I made this little snowman using some Plymouth Yarn Heaven that Janet gave me for this purpose. The yarn is really soft and fluffy, but it was not heavenly knitting up a yarn that's meant for size 11 needles when you're only using size 4 needles. My hands hurt! Afterwards, I decided that I'd use a bit of novelty yarn to make the scarf instead of knitting one up. The eyes and buttons are simply toy safety eyes that I poked through the finished piece and glued in place with a little dab of clear nail polish. For the nose, I took a little scrap of orange Cascade 220, wetted it, and rolled it around until it felted into a little conical shape. I like the snowman a lot, but unless Ryan Gosling offers me a hand massage, this will be the only one for awhile.
We also have several button wreath ornaments on the tree, which the girls made earlier this year. These were inspired by Martha Stewart, via Shelley Tantau.