I think I may be just about the only person I know that actually likes winter. Those chilly temperatures and dreary skies (preferably with snow - flurries will do) are actually my favorite days to craft and create things to brighten up the house following the holidays. Give me a hot cup of tea and a pair of fuzzy slippers and I'm ready to go!
Here are a few winter projects that I made recently...
I created this Snowman Topiary Decor for the Glue Arts Blog using Echo Park's Wintertime collection of pattern papers and stickers - love this color combo! Follow the link to find detailed instructions and more photos.
Check the blog like for directions. If your looking for a substitute for Snowtex, try mixing sawdust with glue and white acrylic paint. It will do in a pinch. :)
Here's a Winter Fleece Hat for Fiskars that I created using their sewing tools...
This flower is easily made by cutting a large circle from felt and then cutting a winding spiral to the center. Then you start at the center of the cut spiral with a running stitch all the way back around to the outside end. Gather the stitch as you go and cinch to create the flower.
I also made this Altered Winter Birdhouse using Fiskars Clear Stamps and Squeeze Punches.
The roof is layered with heart punches for shingles. I also added a few floral pieces, raffia and moss to embellish it.
And last but not least, a couple of Winter Themed Thank You Cards using Fiskars Punches and Clear Stamps...
To create this winterberry wreath, I used Fiskars Tree Lever Punch to create two layers of branches from brown cardstock.
A paper pieced snow"girl" accent is matted on cardstock punched with the Snowbubbles Border Corner Punch for this thank you card.
I'm sure I'll get pummeled with snowballs for saying this, but I wouldn't mind if winter lasted just a bit longer. I'm not all that anxious for spring to come just yet. ;)
That's it for now...have a great day!