shopch2

Whimsical Snowmen, Mice, Santas & Felted Accessories

Charlotte, North Carolina | 1095 Sales

shopch2

Whimsical Snowmen, Mice, Santas & Felted Accessories

Charlotte, North Carolina 1095 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   If you love Christmas, and particularly snowmen, you have found the right place. My shop features handcrafted whimsical snowmen, Santas, reindeer, mice and more, plus hand-knit, felted handbags, wet-felted handbags and scarves, all 100% hand-crafted by me! It's a little bit of Christmas 24/7, 365 days a year at shopch2!

If you like what you see here, please consider "Liking" my Facebook page, where I post works in progress, and information about local shows. www.facebook.com/shopch2

I am a proud member of an Etsy Team called The Old Farmhouse Gathering.We are a talented, professional group of artisans who create everything from primitive, folk art, cottage, and whimsical handmade items, with an old-fashioned flair! Please type OFG team in the search bar to see all their wonderful work. We can also be found at http://oldfarmhousegathering.blogspot.com. You won't be disappointed!

I am also a proud member of the Folk Art and Primitives team - type FAAP in the search bar to find team member items.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 1, 2018

If you love Christmas, and particularly snowmen, you have found the right place. My shop features handcrafted whimsical snowmen, Santas, reindeer, mice and more, plus hand-knit, felted handbags, wet-felted handbags and scarves, all 100% hand-crafted by me! It's a little bit of Christmas 24/7, 365 days a year at shopch2!

If you like what you see here, please consider "Liking" my Facebook page, where I post works in progress, and information about local shows. www.facebook.com/shopch2

I am a proud member of an Etsy Team called The Old Farmhouse Gathering.We are a talented, professional group of artisans who create everything from primitive, folk art, cottage, and whimsical handmade items, with an old-fashioned flair! Please type OFG team in the search bar to see all their wonderful work. We can also be found at http://oldfarmhousegathering.blogspot.com. You won't be disappointed!

I am also a proud member of the Folk Art and Primitives team - type FAAP in the search bar to find team member items.

Christi Hocking

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Christi Hocking

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Updates

Working hard on snowmen, while watching a design show, for inspiration!
Received this sweet photo from a client of the Snow Wishin' snowman she bought from me last year, on display in her home. Love It!!! So much fun seeing people enjoy my work.
Winter is finally here in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is supposed to go down to 19 degrees overnight. Brrrr! Maybe we'll get to build a real snowman like these this year!

About

It started at a young age....

I've been painting, drawing, gluing, cutting, sewing and generally making "stuff" ever since I can remember. My parents have always wondered where I get my creativity from because they are not artistic at all. My husband lovingly calls me "Elf".

I've been crafting a selling my wares off an on for over 25 years, although always part time. I've mostly sold through local shows, friends, family, and co-workers, and have now opened up to the online world. I had another website for a few years, and in January of 2012, decided to move to Etsy!

While I always like to try new things, I always gravitate towards snowmen, my favorite Christmas/Holiday related character. Everything here is entirely handcrafted and brought to life by my hands. You should be a fly on the wall of my craft room sometime. I giggle and laugh out loud, a lot, as I put the finishing touches on my creations.

I've recently discovered the world of felting, and I think I'm in love! While I have hand-knit, and felted handbags for several years, my recent introduction was to nuno, wet, and needle felting. I see a serious addiction problem in the not too distant future. Hopefully my fans will benefit! There's just not enough time in the day to do everything I'd like to do!

After years of making "other's" designs, I am finally spreading my wings and creating some my own original designs. Just you wait and see.....they're gonna be FUN!

Check out my Facebook page where I post photos of works in process, and upcoming shows in the Charlotte area:

https://www.facebook.com/ShopCH2

I've also got a Pinterest page, if you want to check it out!

http://www.pinterest.com/chocking/


I am a proud member of an Etsy Team called The Old Farmhouse Gathering.We are a talented, professional group of artisans who create everything from primitive, folk art, cottage, and whimsical handmade items, with an old fashioned flair! Please type OFG team in the search bar to see all their wonderful work. We can also be found at http://oldfarmhousegathering.blogspot.com. You won't be disappointed!

I am also a proud member of these fine Etsy teams:

Folkart and Primitives - type FAAP in the search bar to find team member items
All Handmade by ME - type handmade by me team in the search bar to find team member items

Shop members

  • Christi Hocking

    Creator, Owner, Maker

    Head whimsical snowman, reindeer, mouse and Santa maker.

  • Handmade by Christi Hocking

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    This badge shows I am a proud member of the All Handmade by ME team, a team of artists/craftpersons dedicated to the art of handmade. All team members hand make everything they offer for sale here on Etsy. No manufacturers. Just our own two hands!

  • Ben

    Assistant

    Feline assistant #1

  • Maddie

    Assistant

    Feline assistant #2

  • Lizzie

    Assistant

    Feline assistant #3

Local

Find shopch2 at the following upcoming markets!

  • Christmas Made in the South
    Concord, NC
    NORTH CAROLINA

    Oct 19–21

    As Christmas time approaches what better way to get ready for the holiday season than to stroll the aisles for treasures at this year's award winning 38th annual Christmas Made in the South! This nationally acclaimed event is a fantastic way to ease into your holiday shopping and find that special holiday gift for that "hard to shop for" friend. Christmas Made in the South is focused on keeping the world of fine artisans and craftspeople vibrant. Exhibitors will be there all three days demonstrating and selling their handcrafted works, Santa's elves hard at work. Take a stroll to "The Holiday Buffet" and partake in some juicy meals and scrumptious delights. This is an event like no other. Amazing craftspeople, outstanding art, unique gourmet food, and diverse entertainment to whet and satisfy every demanding appetite. Handmade, one-of-a-kind designs populate the booths.

  • 'Tis the Season Holiday Fair
    WNC Agricultural Center
    1301 Fanning Bridge Rd
    FLETCHER, NC

    Nov 16–18

    This is the 6th Annual "Tis the Season" Holiday Fair held at the Davis Event Center across from the Asheville Airport at the WNC AG Center. This is a festive shopping event featuring fabulous art, crafts, gifts, adornments for the home as well as delectable holiday food and NC wines. Last year thousands of people came to do their holiday shopping with local and regional artists and crafters to and that special gift for their loved ones. Be sure to come join the festivities this year.

  • Anne Springs Winter Wonderland
    Anne Springs Close Greenway
    250 Dairy Barn Ln
    FORT MILL, SC

    Nov 24

    One of our favorite shows of the year! See you there! :)

  • Santa's Craft Show
    St Matthew Catholic Church
    11525 Elm Ln
    CHARLOTTE, NC

    Dec 1

    13th Annual Santa's Craft Show, featuring over 100 handcrafted vendors, raffles, food, Christmas trees and poinsettias sold by the Boy Scouts. This is a show not to miss!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Mar 29, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Why doesn't my item look exactly the same as the item in the photo?

Every item in my shop is handmade, and no two are exactly alike. While I do attempt to photograph every individual item I make, please allow for slight variances from the item pictured. Also, colors may vary slightly as every computer monitor or cell phone screen may vary in color.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Every item is packaged with great care. I try, whenever possible, to use recycled packing materials, including but not limited to boxes and packing paper.