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Plastic Canvas Kissies

Updated on December 26, 2014

Create Kissies For Family Quality Time

Plastic canvas kissie ornaments with a Hershey Kiss in it's mouth used to be popular back in the 80's. I taught my children and nephews how to make these little ornaments as part of our quality time together. We would sit around the livingroom and work on the character of our choice. My daughter recently showed me a little baby boy Kissie with a bottle in its mouth that she had created during that time. It looks just like the day she created it, except a little dirty and a broken bib string. Can you image....after 22 years, she still owns it and it is still intact.

They are known as Kissies, Kissers, Kisses, Squeezies, Squeezums, Kissy-Heads, Kiss Critters, Kissy Critters, and possibly other names. These are just the ones that I have been able to find in my search for more kissie information for my lens. They are not only made in plastic canvas. I have found a book with ones made out of crochet.

Plastic Canvas kissies can be for any time of the year. I have seen people use them for their Easter Trees or to decorate their rooms. Kissies can be people, animals, flowers, etc. Just let your imagination go.

In this lens, I will be featuring holiday and miscellaneous Kissies. Check out my other lenses to see People Kissies, Animal Kissies, and How to Make Plastic Canvas Kissies.

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Kissies

are not just for Christmas.

Nor are they just for Children.

Make these cute little kissies and have fun that will last a lifetime.

Kisses For Christmas - 2 Stocking Hangers and 5 Kissie Ornaments

KISSES FOR CHRISTMAS IN PLASTIC CANVAS: 2-Stocking Hangers and 5 Ornaments (Leaflet #1198) Leisure Arts
KISSES FOR CHRISTMAS IN PLASTIC CANVAS: 2-Stocking Hangers and 5 Ornaments (Leaflet #1198) Leisure Arts

This book is really cool for someone wanting to make Christmas Kissies. This book not only has the kissie ornaments but 2 stocking hangers also. There is a large Santa Stocking hanger and a Santa Claus kissie, a large Rudolph Stocking Hanger and a Rudolph kissie, and another kissie that looks like an elf or Mrs. Claus.

If you change the headdress on the goose and put Easter Eggs or Flowers, the goose would be wonderful for Easter. The same is true for the mouse. You would change it's hat to Easter colors and leave off the bottom part or put that in Easter Colors, too. Isn't it wonderful when you can change the seasons on the kissies?

 

I Recommend These Books - They have some wonderful Kissie Patterns in them.

Make sure to check that they are actually Kissie books as this module will pick up anything with "plastic canvas kiss" in it.

Santa Plastic Canvas Kissie
Santa Plastic Canvas Kissie

Santa Plastic Canvas Kissie

I wrote a blog post for where people could find free Plastic Canvas Kissie patterns and the one most requested was the Santa Kissie. I will give you some free links to these cuties and you will see why they wanted them. This Santa Plastic Canvas Kissie is not the same as the one that I was looking for. I will continue to look for him. He actually has a beard.

This picture is copyrighted and used with the permission of Milli. She states she had a hard time finding one last year so wants it to be available to others.

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Which Plastic Canvas Kissie is Your Favorite?

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Plastic Canvas Kissie
Plastic Canvas Kissie

Plain Jane Kissie

Tutorial I just found

UPDATE 9/22/12: The site below seems to have disappeared. I have found an alternate with a "plain jane" kissie. The only difference between the two is that the site below had the google eyes and this site doesn't. They are easy enough to add with the help of the image for this module.

I just found another kissie pattern that I did not realize I had missed. This is just a "plain jane" kissie with a tutorial.

This picture is copyrighted and used with the permission of SometimesSheSleeps

Kissin' Mouse by Brenda Redman
Kissin' Mouse by Brenda Redman

I Think We Are Hooked On Kissies

Kissies are very addicting

My daughter and I are talking about creating some kissies of our own. Think we are hooked?

What this means is you will be seeing more lenses with big pictures or a video with either our creations or creations from the patterns I am buying. I plan to bring the grandchildren into creating kissies for the summer. Hopefully they will love it and continue it. This is a good quick way to teach the grandchildren to work with plastic canvas.

I think I will do the next lenses by the type of kissies we are creating. I hope to get some pictures of us creating the kissies to include in the appropriate lens.

This picture came from Kansas Public Library and is therefore public domain. This picture is no longer on the web. Owner, Brenda Redman, says she will try to bring it back.

OK, Which Kissie Is Your Fav Now?

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Possible Plastic Canvas Patterns

Books And Leaflets To Buy

I have found the following books and leaflets that come and go. You might do a Google Search, check Amazon or eBay or other auctions to find them using "Plastic Canvas Kiss" (without quotes). Don't forget to check out the Animal Kissie and People Kissie hubs for more books.

All images are from the Amazon listings.

Christmas Squeezums

This book of kissies contains a reindeer, a duck, Mr. and Mrs. Bear, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a cardinal, a white bird, a cat, Mr. and Mrs. Snowman, 3 carolers in different colors, a caroler with fiddle, 3 wise men, a present, and 4 star ornaments in different colors.




Halloween Decorations in Plastic Canvas (Leisure Arts Leaflet #1118)

The only kissie in this book is a green witch. You will find other Halloween decorations to use next Halloween.

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Holiday Kisses In Plastic Canvas

This cool book covers many different seasons. You will find a Christmas tree, Christmas star, Valentines Cupid, Halloween ghost, leprechaun, rabbit, pilgrim boy, and pilgrim girl. Like I said, kissies are for year around.




Kiss 'n Critters

Check out the lamb, beaver, penguin, fish dog, lion, bird, cat, bunny, frog, pig, nurse, devil, angel, pumpkin, ghost, witch, and frosty kissies in this book. The author of this book gave you a good variety of everyday and holiday kissies for your crafting pleasure.



KISS ME QUICK IN PLASTIC CANVAS (Leaflet #1218)

Bright and colorful is all I can say about these kissies. There is a frog, lion, clown, zebra, parrot, lamb, monkey, clown, cow and lamb. I love the really bright colors Mr. Martin used for stitching these cuties.




Plastic Canvas Christmas Treasures

This book has a Santa, mouse and reindeer. It has other plastic canvas projects in it also that are Christmas related.






Plastic Canvas Kissers

This book has a Deer, Duck, Kitten, Squirrel, Skunk, Raccoon, Dog, Alligator, Clown, Parrot, Zebra, Lamb, Cow, Lion, Monkey, Red Dinosaur, Blue Dinosaur, Purple Cow, Bunny, Duck in Straw Hat, Pig, Bright Monkey, Speckled Dog, Reindeer, and Santa.




Plastic Canvas Squeezums

This book is full of wonderful kissies. This is one of my favorite books. I have created quite a few of the characters. In this book, you will find a little fish, bigger fish, blue whale, queen of hearts, hearts and flowers, flowers and lace, funny valentine, Mr. Easter bunny, Ms. bella bunny, rainbow Easter basket, woven Easter basket, pink rose, yellow chrysanthemum, purple anemone, witch, Halloween ghost, witch's cat, pirate, jack-o-lantern, pilgrim man, pilgrim woman, Indian, turkey, elephant, monkey, penguin, zebra, rhinoceros, rare bird, polar bear, tiger, lion

Squeezies

The book contains an angel, an elf, a graduation or professor fish, a rabbit, a mouse, a frog, and 3 other kissies. Not sure what the others are.






Downloadable Kissie Books

From Leisure Arts

I found these digital pdf books at Leisure Arts Library. Sold as digital download through Leisure Arts website. They used to have a lot more digital kissie books but for some reason they are no longer there. I did write to them and ask them if they could please republish them in digital form for those of us who are looking for the books. I will continue to be on the lookout for more downloads from Leisure Arts.

Big Beak Birds in Plastic Canvas

Included in this book are an American Goldfinch, a Blue Jay, a Cardinal, an Eastern Bluebird, a Hummingbird, an Owl, a Pileated Woodpecker, and a Red-Winged Blackbird.



Plastic Canvas Kissers eBook

Included in this book are a Deer, Duck, Kitten, Squirrel, Skunk, Raccoon, Dog, Alligator, Clown, Parrot, Zebra, Lamb, Cow, Lion, Monkey, Red Dinosaur, Blue Dinosaur, Purple Cow, Bunny, Duck in Straw Hat, Pig, Bright Monkey, Speckled Dog, Reindeer, and Santa.


Super Dinosaurs Plastic Canvas Toy Patterns ePattern

Leisure Arts doesn't call these kissies but if you look at the mouth, they are. These would be a lot of fun for children to play with.




Plastic Canvas Chocolate Kiss Holder - Learn how to make a kissie

This video shows you how to make cute kissies with hair and google eyes.

Lucky Leprechauns Kissie
Lucky Leprechauns Kissie

New Free Kissie Just Found

Updated October 10, 2011

I am so excited to report that I found another free kissie pattern download for you. This one is for St. Patrick's Day and is callled Lucky Leprechauns. You have to sign up for a membership but it is free. You can find Lucky Leprechauns by clicking on the link.

I Think This Is All

the resources for Plastic Canvas Kissies in book or digital download form. If you have some additional resources, please let me know so I can add them.

Also check out my other hubs about Plastic Canvas Kissies, Plastic Canvas People Kissies, and Plastic Canvas Animal Kissies

I know I have been buying kissie patterns right and left again. There are more than I thought there were.

Note: This is open to even Hubbers to leave a comment.

Give Me Your Thoughts On Kissies - You Itching To Create Some Kissies Of Your Own?

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      gerry 23 months ago

      i've been making reindeer kissies for the last 20 yrs. they are one of my best sellers at Christmas time..the triangles are done in brown, 2 google eyes,a red pompom nose. The antlers are cut out of brown foam in one piece and glued to the top back with a little greenery 2 beige ears from felt are glued on at the same time..the "kiss me" tag is hung at the neck with a bow...

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      lucille12 2 years ago

      Are you one of those people that use multi colored plastic hangers.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you. This will soon be split into 3 lenses...1. this one 2. people kisses and 3. animal kisses.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      This information is really special, I think I like it, good lenses!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 3 years ago

      @futuremrsk: Sorry. Does your browser have a find on it that will allow you to find things on the page. That is what I used.

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      futuremrsk 3 years ago

      @Grandma-Marilyn: I use google. I was hoping that someone had a pattern to help me out with.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 3 years ago

      @futuremrsk: What browser do you use. I will see if I can help you.

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      futuremrsk 3 years ago

      @Grandma-Marilyn: I don't have firefox. I'm lost :(

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      Grandma-Marilyn 3 years ago

      @futuremrsk: While on this post, use your firefox search to find bride and you will see the ones that have the bride and groom in them.

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      futuremrsk 3 years ago

      I know this might be a long shot at finding this. Does anyone have a pattern to make the bride and groom squeezeums? My mom made them for my aunt and uncles wedding like 25 years ago and I want to make them for mine on October 4th, 2014. My mom used to have the pattern book, but can't find it :( I have the basic pattern of the size, etc but not the layout of the faces, etc... :( Can someone please help me?? Thank you

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      Cassandra Kuthy 4 years ago from Ohio

      Wow, these take me back

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      Grandma-Marilyn 4 years ago

      @Cynthia Haltom: It is easy to do. They are so adorable when you finish them.

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      What an adorable project, can't wait to try this one. I looks easy and it is so cute, who wouldn't like owning one.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I'm sorry, I have not seen one, Granny. I have every single kissie on here that I have been able to see. Is what you are looking for a kissie or something like this?

      http://craftersmarket.net/drdrdrplcaki.html

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Has anyone seen one that's a dreidl (spinning top) for Hanukkah? Just like GrandmaMarilyn, I have been doing these since the '80's in various incarnations, but I haven't seen one for my Jewish friends.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 4 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: I know, aren't they?

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      Who said plastic can't be cute?

      ;)

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      Grandma-Marilyn 4 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: Thank you. I have loved them since I first saw them back in the 1980s.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      These are very cute.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 4 years ago

      @choosehappy: Thank you. I am always on the lookout for more of them. But, with websites disappearing, it is becoming more and more difficult.

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      Just adorable. I hate to see that they are slowly becoming difficult to find. Glad you're finding more here and there though!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am looking for the instructions for the plastic canvas squeezums. I have a few patterns but I can't understand the directions. Please help if someone can send me the patterns I would appreciate it. let me know

      Thanks

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      Grandma-Marilyn 4 years ago

      @SandyMertens: I have been working on it. Had to delete some of it because the sites disappeared. I had to get rid of a full section of downloadables. I pleaded with them to please put them back up so that Kissies would not disappear.

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      Sandy Mertens 4 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Back to visit to see if you added anything new. I really joined working with plastic canvas for crafts.

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      Marc 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      We used to make these at school, but called them "Squeezums" lol

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @Deadicated LM: I am happy that you found my lens. I am trying to keep them alive on the internet so that the wonderful hobby doesn't get lost. It would be a shame if the idea of them disappeared.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @mistyblue75605 lm: So happy I helped you learn a new concept for plastic canvas. I love doing these kissies and want to share them with the world.

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      Great idea, I never heard of them till now; thanks for teaching me something new, this would be a great project to do for Girl Scout and Seniors alike (and everyone in between). Very cute!

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      mistyblue75605 lm 5 years ago

      Awesome job on the lens and I learned about something new on here, so that is always a bonus! Thanks for sharing! :)P

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @bead at home mom: Thank you, Teriann, I try hard to get information out there to ones who need it.

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      Teri Hansen 5 years ago

      Hi Marilyn; I always enjoy your pages and they are loaded with great info.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @Blackspaniel1: Thank you. I found some more that I need to add to the list also. I might just start another lens with the new patterns coming up.

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      Interesting

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @ScareYouDiva: Thank you

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @hlkljgk: Thank you. They are fun to make

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      ScareYouDiva 5 years ago

      Great lens - lots of cute patterns, and nicely designed.

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      hlkljgk 5 years ago from Western Mass

      i've seen these before but never thought to make 'em. Congratulations on being featured on the 50 Crafts I Want To Try MonsterBoard!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @Retro Loco: LOL Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @SandyMertens: Thank you for your comment. I am glad to know that you like plastic canvas also.

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      Vicki 6 years ago from USA

      Your plastic canvas kissies are a really cute craft, and they look like a lot of fun to make, but I think I would prefer just reaching in the bag of chocolate kisses and eating them one by one! ;-) I love the mouse and frog #2. Great lens, nice layout!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Anime-e: I agree with you completely. I enjoyed doing it with my children and nephews.

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      Anime-e 6 years ago

      I think that crafts are a great way to express your self along with doing it with a partner as well.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @JoyfulPamela2: There are so many plastic canvas creations out there that the kissies just touch the tip of the iceberg.

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      JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      My mom and grandma used to make really cute plastic canvas creations, but I don't remember seeing a 'kissie'. They are all super adorable, but I think the mouse if my favorite. :)

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Wednesday-Elf: Thank you, Elf. These are really fun to do with the children. They love to see how they come out. I love doing them for myself. I did the dueling module on which book I should start out with and the voting told me to start with the Squeezum Folks. I am getting ready to start cutting out and making them. As I finish them, I will write a new lens on each book. I will also be listing them in my ecrater shop....after I take pictures of them for my Zazzle shops, of course.

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I 'discovered' the craft of plastic canvas only 2 years ago (after 30 years of crochet) and LOVE it. I have actually never heard about the 'kissies', but they are really cute -- and varied.

      Enjoyed seeing your note about a pattern coming from "patternsandsuch" as she's a friend of mine on Etsy where she sells many pc patterns in her Etsy Shop.

      Really enjoyed your story about the plastic canvas Kissies.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Lynne-Modranski: thank you for commenting. I am in the process of cutting out some of the kissies right now.

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      Lynne Modranski 6 years ago from Ohio

      My kids and I made these for all of the relatives one year for Christmas. Hope to do some with my grandkids this year! Thanks for sharing!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @ZenandChic: Thank you for blessing on this lens. I hope to be making many more on kissies in the future.

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Blessed!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Beaddoodler: Yes, they are good for all ages. This summer, my daughter (38), granddaughter (14), grandson (16) and I (61) all plan to work on making these kissies so that I can make new lenses on them.

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      Jennie Hennesay 6 years ago from Lubbock TX

      Great lens. What a wonderful craft for all ages!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @UKGhostwriter: Thank you. I plan to add 4 more that I found recently.

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      Great lens, really interesting resource. Well done!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Senora M: Thank you. They have a number of names they are called. I was introduced to them as kissies.

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      Cool lens. I've seen these, but wasn't sure what they were called.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @sorana lm: I know. They are that way for me, too. I love the little kissies. I plan to make quite a few of them so everyone can see what they look like and maybe buy some of them.

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      You put a smile on my face with this lens. They all look so cute.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @OrganicMom247: Not my dog, but I thought it looked pretty cool, too.

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      OrganicMom247 6 years ago

      I love the dog helping you doing your knitting.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @anonymous: I will have to look and see if I can find any. I think I know a book that I can do an Amazon feature on if they have it. I also want to put a tutorial on here on how to create the basic kissie so might come up with a pattern myself.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      They force you to smile! Very sweet and a great project with kids. How about Easter Kissies.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Love the plastic canvas Kisses! These are so cute. I have made coasters and Christmas ornaments with the plastic canvas. Love the 3D look of your Kisses.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @darciefrench lm: I hope to find the kissies that I made back in the 80's so that I can show everyone some new kissies. They came out gorgeous. I hope I did not give them away.

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      These are really adorable- thanks for sharing! -:)

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @doubleside lm: Thank you for reading it. It has been a love affair with the kissies ever since I first saw them.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @bdkz: I know, aren't they? I fell in love from the first minute I made them. I have some others made up that I need to get pictures of as soon as I can find them.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Miss_Organic: If you do, I want to see pictures. I love seeing what others do with the kissies.

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      Miss_Organic 6 years ago

      I just love the Santa with a beard! I am going to print a copy of that to make for next Christmas.

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      doubleside lm 6 years ago

      I love your lens. Thanks for making it!

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      bdkz 6 years ago

      These are adorable!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @ADVeals: Thank you, AD. I visit the PDTH blog a lot. I wish you luck on your lenses.

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      ADVeals 6 years ago

      toooooo cute gradmamarilyn :) I recognized you from the PDTH blog :) and had to stop by and say hi. I am new here as of today 1/18/11. Keep up the great work. :)

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @CCGAL: Thank you. The Kissies are easy to make and a great way to have quality time with the kids.

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      CCGAL 6 years ago

      I have seen these before, but never knew what they were called. I don't do plastic canvas, but I enjoy seeing what others have done with it. Thumbs up!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @jgelien: They are really cute for other times of the year, too. Imagine these in an Easter basket...well all except for the santas, of course. If you are lucky enough, you might be able to find one of the books for sale with cute bunnies and stuff in it.

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      jgelien 6 years ago

      These are very cute. I would love to make some for next Christmas. Thanks for your great ideas.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @MargoPArrowsmith: Yes, they are. I have noticed that they are running about $3.50 each. I used to sell them for $1 back in the 80's. I guess they are more valuable now. I have quite a few books with more of them in it. I also have a lot cut up somewhere, too. LOL

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      They are very cute and could be a low price staple product, I never knew what could be done with the pastic canvas