shopch2

Whimsical Snowmen, Mice, Santas & Felted Accessories

North Carolina, United States · 157 Sales

shopch2

Whimsical Snowmen, Mice, Santas & Felted Accessories

North Carolina, United States 157 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   If you love Christmas, and particularly snowmen, you are in the right shop. My shop features hand-crafted 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 these other fine Etsy teams:

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

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 27, 2016

If you love Christmas, and particularly snowmen, you are in the right shop. My shop features hand-crafted 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 these other fine Etsy teams:

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

Christi Hocking

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Christi Hocking

Whimsical Snowman, Make a Wish Snowman
US$33.00
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Working hard on snowmen, while watching a design show, for inspiration!
It's 29 degrees in Charlotte right now with snow and freezing rain in the forecast overnight and tomorrow. Seems appropriate to be working on snowmen!
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.
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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

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Shop members
  • Christi Hocking

    Creator, Owner

    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!

  • Holly Arts & Craft Festival

    Pinehurst, NC,

    North Carolina

    Oct 15

    This Annual Festival combines the talents of over 100 hand-crafters in a variety of genres – from woodworking to glass, stitched art to lawn ornaments, hand-crafted jewelry to metal sculpture. Downtown shops offer sales and specials and a food court will have a variety of offerings. This event is produced by the Pinehurst Business Partners.

  • 36th Annual Christmas Made in the South

    Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, Old Airport Rd.

    Concord, NC

    Oct 21–23

    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, click HERE to see a menu. 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 that fill the festival: silk wearables to fabric bags, dichroic glass jewelry to close-up photography of nature's funniest and fiercest creatures all await and more!

  • Winter Wonderland

    Dairy Barn, Dairy Barn Ln.

    Fort Mill, SC

    Nov 26

    Join us at the Dairy Barn for our annual Winter Wonderland Craft Fair! The Craft Fair will feature over 100 local and regional vendors who sell only handmade and homemade items. This is a great time to shop for unique Christmas and holiday gifts and you will find everything from children’s specialty clothing to handbags, quilts, baskets, fine woodworking, jewelry and gourmet foods. You’ll want to bring the kids because Santa will be making an appearance and children can sign up for the annual Candy Cane Hunt which takes place at noon. For more information on the Winter Wonderland Craft Fair or Candy Cane Hunt, call the Recreation Complex at 803-547-4575. No Dogs are allowed in the Dairy Barn.

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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.