I made a small Santa last year (blogged here) inspired by an article in Art Doll Quarterly magazine and he's been languishing in a box ever since. The other day, I decided to try wiring him into a wreath. I found some flowers and greenery that coordinated with him in my floral supply stash. I'm really happy with how this turned out - and will be adding the wreath to my Etsy store, soon.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Friday, November 04, 2011
I finished another Santa, yesterday. I dressed him in turquoise taffeta and plan to add him to a Victorian-themed Christmas wreath. I found a couple of gorgeous floral sprays with peacock feathers (that I had forgotten I had!) and will try to work them into the wreath, too.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
I’ve been happily working on a couple of Santa dolls in between lots of other stuff. Christmas is coming!!! Here’s a nautical guy I just finished that I’m calling “The Jolly Old Man and the Sea,” (with apologies to Hemingway!). Although he’s a Santa doll, I deliberately understated the Christmas theme, by using neutral colors and just adding a little gold twig star to his wreath. This way, he can be comfortably displayed year round with other marine collectibles.