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Snowman Lights

November 24, 2014

Snowman Lights

Big news for our family! We are moving again. Yep, if you have been a follower for at least a year, you know we sold our home and moved the first part of February. At that time we were limited to rentals that were available. In a small town it wasn’t encouraging. We were thankful we found something, but we had to settle for something way too small for our family. A couple of months ago the landlord told us of his intentions to put the rental up for sale.

We didn’t want to be caught with no where to go when our lease was up at the end of January so we started looking again. AND we found it! Much bigger. More our style (cute, late 1800s home). Slightly (just slightly) higher rent. We had to go for it or it would be gone. Sooo….we’re moving…now…and during the next couple of weeks.

Send us good juju. Hey, at least it’s not snowing like last year…at least not this week. 🙂

I have several projects I intend to post, but time and internet connections may screw that up a bit. I’ll keep plodding away whenever I can. Meanwhile…

…these lights were a terrific thrifting find this summer. There are seven of them. I love the silicone bulbs.

In keeping with my last-minute-clean-the-drawers-out-before-the-last-craft-show-of-the-season kinda crafting, I decided snowman lights were the perfect use for these adorable lights.

These lights are very similar to my orange chenille pumpkin lights I made a couple of years ago.

I shrunk the size slightly and used the scraps from some of my old cutter quilts instead of chenille. The backs of the quilts are the outside of the snowmen.

I didn’t have kitty litter on hand to weight the bottoms down, so I improvised and used a couple of handfuls of glass floral marbles. I had plenty, as those things seem to breed in my closets. 😉

The lights were inserted in the same way as the pumpkin lights.

Simple primitive snowman faces gave these frosty fellows their character.

A strip of black fabric finished off the look.


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  1. There you go again, you’re moving but are able to make things that are delightful. Good luck to you. Wish I was close I’d help you as we’ve moved so many times I could almost do it in my sleep. Due to not always having the corrected type of moving materials learned to use things that would be packed.
    I love those snowmen lamps. So darned adorable. I would love to find some of those. I missed post with chenille pumpkins but these are something I’d so love ot have. Would make cute arrangement out on bakers rack on front porch. Poor old discarded bakers rack.
    At least you’re moving in same town, usually our moves are across country. Not anymore tho, hubs says we’re too old to move, maybe he is (73) but not me (74). I’d love to move back to MT or Tucson, (maybe not, it’s so hot there).
    Have as great a Thanksgiving as you can Cyndee, glad you found a house more suited to your family.
    We’ve lived in our travel trailer for months a few times and you sure learn what to do without. It was a 24 ft. rv with bunks in back and they came in very handy for storage. It was 1979 trailer, I really miss it. We lived in it longest for 10 months in Grand Junction when we first moved here.
    Happy days

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