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Let me start this off by saying that when I get around snowmen I feel like the littlest girl on Despicable Me does about Unicorns. “It’s so FLUFFY I’m gonna die!” That is totally how I feel about Snowmen!

Click on the picture to hear her say it, it's too funny!

I can’t let a season go without doing a few projects involving snowmen. I have hit and all-time high bar this year since I did end up getting a snowman that is around 15 feet tall in my office.

Oh how I do love him. Since he is from Nancy Halverson’s Ho Ho Ho! Let It Snow book and I can reproduce him on a smaller scale, I decided I needed a few mini snowmen like him for my tree. To me they fall into the “They are so cute I’m gonna die category!”

I thought about following the directions for a minute then laughed. It was really good machine applique practice for me. I had only done it once on my machine before I tried these and I am really loving it. It goes so fast and it’s so uniform. It’s like a little applique fairy comes and magically  my applique is done! After I finished appliqueing them, I ended up putting them together quilt-as-you go style then used the button embellishments from the Ho Ho Ho! Let it Snow Button Pack for added quilting. Once I had the first one stitched I had the bright idea to top stitch it instead of hand stitching it closed and I like the almost flange-like edge it makes.

On the second one I did breakdown and whip stitch the hole closed so that they would both have different looks.

Since the applique pieces are so small I ended up hunting through my scraps and ended up using a little from each of these fabric collections: a smidgen from Winter’s Evening, a bit from Mix It Up!, a Quilter’s Candy or two, a dash of Nana’s Pantry, plus a few of Nancy’s own collection. To finish them off I just used a needle and embroidery floss to make a little loop for hanging them on the tree. I can’t even pretend I’m going to give them away as a gift, they are Mine All Mine. Well until I get them home then the cat will be trying to knock them off the tree or Tyler will pull them off and bring them to me to show me how cute they are, hmm maybe I should leave them at work where they will be safe, or will they?

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Comment by Debbie Snyder/WA on December 13, 2013 at 5:58am

Snowmen and Snowwomen are so happy....No wonder you love them.  All of yours are great!

Comment by Jenna on December 10, 2013 at 8:16am

Love this, "I'm gunna die!" part. LOLOLOL!

Comment by Amanda Best on December 10, 2013 at 12:27am

Your snowmen are darling, Teri!

I love the minions, too, Janet, I really want one of the hats!

Comment by Teri on December 9, 2013 at 8:35am

I've seen the minion hats but not minion fingerless gloves, they sound adorable. My son is excited because Despicable Me 2 comes out on video tomorrow!

Comment by Janet/MO on December 9, 2013 at 7:10am

I love Nancy Halverson's designs & you did a great job using them.  My 33 yr old DD just loves the Despicable Me movies and is always quoting that same line.  She loves minions too so I'm going to crochet her some minion fingerless gloves for Christmas. 

Comment by Pam/NY on December 9, 2013 at 6:30am

Those are just so darn cute...and so many things could be made with them...mug rug, table runner, towels, etc!!!!

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