Thursday, December 9, 2010

What's Better Than Santa??




More Santas! These Santa-Boyz are now completed and are joining the first Santa I made, shown here. The three of them have traveled around the house, posing in various spots to find just the right place to hang out. The two new Santas began on the dining table, probably in hopes of a snack.





Then they found their buddy and hung out in front of the Yule Logs quilt and holiday pillow. You can't see it well in the photo, but the gold-trimmed Santa is a bit of a leaner. He may need his stuffing rearranged a little before I call him done. I love Old World Santas, and this pattern is quite simple, requiring just basic sewing skills. The pattern link is in the eariler post. Our daughter Joanna is visiting Florida for a few days from New York, and has claimed the green Santa to take home with her. So he got finished just in time to travel north. They're all under the tree right now.








There are a few more Santas like this short gold one around the house, too, helping to make it festive for the season. Joanna and I visited Epcot at Disney World when I picked her up in Orlando. The trees and decorations there also helped put us in the Christmas spirit! The tree below was a small one at our Coronado Springs hotel. It was lovely with those pink poinsettias around the bottom.




4 comments:

Susan said...

Love the apple border on the quilt. The santas look great.

Nancy said...

The santas are great and just so cute.....They will definitely become treasures you bring out each year.....

Jan said...

These guys are cute! I missed your earlier post, I guess I shall jump back and visit it. Nice festive creations!

sonja said...

your old world Santas are most charming, and detailed! i love that you took your time to perfect them as well!
for several decades i have made an Old Nick type on canvas in that shape that is entirely painted and when folks see it for the first time they ask ,what is it made of? i had a friend up yesterday that has one of my very first ones. i have refind them and some are fatter and some are taller,each year something changes it seems..sometimes known as "bullet Santas" around here, i make then in red and an off white and are made in the fashion of the old chocolate molds of the turn of century before this last one. i saw them in a early Americana craft book 30 years ago and they wrote that people went on to pour chalk into molds and paint those figures . the older versions of the cloth ones where painted with oil paints that hardened . this was looong before our beloved acrylic paints. thank you for sharing your Santas with us! i have one ready to give a second coat of paint to before staining and varnishing. be prepared to take orders on your Santa figures!