Saturday, June 26, 2010

Even Snowmen Look Better Clothed

If you saw my last post,  you  too probably agree that even these snowmen look better with their "clothes" on!!! 

My "test market" (friends, sisters and grandchildren) , immediately spotted the new designs and started claiming them.  They are not shown in any of the photos because I have yet to make their caps.  One of my granddaughters wanted to take hers home with her even though it wasn't finished.

Even my grandson, who is 3 years old,  got excited when he saw all the snowmen ornaments.  Despite the 100 degree temps outside, he just knew it was time to go home and put up the Christmas tree and get ready for Santa to come!!!   Sorry, you'll have to wait a while longer, Baz.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Snowmen??? It's in the mid 90's!!!

Snowmen when the temperature is in the mid to upper 90's outside?.
I've still got to paint something in their hands and add their knit caps.
These little fellows may melt before I'm finished!
Click on the title of this post to go to my website to see the completed products shown in the Ornaments category.

It feels good to be getting back to my painting following surgery for a torn rotator cuff.
Since I can't lift anything heavier than 3 pounds, I thought I'd start with these
snowmen lightbulb ornaments.  I've got 50 of them going at once. 
Another 200 and I should have enough to get me through the Christmas season.

To good cooks, staples are sugar, flour, etc.
To a crafter such as me, staples are what sells the best at shows.
In my case, it's...lightbulb ornaments...snowmen, Santas and gingerbread men.
They usually cover the booth fee and everything esle is "icing on the cake".

Friends and family members save me their burned out bulbs all the time,
 but some are switching to those spiral energy saving bulbs.  
I have to come up with a new design for those. 
Any ideas, anyone???