I finished another Santa for my Shanty Claus web site, although I haven’t uploaded him, yet. His name is Beardsley. The origin of his name is Old English and it means “bearded one” – and so he is! I have a couple more Santas ready to be dressed, so I’m hoping to get them finished soon. I had to order more lovely Cotswold wool – my favorite wool for beards.
Beardsley is holding a neat old (1899) leather-bound Catholic prayer manual that belonged to a priest named William Brody. I’m also including the souvenir card of his ordination at St. Catherine’s Church in PA on December 12, 1915. I do love these pretty little pieces of the past. And I think they lend an aura of history to the Santa dolls.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I’ve been on a “finishing up” tear, lately. Here is a postcard finished for my Etsy shop. The front was done awhile ago – I just needed to add my printed postcard back and the zigzag stitches around the edges. Feels so good to get things done…
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
I finally finished up another of the pins I had started last winter in Susan Sorrell’s Funky Felt Pins class. These just look so cute on denim jackets. I had bought a Liz Claiborne jean jacket in Macy’s on sale last spring for my sister’s birthday and pinned one of my felt pins on it before I gave it to her.
She was delighted.