Make a Snow Mama and Baby

Ring in the season with a very merry snow duo that makes the perfect holiday ornament or homemade gift.

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Instructions

  1. Trace patterns in Pattern Pack onto tracing paper and cut out. Trace each shape onto white wool felt the number of times indicated on pattern.
  2. With right sides together and using a scant 1⁄4-inch seam allowance, sew together two snow mama body pieces along one curved side; repeat, sewing together remaining body pieces along one curved side. With right sides together, sew together the two body sections, leaving straight neck edge open. Turn right side out. Stuff body with fiberfill. Using tan upholstery thread, hand-sew running stitches around neck edge; pull thread tight to close opening and knot the thread. Repeat, using snow baby body pieces to make snow baby body.
  3. For buttons, stitch five silver seed beads to front of snow mama body and four silver seed beads to front of snow baby body.
  4. Using tan upholstery thread, hand-sew running stitches around each head circle a scant 1⁄4 inch from edge. Pull threads to gather heads, stuffing heads firmly with fiberfill as you gather; sew openings closed.
  5. Referring to photo, above, and using dark brown upholstery thread, stitch two round black beads to snow mama head for eyes and two black seed beads to snow baby head for eyes. Stitch a smile on each head. Hot-glue a triangular piece of cinnamon stick to each head for a nose. Brush cheeks with cosmetic blush.
  6. Insert a 5-inch length of wire into top of snow mama body, leaving 1 inch of wire extending above neck edge; secure with tacky glue. Push head onto exposed wire; hand-stitch head to body. Repeat with the 3-inch length of wire and secure snow baby head to snow baby body.
  7. For the snow mama arms and legs, cut two chenille stems in half. Fold each piece in half and twist together. Fold a 11⁄2-inch length of florist's tape over the folded end of each twisted chenille stem. Wrap a 5-inch length of florist's tape around the short tape on each arm or leg and continue wrapping the length of the stem.
  8. Repeat with the two remaining chenille stems and florist's tape to make the snow baby arms and legs, except after cutting the stems in half, trim 1 inch from each stem before twisting and wrapping them.
  9. Using the point of a small sharp scissors, poke a hole in each body side just below the neck for the arms. Poke two holes in bottom of each body for legs. Apply tacky glue to ends of arms and legs and insert into the holes. Bend arms and legs as desired.
  10. Tie a 1⁄2×7-inch strip of dark red wool felt around snow mama's neck. Tie a 3⁄8×6-inch strip of dark red wool felt around snow baby's neck. Fringe the ends.
  11. Shape tinsel garland into a ring and hand-stitch to top of snow mama's head. Bend greenery into a small wreath and twist ends together. Tie a small length of baker's twine into a bow on wreath. Hang the wreath over a snow mama arm. Wrap a snow baby arm around a sprig of greenery.
  12. Glue paper packages to arms. Wrap one snow mama arm around snow baby.
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  •  9×12-inch piece of wool felt: white
  •  Polyester fiberfill
  •  Upholstery thread: tan and dark brown
  •  Nine seed beads: silver
  •  Two 3-millimeter round beads: black
  •  Two seed beads: black
  •  Two small triangular pieces of cinnamon stick
  •  Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  •  Cosmetic blush
  •  19-gauge wire: one 5-inch length and one 3-inch length
  •  Four chenille stems: white
  •  Florist's tape: white
  •  Tacky glue
  •  Scraps of wool felt: dark red
  •  3-inch length of tinsel garland
  •  6-inch length of artificial greenery
  •  6-inch length of red-and-white baker's twine
  •  Small sprig of greenery
  •  Small paper packages
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