Dec 24, 2010

Santa Claus is com'n to town!

I'm crazy about Santa's, especially the Strictly Christmas Santas.  They work-up just so nicely.  I got into them when a friend of mine did a few of these for her grandchildren.  My experience is that the painted design looks completely different than the finished piece.  I'm ashamed to say that there are three that are practically done but have not been finished... ah well, it's all about the process, right?

My dream is to work up all that I have in my collection (the stash has at least 10, well ok, a lot more than 10) into stand-ups and place them on my dining room table.  I'm talking a cluster of Santas of every kind!  The backgrounds are all being done in two creams: a wool and a twist.

The fur is being worked in a couple strands of Alpaca in Turkey Work.  The trees are all being done in a variegated green in a layered lazy-daisy.

Sugar and Spice (above) is perhaps my favorite.  This is the first Sugar and Spice Santa, I have a second one in production that I'm doing for one of SIL who has the same Santa affliction.  The doll has been worked using Stumpwork techniques.

This "fatty" Santa was fun to do (below).  Check out the beaded star on top of the tree and the couched gold star near his pocket.  I'm rethinking the way I worked the pom-pom on the hat and will most likely do a half pom-pom instead.

Guitar Santa was actually more like Musical Santa when I started.  The Guitar was actually a violin.  I changed it to reflect my husband's Martin acoustic, six string, box Guitar.  I'm planning on putting frets on the guitar and six strings.  The piano cords are all worked in Petite Very Velvet.  The pom-pom has not yet been worked.

LilyStitch wishes you the best of holidays!  Thank you for reading along and joining in our journey this year.  I hope that your Santa brings you everything that you hoped and wish for.

Christa, Lilystitch and

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