Snowflakes On Your Tongue (A Somerset Holiday)

“Happiness is catching snowflakes on your tongue” Charles M, Schulz
To begin this week I am sharing a trio of mittens which appear as an article in Stampington & Co’s A Somerset Holiday (inaugural issue was published October 1st).  It is an annual publication, the previous annual Somerset Holidays & Celebrations had a make-over with this new title focusing solely on festive celebrations.
When I received the article request, I was also asked to provide a quote relating to the festive season.
Happiness is catching snowflakes on your tongue” was the one I selected as the stencil on each mitten is That’s Crafty’s Dinky Stencil snowflake background. I could see a child wearing the mittens on a snowy day, catching snowflakes on their tongue. There was also a more personal reason and relates to why the article is titled “Nostalgic Mitten Ornaments”.  I came up with this title not only because the colours of the mitten have an air of the nostalgic Christmas, the quote also relates to me.  I was such a fan of the Peanuts characters (and continue to be), as created by Charles M. Schulz.  Even though many of the references were alien to a child growing up in Scotland, somehow or other, those characters touched a chord in me.
When A Somerset Holiday arrived in the post and I turned to my article, I had a moment of what was obviously happiness but also a sense of overwhelmed.  If someone had said to that wee shy girl with red hair and glasses, all those years ago that she would have an article in an American magazine where she quotes Charles M. Schulz, well maybe you can understand why the moment touched me the way it did!
Stamps:- Redlead Paperworks
Dinky Stencil – That’s Crafty
mainphotoonesomersethollynneAnnoyingly, I do not have dimensions for the mittens, they would sit nicely into my hand.
A Redlead label stamped onto calico.mittenonelynnemsomersetholidayThe lovely shimmer was achieved with iridescent paste with the Dinky Stencil.mittenthreelynnemsomersetholThe two sizes of pompom trim was a bit of fun.mittentwolynnemsomersetholI have quite a bit of “older stuff” (!) to be sharing, much of which has appeared in various Stampington titles.  I also have a few new makes, some featuring the latest Character Constructions stamps.
Have a wonderful week and hope you are managing to tick off all those items on your Christmas To Do List!!!

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anne R
    Dec 05, 2016 @ 07:43:02

    And what a delightful trio they are Lynne! The stencilled shimmer looks wonderful and I love the traditional red and white tops to the mittens, the little pom poms are quite delightful. Congratulations on being published, it is so richly deserved! Hugs, Anne xx


  2. Dorthe Hansen
    Dec 05, 2016 @ 15:24:57

    They are so very lovely, dear Lynne, so happy and so cozy, and so adorable. Also making me think back, to childhood, -not because of Charles M. Schulz, and -Radisserne – (radishes, in Danish ,lol ) even I also, still love them,- but the sweetness of snowflakes on MY tongue, that I suddenly remembered :-)- They are the sweetest mittens, and I so admire you for making such perfect stenciling onto the woolen material !! xx


  3. corrinegilman
    Dec 05, 2016 @ 15:43:01

    Such an adorable project Lynne. Saw these right away and knew these had to be yours when I got the magazine! xox


  4. Sue F
    Dec 05, 2016 @ 18:03:44

    These are so beautiful I want to put them on. A lovely idea.


  5. Sharon Bruner (inkybru)
    Dec 05, 2016 @ 23:00:47

    What snowy sweetness! The Charles Shultz reference is reminiscent of my daughter’s love for all those funny little characters that always came around for the holidays. The beautiful red and white tiny mittens are pure holiday! The glitter paste really comes through and is a perfect holiday embellishment. Adding to the gaiety are those little red pompoms. Such a delight, Lynne! Your title is definitely a winner. Thank you for sharing. Inkybru xx


  6. wendy0322
    Dec 06, 2016 @ 05:52:17

    Congratulation! I’m off to read the article!


  7. Valerie-Jael
    Dec 06, 2016 @ 21:05:11

    Your mittens are wonderful, and I enjoyed the story behind them. Hugs, Valerie


  8. Meggymay
    Dec 06, 2016 @ 21:16:37

    The mittens all look gorgeous, I think we all may have tried to taste snowflakes when we were young.
    Yvonne xx


  9. pearshapedchris
    Dec 06, 2016 @ 23:45:30

    Goodness Lynne! You know how to melt my heart – I love these mittens and your reason for using the quote! I used to cut out the Peanuts cartoon from the newspaper if it appealed to me and had quite a collection! The colours here are so beautiful! Hugs, Chrisx


  10. In Art Therapy
    Dec 08, 2016 @ 01:30:03

    Really enjoyed reading your post and those mittens are just adorable!


  11. Gerrina
    Dec 08, 2016 @ 11:03:32

    They look so festive and completely winters! (Here it is back to 10degrees, so no real cold anymore…) Hugs, Gerrina


  12. craftytrog
    Dec 09, 2016 @ 18:26:46

    Lovely!!! xx


  13. Samantha Read
    Dec 14, 2016 @ 16:41:54

    Beautiful xx


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