks! Next time out, I am looking for some stars, and vanilla paint. I see them hanging down the stone wall above the snow people...

Anonymous said...

Thank you - the pdf is wonderful!

Betty said...

Wow, from all the comments, looks like every idea you have is a winner! Let's see that garland when you're done, okay?

Dawn said...

Of course, I would love the opportunity to hang this sweet snowman on my tree!
Happy Monday, dear Dawn...

Diane said...

Dawn, well you made the chubby-cheeked little guy look adorable! Of course I'd love to be entered in the drawing.

The star looks pretty. I passed one up in the antique store yesterday. It had 7 points and was too large. :-(
Hoping to go antiquing again soon! There's always an unexpected find!

Oh, the fire looks welcoming! But your home always does!

Diane

Dragonlady said...

The snowman is just adorable and I really love what you did to the star, it is so pretty...
love visiting here!
Brenda

Mrs. Sensibility said...

Mr. Snowman is adorable and I love the vanilla Christmas idea. I can't wait to see your garland. Please enter me.

LindaSonia said...

Love the snowman. Love the star. Think the idea to add the banner 'peace' or 'joyeux' across the front would be lovely. Also love the idea of the garland. Perhaps you could also give it a dusting of glitter and it would fit right in with your theme. Love all your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Count me in for the giveaway - fingers crossed! xo LindaSonia

Sheila R said...

Love your little snowman ornament. Please sign me up for the giveaway

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a darling little snowman!! Please enter me :) in the giveaway! Love the star too.

Also wanted you to know that little birdie made it here safe and sound, and has taken up residence in my sunroom Christmas tree! (Of course after that, she'll have a permanent home in a little nest in that room!) Thanks :) I just love her -- she's even more darling in person!!!

Blessings,
Stacey

Wendy said...

The little snowman is darling! Your house looks so cozy and warm. Ü

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Dawn, your little snowman is so darling. Please add my name to the drawing.
I love, love, love the star. It is really beautiful and the Peace banner will just finish it off. Keep up with the those wonderful ideas. They all turn out a winner.
Your fireplace looks very inviting. I had mine going Friday night and it was very relaxing to sit there and watch T.V.
Your muslin will do great.
Smiles,
Pat

lmerie said...

Hello!!
Gotta say . . .those are great! So fun!

Michelle Palmer said...

Your snowman guy is ADORABLE! So soft and sweet...
What fun you have~
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Michele

Ruby said...

Oh my, he is adorable! Thank you for putting me in
your drawing. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

sherry smyth said...

I love that you are always willing to try new ideas...like with your vanilla garland...the snowman and the star are amazing...and as always, you inspire!!

Sheri said...

I love your snowman!! TOO cute!!

Noël said...

That is one adorable snowman... I would LOVE to give him a home!!! :)

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh Dawn ~ Your little snowman came out just adorable !!
I love him !!
xoxo
Lori

mountainhomestore said...

Your snowman is just exquisite! Happy early Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Pam said...

I adore the little snowman, and would love to win him, and the magazine!
-Pam

Miss Sandy said...

It looks like your dreamy white Christmas is well on its way! How about sewing the strips together with some of your fantastic buttons? I think it all sounds great!

Anonymous said...

Oh how cute is that snowman! Thank you for such a nice giveaway.
Kim
racefankellen@verizon.net

Jamie said...

Love the snowman! Very nice! Jamie V in MT
amzanioli@yahoo.com

Lori said...

your little snowman is really cute Dawn...i love what you did with the stars too, they look so pretty all sparkled up!!!

Deb said...

Oh I love snowmen and your's is just procious! I love the fire too. We don't have a fireplace, so candles have to do. Thanks for sharing your talents yet again:)

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh I would love to win that darling snowman with the cute cheeks. Please enter me in your drawing.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

That little snowman is adorable! Throw my name in the hat please!

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Another little work of art! xoxo Nita

tam said...

Awww how cute is that lil snowman! I simply adore him! I would love to win him :D He would warm my heart!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
~Tam

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

The little snowman looks so vintage and charming...just wonderful.

And do you mind if I just sit by your fire and stare into its depths? You don't even have to serve me tea, but it would be nice. ;>

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