Thursday, September 23, 2010

Miniature Santa Au Naturel...

A few years ago, I designed and made a small (doll-house scale) Santa Claus doll. I gave him as a little extra thank-you gift to one of my wonderful eBay customers. Anyway, I always meant to make another and just recently found my original pattern. The clothing pattern is missing – so I’ll have to redraw that.

I have a copy of a great old book, Dolls to Make for Fun and Profit, and the author, Edith Flack Ackley, recommends stitching small dolls by hand, so that’s what I did - and it was actually easier than following pencil lines by machine on something this tiny. Santa is a little less than six inches tall so he's just the right proportion for a 1/12 scale dollhouse. His arms and legs are wired for flexibility and I ran dental floss through the body to attach them. Next, he has to be gessoed and painted.

2 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

I will enjoy watching this Santa take form!
RITE NAO HEE IZ KINDA EMMMBRIONIK...;-) (BUT AI HAS NEBER BORN A DOLL BEFOR....)

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Wonderful! I am looking forward to see how he starts looking with your talented fingers at work on him! blessings,Kathleen