This Santa is a little different

paintingfoolSeptember 22, 2009

This Santa is one that I actually make. I only paint his eyes/face. I sew the Santa and glue on every hair on his face and head. And I know nothing about fur but his fur is mink. Hope you like him.


Here is a link that might be useful: Brushed by an Angel

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What a great Santa! I love him. He looks pretty big, so nice for Christmas!

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 10:28AM
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Thanks PG, he is about 25 inches long, 15 inches high when sitting. He takes me about three hours to make - it might be quicker if I used a pattern but I just guesstimate the size - that may be why no two are really alike. And I am not a fan of painting faces on fabric - can't always get the detail I want. Now that I am really looking at him I see the glue webs I had better brush off. Later,

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 11:53AM
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Bebe........I like him! He is just plain great! And you did him with no pattern.....WoW!

I'm not patient enough for trial and error. I like other people to do that for me, all I want to do is get to the best parts.

About the glue webs, I use my hair blower, on high, with a light sweeping. It shrinks all of the webs.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 12:18PM
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PF......Just visited your I know why! How wonderful to create something so beautiful and then do an even great thing by donating him to help fund painting events. And you chapter blog was fun to luck to have so many talented people in one place. I really need to find a group to paint with!


    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 1:04PM
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He's a cutie, Bebe. I really love his little belt too. The flowers and berries he's holding are so pretty--you sure did a nice job on his eyes too. Luvs

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 11:08PM
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Oh Bebe your Santa is so darling and his face is so cute. I love santa.


    Bookmark   September 24, 2009 at 12:00AM
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Luvs, his belt is from my slacks - I outgrew it a long time ago and had to cut off a lot of it...

Belle - Thanks for the hint with the blow dryer - it worked. Perhaps there is a painting chapter near you.

Punk - Thanks, I love Santas, whether I paint them or make them. I have a really cute Snowman I will post later.

Night, yall.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2009 at 12:32AM
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Hi PF!
Your Santa is really beautiful!
Going to go look for your blog..I didn't know !!

    Bookmark   September 26, 2009 at 6:09PM
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    Bookmark   October 3, 2009 at 10:34AM
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What a beautiful Santa, the eyes, the hair, his clothes and then, boy oh boy, mink boot tops! He is terrific!

I don't know if I could even attempt to duplicate your work, maybe I can try to make something similar. What is his body made of?


    Bookmark   October 10, 2009 at 3:28PM
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Joan, he is stuffed with polyfill. I have been asked several times for the pattern but I don't have one. A lot of times I just eyeball the measurements and cut. They don't always turn out the same but I really don't care - I like for them to look a little different. I love this particular fabric but I only have a bit left. So, I make him in pink moire with white fur, burgundy moire, and fabric samples of florals,etc., whatever looks nice. I hate cutting the mink - or any fur for that matter. His head is just a stuffed round ball of material. I do purchase his wool from a sheep farm - the lady keeps her sheep in coats so they don't have a lot of bramble and such in their wool. I like the curly kind. And I buy leftover Christmas floral picks after Christmas to decorate him with. I did notice that I didn't put his laces on his boots - better do that tomorrow. Thanks for the nice comments.

Here is a link that might be useful: Brushed by an Angel

    Bookmark   October 10, 2009 at 10:07PM
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