i really wanted to call this post
"what do elmer fudd and john lennon have in common?"
some of the santas i have been making kind of look like one or the other
with a little albert einstein thrown in the mix
but the visuals for that are fading fast
(on another note, i wonder what those three might have to talk about, were they all thrown into one room... i'm digressing though...)
i've been working on things for my upcoming annual sale
and at the top of the list was this santa decoration by "talented friends"
there are four santas hitched together but each one is finished a little differently
i'm making three of them: one in red, one in steely blue-grey and one in a kind of tweedy fabric
(still not sure which is my favourite, but then again, they aren't finished yet!)
the group above is in various states of completion
and since these photos have been taken i've added more hats and fur trim, twine and jingle bells
not hair though as i ran out and there's none to be had in these here parts
so a big thank you to my dear s-i-l who saved the day and is sending me some more!
the fellow above is the one who reminds me of john lennon
(and even a bit like that guy that played the rotten saxon king in the movie "king arthur" with clive owen... but i digress.... i can be excused though because i'm digressing about clive own...right laura??)
below is a detail shot of the fur around the feet
(i'll take some better shots tomorrow when the light is good)
when i loaded this picture on my laptop i realized the red santas were standing behind and you can just see them peeking in
i made them in all three colours for a purely selfish reason
i want one for myself and couldn't decide what colour
so they're kind of an experiment.... a study in santa decorations
and i'll take everything i like from all three and put it together in one for me
theoretically i should end up with one i love
i need your help with another project i hope to start on tomorrow
i want to make a "12 days of christmas advent calendar"
and i was thinking that i would assign each day a word that has special meaning at christmas time
and that would give me a theme for whatever i make for the pocket
so far i've thought of
wonder (thanks again karen b. of todolwen!)
sparkle, shimmer or shine????
i'm not necessarily sold on all of these and would love to hear what you might add to this list....
also, thanks to all of you who wanted to join in on my Christmas book project
i'm happy to announce you're all in!
(i simply just couldn't leave anyone out - it would be like that awful playground stuff in a grown-up version)
(mary and kim, please email me so i can send you the info;
your profiles don't have email addresses attached)
i am so very excited about it and am looking forward to seeing all your wonderful cards - i think this will be one of the best projects i've ever embarked on!