Well, here we are in the last week of October. Hopefully, the finished Shanty Claus dolls will be photographed and uploaded to the web site before too long. Both of my web sites are in need of major upgrades. I’m currently working on a new Santa for my Just Clauses site. I haven’t made one of those in awhile… and I really wanted to get back to them. He’s going to be a Maine lobsterman, sitting on a replica wooden lobster trap that I purchased in a shop on the Ocean City boardwalk. I added wire to his arms and legs for flexibility. I spent the day before yesterday creating his hat – that meant drafting an original pattern and figuring out how to put it together. I originally had interfacing in the brim but that made it too stiff – so out it came! Then it was back to the drawing board… Anyway, I finally finished it – see below. I’m working on his jacket, next... Lord knows, I do have fun with this stuff!