Friday, 20 December 2013

Everyone Needs A Grumpy Snowman!

Seasons Greetings Everyone!
This year I have finally got around to making a rather dashing Snowman for my festive table decorations!
He has been on my ‘to make’ list for years, but I usually so get bogged down by other tasks associated with the ‘Merry Season’ that I soon forget to make these silly things that appeal to me so.
The idea for this little chap was found amongst the pages of a 1951 magazine, and it was love at first sight!

Known simply as Mr Snowman to passers by on the street, but ‘Frank’ to his loved ones (well, just me!), and LAC ‘Frosty V’ Snowman to all his RAF Chums!
Like every well dressed snowman, he owns a dashing fedora, woolly ‘comforts’ scarf (probably knitted from the ‘Knitting for the RAF’ booklet!) and  a side cap for when he’s at ‘work’!


I particularly like his little cap and matching scarf...

 He was super easy to make, though perhaps a little fiddly to do whilst perched on a bed... so if you decide to make your own Snowman (???), I suggest you have all the materials laid out in front of you on a clutter free table!

 I'm afraid, the scanner has been put away, so I took some dodgy snaps of the instructions instead!


In the making and  next to the tree of tat on completion!

 I'm afraid I didn't make him as grumpy as the one pictured (didn't have the heart to!), and I didn’t make him a pipe because he says smoking is bad for his complexion!
I know I haven't given you much time to make him, but if you do feel you have a few hours spare for such a task, then I would love to see your results! You could even post the pics on my facebook page! :)
So, from the little man and me...
Happy Snowman making!
Tupps and Frosty V


  1. He's cute!

    Emily's Vintage Visions

  2. Love him! I'll have to wait until next year to make one x

  3. Fabulous!
    Haha, the grumpy looking one is so funny! I love these old magazines and it's fun to try and make some of the stuff in them and wonder about who might have done so the first time round. Recently got my hands on two wartime Housewife magazines, was surprised by their thickness, I'd assumed they'd be ordinary magazine size. I suppose the paper shortage etc, but they are quite fat little booklets, much more in them than I anticipated. Looking forward to settling down to read through them....and getting some more!

  4. utterly adorable and I love that you didn't make him grumpy! Hope you are having a marvellous festive season so far and a very Merry Christmas ahead!
    May x
    PS: 'Walking In May' is running a 1920s inspired GIVEAWAY and there is still time to find out more or enter:

  5. What a funny snowman he is! I wondered where you got him and even thought that he was real for a little while! He makes me laugh!

  6. Aww, he's all kinds of fabulous! I love his expression - it's a bit grumpy, a touch skeptical, and a wee bit vexed all in one. Too cute!

    ♥ Jessica

  7. And someone is going to be grumpy if you don't blog soon! Loll! I love your blog! And I also to love your sweet sense of humor. Blessings to you dear! Btw, the grumpy little snowman is just darling! Looking forward to reading more as the year progresses! Hugs! Merry from, eachlittlebird


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