Monday, November 1, 2010

Guess Who's Coming to Town?

It's getting to be that time of year. I finally made a couple of Santa dolls that please me. I actually used a Brenda Gervais pattern as a starting point and then added my own touches. These were fun and much more my style than others I have tried in the past which turned out too weird or primitive looking. I think it's all the facial hair that threw me off but I was able to get this wonderful wool locally from Maple Frost Farm in Langdon, NH. It is from Leicester Longwool sheep and nicely curly.

This is Santa with the Green Velvet Coat

And this is Santa with the White Woolen Coat which I embroidered with a light green chain stitch. I found the most perfect woolen blanket at a thrift sale this year. It is just the perfect shade of white and the perfect thickness and texture. I almost couldn't bear to cut it up but then that is why I got it!



Katie said...

Great Santa. I love all the details. And I love Christmas!

Becky Shander said...

Your Santa is so cute, and I love that it has primitive roots, yet it is also modern looking. The fabric choices are all perfect, especially the cozy pants (Santa sure is well dressed!)

Saskia said...

Oooh... beautiful work!!!

Saskia :)