Sunday, October 13, 2013

Driftwood Santa

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

Beachcomber Santa

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.