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22 December 2011

A Gift of Snowmen

I'm usually not one for stitching Christmas ornaments since I don't own a tree. However, I couldn't resist when I saw this design.
Design: He's A Flake
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 32 count Natural Italian Linen
Fibers: DMC
Instead of making him into an ornament, I decided on something else... A mailart.
It arrived yesterday so now I'm able show it to you.
For the back, I stitched part of Snow in Love by Little House Needleworks. You'd probably recognize the little snowman at the top from my recent Drawn Thread Spot of Winter finish.
I used Colorful Christmas by Minds Eye for Riley Blake Designs fabric to line the inside.
Now, what's an envelope good for without its contents, right? Here's the card I made to go with it.
I've always thought of popup cards like the surprise inside Fabergé eggs. Of course, it's nothing even as remotely grand as those surprises but hopefully you understand my comparison.
Anyway, here's my surprise for this snowman card.
I found this design here if you're interested in making one too.
This gift of snowmen is for Mikey, my longtime friend, my best friend, my boyfriend.
Dearest Mikey,
Thank you for all the times you've been there for me when I needed you and especially when I thought I didn't need you.
Thank you for refusing to leave when I pushed you away and figured you'd be better off without me.
Thank you for loving me still after all the crap I've put you through and even when I'm not the most lovable person in the world.
I love you, too.

17 comments:

Michael said...

Thank you Very Very Very much for the card baby. I really love it and I really need to start clearing a proper spot for something so beautiful =)

Carol said...

Oh, I just love your mail art creation, Veronica--and your sweet note to your boyfriend is so special :)

Catherine said...

What a great way to finish your piece! It's so cute!

Lillie said...

You are so creative, loved your finishing idea.

Merry Christmas!

Kathy A. said...

What a gorgeous piece of mailart. I would never have thought to do that.
And the paper snowman - just tooo cute.

Koala said...

Such an unusual Snowman!! I love him :-) Great stitching and finishing!

valerie said...

What a gorgeous mailart and such a touching gift for your boyfriend!

butterfly said...

Veronica that snowman envelope is so beautiful and so is the card. and paper snowman.

Such a loving gift words and all.

Happy Christmas to you and Mikey.

Mouse said...

awwwwww ... that is lovely :) your boyfriend is one lucky guy :)hope you have a fabulous Christmas and a stitchy new year :) love mouse xxx

dixiesamplar said...

What a lovely creation...now that's real love! Best wishes to you both!!

zarina said...

I love everything in this post, even the few lines you wrote for him. A bit sad though.

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

What a beautiful post, and a lovely piece of work, you really do finish things quite beautifully.

(I'm far too British to have that level of emotion in any of my blogposts, but you bought a little tear to my eye)

Have a lovely Christmas and New year - to you and Mikey.

Joysze said...

Everything about that is adorable, Veronica. Michael must still have a big grin on his face from getting this. :D

Lynn said...

Love your mail art! It's very creative and I'll bet your boyfriend loved it. It's all the more special with your lovely note to him.

Christine said...

What a gorgeous mail art piece! The card and snowman are lovely, too. Merry Christmas!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What great snowmen! Have a Merry Christmas!

Meari said...

Wonderful snowmen. I love the mailart!