I can't stop looking at it! I have to admit, I am really tickled how this turned out. My first folkart in a long time. I just love this sort of 30's vintage look snowman. I can't afford to spend money on other people's work, so I thought I had better come up with my own folkart. I am naming him 'Christmas Cheer.' He was so much fun to make, and I used vintage sheet music from an antique shop I visited a couple of weeks ago. His Christmas wish card that he holds is vintage also, and the ball on the top of his hat is a mercury glass ball. His middle is a plastic pumpkin that was $1.00, crepe paper, styrofoam ball papermached and then painted. A sprinkling of mica flakes complete his vintage look. The card on the small easel, comes from a vintage Christmas card put on cardstock and coarse glass glitter added.
A candy dish full of vintage ornaments sits behind him. I got the mercury glass candlestick this summer from the Summer vintage swap that I was involved with. The reindeer was also something I received from a swap.
I made this other little gem from an old Christmas card. ( I bought a huge lot of vintage card pieces off of Etsy) The round medallion is antique wrapping paper. I am crazy for all this vintage centerpiece below! Sometimes I just walk by in my dining room and stare at it for a while.
Now I just need about 48 hours each day to craft and make all the things I got swirling around in my head. I did not make this little house, but have in mind to try to make some of these too. (maybe not this year!)
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!