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Occupied 'til Spring

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Author Fiddlestix Designs, Laura Hakes
Price $6.50
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Just in time to decorate the home for the winter, we are offering our newest design, "Occupied 'til Spring", in e-pattern and mailed pattern format. You will receive pattern and instructions for creating this simple to sew 13” snowman and his 4" rat friend. The snowman features a sculpted nose and embroidered eyes, wears a winter scarf and is holding his black felt hat in his hand, which has been occupied by one of the local rats!

Our rat has been painted grayish brown, has embroidered eyes, a painted nose and sisal whiskers. He too is sporting a winter scarf and is holding a chenille candy cane he has confiscated from my Christmas tree. He has also found a scrap piece of fabric for his blanket and a few pieces of greenery and winter berries to decorate his new home. It looks as if our snowman will not be wearing his hat this winter. It will be “Occupied ‘til Spring” by his friend, the rat.


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Supply List

¼ Yard, Warm & Natural needle felted cotton batting (could also use cream or vanilla, plush felt) for snowman & rat
3” x 25” and ½” x 10” piece of homespun fabric or flannel, for scarves
5” x 5” scrap of fabric, to line the hat
Fabric Stiffener, for scarves
Modge Podge, to attach snow to hat
White folk art paint, for eyes
Gray folk art paint, for rat
Blush (make-up), for snowman’s cheeks
Top Coat or Sealer, to seal the blush and paint
Fake snow or Mica Flakes or Glass Glitter, to embellish hat
One red and one white chenille stem, to make candy cane
2” rusty star and ½” rusty bell, to embellish the scarves
5” Black Felt hat, found at your local craft supply store
2 – 4” to 5” Springs of greenery with berries, to embellish the hat
Doll Stuffing (I like Mountain Mist brand)
4” to 5” doll needle
Black embroidery floss, for eyes and mouth
Off White Upholstery or Button Hole Thread, for all hand-sewing
Thread to match your fabrics, for machine sewing
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks