I absolutely love living in Oz, but I do really miss “real” winter: The snow, the ice, the layering up as a defense against the elements…I love it all!

Here’s a little homage to my favorite season, the Winter Wonderland pincushions:

A trip to the Train Museum Workshop in Ipswitch gave me an idea on what to use for snow…I’ve been using fake coconut flakes for miniatures as a substitute, but it’ll run up a pretty penny if you’re making anything other than teeny cookies. The solution? Fake snow from Woodland Scenics!

I was wondering what to use for the snowman’s arms when I remembered that I have in my possession a stick of black coral. They’re absolutely perfect for this project!

The pins consist of a top hat for the snowman as well as a mitten and a matching scarf.