Friday, December 18, 2009

Vintage style Snowgirl.

I wanted to share with you the snowman I finally finished. It only took me 2 Christmases to get it done! I started with the paper clay snowman last year. I used a Styrofoam cone and ball to make her. The proportions were all wrong though, so I put her in a drawer and forgot about her. This year I pulled her out and knew I wanted to do something with her. I added the arms that I made out of more paper clay, but her proportions were still wrong.... Then I had a vision of the lovely Santos girls with their wooden skirts. (Denise, you know what I mean.) So I got out some bamboo skewers and a round box bottom and viola! She was so much fun to make. She is covered in mica flake. Her hat is made from chipboard and covered in German glass glitter and the sheet music covered base has very fine clear glitter on it. I love her and now feel the need to give her a brother! Maybe next year.....



38 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

She is just precious, Karen. I am so glad you took her out of the drawer to finish her. Sometimes we just need a little time and space for the inspiration to come. Wonderful!!

Happy holidays! :-)

xoxo
Jane

stefanie said...

She turned out beautiful!!!!

Betty's corner of the world said...

Hi Karen .... I just love, love, love your snow 'person' ... It made me pout cuz I have not had time to make anything this year .. I love snowmen and always think I'll just make some during the year ...but of course it gets put on the back burner ... I'm so glad you finished her and yes I think she needs a 'snow guy'.
Hugz ...Betty

Gail said...

Absolutely stunning! Aren't you glad you pulled her out of that drawer?

Jennifer Hepler said...

She is wonderful! How did you make the hat out of chipboard??
Jennie

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

She is gorgeous! So glad you shared her with us. Sometimes it takes a while for all the inspirition to get there. You did a wonderful job.
Hugs, Pat

Sheila R said...

Oh, I just love her! Can't wait to see the brother!

Deborah said...

So sweet! I love the look of your blog...so pretty and soft.
**blows merry kisses** Deb

Caleen said...

Such a beautiful creation.. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful christmas creations.. I love your Home.. It looks like such a warm and cozy place. Happy Holidays to you.

Karen said...

She is so cute! I think a twin brother would be wonderful. Can you fit that in before Christmas? Which is one week from today! YAY!
Thanks for sharing!
Merry Christmas!
Karen

The Country Nest said...

Well you have made a beautiful snogirl from something that did not start out the way you wanted. Looks so vintage too.
Donna

Terri Brush Designs said...

Hello..
your snowgal is just adorable!.. your home is so lovely and festive !.. Love reading your blog..
Terri Brush

Laura said...

Very clever! I love her Santos looking skirt! Happy Christmas!
Take care, Laura

sissie said...

Now Karen, that's what I call perserverance! And, look how pretty she turned out to be.
I love her and I have a feeling that by this time next year, she will have a brother.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Oh Karen you didi it again!! The time and thought you put into the things you create just shines magnificently !!! I am a huge fan!!This is soooo cute . I have one of those santos in front of my fireplace. hugs julie

Lenore said...

She is darling. Karen.....look forward to seeing her brother next year!
Merry Christmas

Cyn said...

Karen she is adorable! I hope you don't wait 2 years to make her a brother lol..I don't think I can wait that long :)

GypsyNurse said...

Karen.. your work, your home..everything is simply stunning!
Smiles..

Cat

Cottage Rose said...

She is so pretty,, great job...

Merry Christmas;
Hugs;
Alaura

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Karen.....Your snowman is precious! You are so creative!~Patti

Faded Charm said...

I'm loving this "snowgirl". You don't see many and especially not done up so pretty.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

Kathleen.

Halo Hill said...

Well rock ON, sister! Way to go! She is lovely indeed!

Happy Holidays

Sheila

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Oh Karen, what a cutie she is!!! It was such a great idea to create a wooden skirt for her. She looks awesome!

Hugs,
Julia

Denise said...

She is beautiful! I told "the girls" about her, :) and they were thrilled that they could help her come to life! That one is going to be difficult to put away after the Holidays!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Girlfriend this is just gorgeous! I totally love it!
Merry Christmas!
Bunny hugs,
shell

Charlene said...

Pretty Karen! Oh so Pretty! Funny how some things just don't work in the beginning but, after you think & work & re-work... Presto a treasure is born. I agree with the next year part. This Christmas seems to be sneaking up pretty fast doesn't it? Have a great weekend.

Lynn Richards said...

Like I have said before, you are one talented gal!! The snowman is stunning.
lynn

CeCe said...

She is beautiful, just plain ( although there is nothing plain about her ) beautiful!

A Fanciful Life said...

What a sweet snowgirl - she is sparkly and cheery. How much fun it was to make her, now you have a whole story to tell about her every year when she makes her appearance!
Sharon :-)

chicroses said...

I love your santos doll.You did a wonderful job.Glad you finished her. If you want you can see how my hubby and I looked xmas in 1972. Looks like we were to young to be married with a child. Have a good xmas. Sally

Sweetness of Vintage Antiques said...

I LOVE reading your blog!. This snow gal is adorable.. I will be in Phoenix SOON to come take 3 days of Terri Brush's art workshops, I signed up thru Melrose Vintage! I heard they are the best classes ever..maybe I will see you there!.. She also does neat paper mache stuff too..
Kath Spencer

Jean said...

I love her Karen. She is adorable.
Merry christmas to you,
Jean in virginia

Cindy said...

How cool is she! Love her; very original and special!

The Decorated House said...

Hi Karen~
Oh I love Snow People and yours is fabulouss!
Merry, Merry Christmas, Donna

Miss Sandy said...

Karen,

What a happy accident, she is lovely! I think she is more unique with her Santos skirt than if she had been a regular kind of snow girl. Happy Holidays!

NicNacManiac said...

All of your love and caring really shows in how gorgeous she turned out!! You are truly talented girl!
Have a wonderful Christmas with your friends and family!
Big Holiday Hugs xOxO Nerina

June said...

Oh my Karen, she is just beautiful! I'm so glad that this pretty little thing is no longer hanging out in a drawer, and I love how you have finished her off! What a lovely idea!
Your home is such an inspiration and your holiday decor has just made my holiday experience so much more enjoyable this year.
hugs

Carrie said...

This is just stunning! So beautiful!!!! All your work is amazing! Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays! ~hugs~

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