and many of those kids have stayed in my heart over the years.
today i want to share my all time favourite gift i've ever made and given. the build a snowman kit :) i have no tutorial for it as it never occurred to me when i was making it several years ago, to create a tutorial to go with...but i will do my best to walk you through it :)
the button eyes i created by cutting out 4 circles from grey felt and blacket stitching 2 circles together using black embroidery thread, then i stitched an X across the centres and did 4 french knots at each point.
for the carrot nose, i cut out 2 carrot shapes from orange felt. using my sewing machine and white thread i stitched random lines across each half to create the lines on the carrot. then with right sides together i sewed the carrot halves together, leaving an opening to stuff the nose with, then hand stitched the opening closed.
i do not have a picture of it, but for the eyes and nose i hot glued empty film cannisters to the end of the nose and the back side of the eyes...this allows the kids to stick the nose and eyes into the snow and have them stay in place.
i gifted this to a 2 adorable kids that i had in my dayhome for about 3 years. every year they build a snowman on their front lawn and adorn it with this kit. love that they still use it!
do you have any kids in your life that would love a snowman building kit? if so, this makes a fabulous gift! if you decide to tackle making one, please feel free to email me with any questions on the how to.