Sunday, December 06, 2009

Hocus Pocus

Do you want to see a trick? Well say "Yes!" because I know deep down you really want to ;o)

Okay, here's 'The Magic Box' -

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Looks pretty innocent right? Now watch as The Great Pumpkin waves her magic wand and...TA-DA...it's a snowman -

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Isn't he just THE most adorable thing you've ever seen? I love, love, love him :o) This was the snowman I was talking about in my November 27 post. But...when I went back this past Wednesday, they didn't have any and I kicked myself all the way home for not buying him when I had the chance. So when I got in the door, I immediately called their other store and she had three left. Whew! DH even sweet talked the saleslady and got a $2 discount :oP

Yesterday I placed my Snowman In A Box on our front porch and I think that got DH in the Christmas mood because the next thing I knew, he was getting out the lights and then took off to get some boughs. We placed the boughs along the railing going up the stairs and wrapped the lights around them to hold them in place. Then we continued with the lights and wound them around the posts and up along the top of the porch. We added more boughs to cover up the wires along the top and then placed a wreath in the peak of the porch roof. Finally, DH made some pine boughs to hang on the ends of the railings and I supplied the bows :o) We're not completely done so I don't have any pictures yet. I promise I'll post some later on.

Thank you SO much for all the wonderful comments on my Mini Me pumpkin :o) I really appreciate them. Needle-felting isn't really that hard. It's like sculpting but with wool. The only hazard is the 'really' sharp needle.

My Lady's Quaker is online again but you'll have to wait for another progress picture ;o) Thankfully the thread dye lots matched!

Before I end this post, I'm putting up this picture for Irene -

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She wanted to see Duncan on (one of) his new beds so there he is. Surprisingly, he was quite happy to have his picture taken. LOL!


27 comments:

Cole said...

Awe, that snowman is sooo cute!!!

Jenn's Crafty World said...

Don't you love decorating for the holidays? I love your snowman, and your pumpkin!

Angela P said...

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that Snowman! Way too cute :) Duncan looks happy on his bed too.

Ranae said...

I like your magic trick, Oh mighty Great Pumpkin, lol.
I bet the house looks pretty with all the lights. I have mine up finally.
Irene is a gorgoeus pup.
I love the little felted pumnpkin, it's so darn adorable.
And wow! the background looks so festive, love it.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

omg I LOVE your snowman in a box, and think it may be one that I need to add to my collection of oh 500 or so. I have never seen that one before. Do tell the name of the store and maybe they would send one to Ontario or maybe they know who may have them here...
Be always in stitches.

Alberta said...

What a crafty snowman! He sure had me fooled.

Can't wait to see the rest of your holiday decorating.

Cindy said...

That snowman is really cool!

Lisa said...

The snowman is lovely, really, really lovely, makes me feel all christmassy :-)

Irene said...

Love the snowman ! Duncan looks so handsome sitting on his bed.

Parsley said...

I adore the snowman. I'm kinda sweet on Frosty ;-)

Your dog is cute. Heeler...right? Of course, I'm a sucker for all dogs. Glad to see yours spoiled with a nice bed.

Daffycat said...

OMG That is a fantastic snowman. I don't see how you could have passed him by the first time 'round! I'm so glad you found him, he looks so great on your porch!

Annie said...

Cutie patootie snowman! And Duncan really knows how to pose.

JOLENE said...

WooHoo!!! I am sooo glad you got your snowman!!! I hate it when you go back for something and they are sold out, you got lucky girl!! Snowmen make me happy and they put a smile on my face. The pooch is too cute on the new cozy bed.

Blu said...

Now that is one awesome snowman!

Sharon said...

Love that snowman! He is too cute.

Rachael said...

Oh I like that Snowman!!
Doesn't Duncan look grand on his bed!!

Shannon said...

Very cute snowman :D And Duncan looks like a happy little guy on that bed. Looks comfy enough to curl up in to me !

~Tammy said...

The snowman is adorable! I love it!

Duncan is quite the regal looking beauty.

Carol said...

Darling snowman and a very handsome dog. He looks very regal sitting on that fancy dog bed. Will he be getting a special present from Santa this year?

ohiofarmgirl said...

I can see why you called around to pick out this snowman...he is so adorable and you can leave him out all winter....Blessings, Dianntha

mumzy said...

Glad you were able to get yourself that snowman. I know how you loved it when you saw it.

Duncan is still a very proud puppy. He is a very lovable dog.

{{{Love & Hugs}}}
Mom

Siobhan said...

Very cute! Almost as cute as Duncan--but not quite. ;)

Wendy said...

Great snowman - I can see why you were to anxious to get him. And Duncan looks like he is enjoying his new comfy bed.

Rachel S said...

He is adorable!

Catswhiskers said...

he is so fun! Pumpkin did it again
Lovely

♥ Nia said...

I was saying "Sim-Sim-Sim" which means Yes-Yes-Yes!! :D
And I loved it!! Your snowman is the cutest thing!!!
Oh needle felting... it's only bad when we hit the finger instead of the wool, right? :p
Duncan in an elegant pose :) sweet!

Lili said...

I soooo love your Mini you! Just perfect.
The snowman is too cute for words. I would love to have the same: what a handsome chap...
Duncan is a great model for his bed! Give him a hug for me. ;)
And a billion hugs to you, my sweet friend. I'm off to read the latest posts but wanted to comment here first.
Lili
PS: I love the background you got for your blog, very cute.