Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Rope Snowman (and an explanation)

My MIL collects many things and her collections are quite large (she has a huge house). Among her collections are snowmen. She likes button nose snowmen not carrot nose snowmen but if you look most snowmen are carrot nose. At Christmas I checked her snowmen, I don't think more than a handful had non-carrot noses.

I've decided to remedy the problem for her birthday (in September) so that this coming Christmas, she can decorate with button nose snowmen.

I have discovered that this self-imposed challenge is very invigorating. It makes me stretch my imagination and look at materials in a new way. I hope you stick with me through the journey.

Today I am revealing clothes line snowmen, which will make sixteen.

They took exactly a hundred feet of clothes line (I cut off about two inches when I finished the baby). The Teen-aged Son is a milk bottle, Pa is a coffee creamer bottle, Baby is a medicine bottle, and Ma is a giant plastic Easter Egg and a ball.

Ma seemed the perfect shape for an apron and so she is the inspiration for this whole group of 'country bumpkin' snowmen.

Getting a positive remark out of my husband for anything I do (including making great meals and dressing nice) is rare. He thought the baby was cute (and I thought the baby was dumb looking). :)

I will be sharing this at:


  1. They are fun...the apron was a stroke of genius.

  2. Well, how cute is that Ÿ Who would have thought clothes line?

  3. hee hee you're funny. the baby is cute, I agree with your husband. the rope thing totally works!

  4. Anonymous5:24 AM

    I like them. You could do a family of rope snowmen for me. They would go quite nicely on the old buffet that we kept from your Dad's family for the down stairs entertainment center. They are really adorable. nlm

  5. Oooo! More cute! I will NEVER tire of these!

  6. your girls are beautiful. Love this idea of Snow family. The mom looks very chic with her apron. This looks like a lot of fun and creativity. You know, I feel the same way when I create Artist Trading Cards, I find inspiration and creativity I didn't know I had!

  7. Well, I think they are all cute!

  8. I love them! What a cute idea! Melissa... you are sooo creative! :) Good to be back, and always love to stop by your blog. Anna @ Moon River

  9. I think that whole family is adorable! :) Your so smart! :) Your MIL will be thrilled I bet.


  10. They are fun and cute! I love that even the fabric you used for the aprons and the baby's hat has little snowmen on it!

  11. Awww! You made a snow family. How cute! Does your MIL read your blog? If so, you just gave her her birthday present five months early. lol

    Thanks for linking to the party.

    Have a terrific weekend!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage