Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July Christmas Through the Year

And here we are again, closing the door on on yet another month. I'm thinking we ought not to be this far into the year yet, but as I have no say in the matter, the calendar keeps flipping at break neck speeds despite my complaints. Thankfully Darlene and Cheryl are keeping me focused and I am faithfully adding to my Christmas box every month. 


So hop over there and see what everyone else has been making for their boxes. I'm betting you'll find something that inspires you. It's not too late to jump in either. When Christmas rolls around, you'll be kissing the ground they walk on when you realize that you have handmade gifts complete before December 24th. Then you too can be snug in your beds with visions of sugarplums dancing in you heads instead of rushing around like a wild woman. Hey, it's worth a try! :)

It was fun to work on these little fellas during the  heat of summer. Yesterday we had yet another sweltering 100° , but I'm thankful we are not having a repeat of last summer where 110° was the norm. Ugh. We're still desperate for rain, and it's keeping us on our knees, but we're holding strong to God's promises.

So, these little frosty men are ready to brighten a few stockings and mailboxes and brown trucks and feed store counters and gift baskets when December rolls around. 


They will all be sporting giant Hershey bars, but I couldn't take the temptation of having that much chocolate in the house and have it just sitting there until December. As much as I would like to say that I have that kind of will power, I cannot sit here and tell you that with a clear conscious...or a straight face. It would be an out and out lie and the chocolate on my face would just give me away.

I found this little pattern a few years ago and stashed him away for the following year. Last year I made a few and I just think they are so cute. This is a Laurie Furnell pattern that she was sweet to share and she has all kinds of fun projects on her blog. Here is a tutorial on You Tube.

You can whip out a herd of these cute snowmen in no time.

10 comments:

Cheryl said...

Great July finish!!!!! I LOVE them, and with chocolate added, yummy!!!!! What great gifts. Thanks for playing along with us.

Kristie said...

I just tried to comment and my computer locked up, not sure if it posted or not.... but anyway....I love those little snowmen! Such a wonderful idea!

Have a wonderful and Blessed day
Kristie

Sallie said...

These are so cute and you are so smart to make them ahead of time!

Judy Laquidara said...

Those are so cute!!

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

I know what my Bible study group.. all 15... is getting. Thanks for posting the link to the tutorial.

Sisbabestitches said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!

Darlene said...

I made a bunch for friends and neighbors a couple of years ago; they were a huge hit.

I'm so glad you're playing along every month. :-) Thank you.

JMF said...

once again you need my address!!! cute and I love chocolate too!!!

Denise :) said...

These really are darling--she does great work! I've seen these used with microwave popcorn, topped with a pair of those stretchy mittens for a hat. Such fun!! :)

Karin said...

They are so cute.......great finish for July!

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