Thursday, January 3

baby its cold outside...

it was an unbelievable 6 degrees this morning.  
piles of snow everywhere
and a nasty icy driveway!

it was so cold this morning as i scraped off the cars all i could think about was making some cashmere sweater rice bags to tuck in my pockets....\
 i sewed them using some left over pieces of a cashmere sweater and filled them with rice, so very soft and cozy!  all you do is microwave until warm and toasty. 
then i made this little snowgirl and tucked her in a little snow scene with some bottle brush trees and some vintage mica snow.  

the snowgirl is made by sewing together 4 wool circles.  the bottom circles are 2 3/4 inches in diameter,
the top circles are 2 inches in diameter.  
i sewed the snowgirl together with silver embroidery floss and stuffed her with some stuffing.
the arms are a cotton pipe cleaner with the ends folded over for hands.  one hand holds a tiny pink tree. 
a vintage petticoat ruffle is added around her neck with a tiny tinsel puff.
 the face is embroidered with hand dyed wool threads.
the tiny wool hat was knitted in the round with a tiny white glittered bell sewn on top.

for the photograph i added a pile of vintage mica snow to the base.  i bought my box from StorageAndDisplay on etsy for only $8.00  it is just gorgeous with a very vintage color!
the old graphics on the box have been reproduced for a box of mica sold by Bethany Lowe, but this old box is the real deal!  There is even free shipping right now :)
so if you don't have all the snow i do right now, you can order your own.

Sherene from StorageAndDisplay has the most adorable story of how they bought an old Victorian farm house built in 1896. The unfinished attic held all kinds of old and not very pleasant things, but there was a mountain of Antique Sparkle Snow boxes! here is the photo of the house they bought.

a perfect winter wonderland.
hope you are staying warm,
i am going to microwave my cashmere rice bags~


DollZandThingZ said...

Thanks for the info--ordered some snow! Very cute snowperson!

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Wendy said...

ahh! Your snow girl is so cute!

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