I thought it was time to show you one of the projects that I have been working on for the past few months. I am going to participate in one craft show this year. It is the Octoberfest in Atchison, KS held the first weekend in October. My mom has had a booth for the past six years at this show (she makes doll clothes for American Girl sized dolls) and I have helped mom with her booth these past few years. (I plan on blogging about my wonderful, active, 80 year old mother in another post). Well this year I have decided to get my own booth (right next to hers of course....that's half the fun). One of the items I plan on selling are my vintage inspired snowmen created from old glass bottles of all sizes and old silver plated salt and pepper shakers. Here's a picture of some of the salt and pepper shakers still waiting to be turned into snowmen.Now here are some pictures of my finished product. I have used all sorts of items for the hats and extra embellishments. Look close and you will see old keys, vintage earrings, buttons, thimbles, metal jacks and scraps from old books. The salt and pepper shakers are perfect because the shaker top makes a great snowman hat. I have filled the inside of the bottles with old beads or "pearl" necklaces that I have found at thrift stores.
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