Monday, November 30, 2009

Saving the Snowman

As sometimes happens with active kiddos of a certain age, things occasionally break. Such was the case for this poor fellow, who had been with us for the past 9 Christmases. I got him for Kevin the first year we were married and after the little snowman's twin sister sadly passed on to a similar, yet more horrifying incident last year, we were so sad to hear of his accident.

Thanks to a certain-someone-who-won't-be-named, our little winter wonder broke his adorable little head right in the back. Poor fella.

I simply could not bear the idea of throwing him out. He gave me "the look." Yep... this one.

I swear it said, it its most snuggly snowman way, "But... I love you. I just want to be a snowman forever and ever, and can't really do that so very much from the garbage can. Please?"

How could I resist that? I mean really.

So, I pulled out some of my handspun merino and got to work. Within an hour or so, I had him all patched up (or at least covered up).

The back even has a little tassel. Every snowman needs a tassel.

One snowman saved! All in a day's work as a mama.


  1. hehe, that's adorable!!

    Think of it as an enhancement, added love!

  2. Bravo! I am laughing out loud---great idea! (And with two boys it is one I may find myself using someday for sure.) I love your blog title too.
    Take care!

  3. Haha! Brilliant! He is still adorable.

  4. This is such a great idea! I would have never thought of knitting him a little hat... cute, cute!

  5. Who would have thought! He turned out adrable!

  6. Thanks fantastic! Great idea!

  7. Precious! I'd have had a hard time throwing him out too with that little face! Great solution! And now he's extra loved and warm! :)