Monday, November 25, 2013

Roly Poly

I have sadly moved on from Halloween to Christmas. I love Christmas too,especially Santas and I have some new ideas I am excited to try once I get a few commissions done.  This rolypoly is already accounted for but I really loved making him.  I wanted to add some of the cute vintage pinecone elves I put on a santa last year but needed mini versions.  So I decided to make some! I tried making spun cotton hats for them and it is the first time I have attempted it.  I am really pleased with how they turned out and hope to do more experimenting with spun cotton.  They were hard though! Love the mink trim on Santa too. Yes, those are tiny mushrooms in one of the elves hands and no, they are not hallucinogenic.  My husbands first question, sheesh!  The Santa below was another one I made and is also sold. I wanted to use a snowman and I enjoy making tiny toys and finding them too.  It is getting harder all the time though. I have several Santas that I have been saving little treasures to put on them for some time.I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I know I am thankful to all of you who regularly visit my blog, have purchased my art, and just been my friend. Big hug to all, Tammy