Then, in just a matter of minutes, a thick mist descended and blanketed everything with a dense mantle of fog! It is indeed December 1st, and winter is making it’s appearance here in the Pacific Northwest! That means that Christmas is not too far away!! The countdown begins!!!
With thoughts of Christmas, come thoughts of SANTA, and as you can see by my new header, (with special thanks to my husband Jeff) I have several new ones I have created! They were actually started last year but were never able to be finished due to an unexpected trip. I even have one more waiting to be completed, but am happy I got two of them done, even if it did take me a whole year!! I guess the old saying fits appropriately here, “SLOW, BUT SURE!” Hopefully the last one will not take me a whole year to complete!!
The Santas are made with the same pattern by Hidden in the Attic, a favorite of mine, but I did try to make each one unique, starting with the robes!
The brown fabric is a brushed flannel and shows a bit lighter in the picture due to the flash! Both Santas stand about 19” tall and are weighted with sand, so they stand very well on their own! The red fabric is also a brushed flannel, and is also darker in person.
I found 2 wonderful vintage bottle brush trees during one of my “treasure hunts” and thought they would be perfect for each Santa to hold! I just wish I could have found one more for the last Santa, but have another idea for him!
I also used some really thick store twine for his rope tie and old skeleton keys, with handmade tags and a rusty bell so he can “jingle all the way!”
The beards, also a bit different, are real sheep’s wool, and the eyes are also a bit different, making each one unique. They will be added to my Picture Trail soon, so keep checking back! This is a very busy time for my online professor husband who also happens to be my Picture Trail, blog, computer guru, so I have to be patient! He has a MASSIVE AMOUNT of papers to post and grade and very kindly and graciously helps me when he can!! I could not do it without him!!!
I am so happy to welcome all of you new followers to my humble little blog, and love nothing better than reading your comments, so just know how much it warms my heart to see and hear about your interest!! With all of the MANY WONDERFUL BLOGS out there, I am honored that you chose to stop by!! It may seem like a little thing, but believe me, EACH AND EVERY COMMENT AND VISIT IS VALUED!! Many, many thanks!!!
Oh, and remember the frost I mentioned in the beginning of this post? Well, it is mostly gone, but the fog is STILL HERE!! I am STILL hoping the sun will break through!! Till then……
Wishing you a day filled with
warmth from the heart~~