Sunday, October 13, 2013
Here's my newest boy. He's sitting on an interesting piece of driftwood that I purchased in "The Old Salt" on the Ocean City, NJ boardwalk. The driftwood has tiny bits of shell embedded in it. I left it in the back seat of my seldom used car all summer in a plastic bag to make sure there were no live "critters" in it! Santa is not affixed to the driftwood so he could be seated anywhere.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
I just finished a new Santa doll. I wasn't sure how I was going to accessorize him until I found a little basket (in my stash) trimmed in the same colors he is wearing, mauve and grey. I glued in some small shells, some purchased and a few gathered from the beach in Ocean City, NJ. The plastic shell-shaped buttons on his jacket were another serendipitous find, again from my stash. I had forgotten I had them. I embroidered the open edges of his jacket with the up and down buttonhole stitch.