Thursday, December 1, 2016

Patriotic Santa is Done!

I've just finished my Patriotic Santa for next weeks' Winter Festival at the hospital (where I work). I may try to make one more Santa from a different pattern, but I may not have a chance - I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new grandson. Due date is today, and I would've bet good money he'd be early, but here I wait.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Blessings

"What if, today, we were grateful for everything."

Charlie Brown

Monday, November 21, 2016

Figuring it out as I go

I've got a little time today to make some progress on my Patriotic Santa, so I'm trying to design-as-I-go. I think my next step will be hair/beard/mustache. I don't know...I think he looks pretty weird at this point. Hopefully hair and hat will improve things.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Starting a New Santa

If there's ever a year to make a Patriotic Santa, this is it (whatever your politics may be). So I've pulled out some fabrics in reds and blues, stripes and stars. I'm not sure yet what combination I'll use, but I've got quite a stash from which to choose.

I've sewn and stuffed a basic pancake doll, and just finished a dimensional nose that I'll ladder stitch to the face. This was not the easiest bit to turn right side out and stuff!
 
Pinning the nose in place.

Nose ladder stitched in place.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sleepytime Santas are Done!

Just finished the last details, and got them photographed. I feel like I've accomplished something!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

So close...

I've gotten the basic painting and shading done on the faces, and am preparing to sew them to the neck stubs. I just might get them done today!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Nightshirts are done!

After I sew on arms, these nightshirts are ready to go on the bodies. This happens before the head/face goes on because they'd never fit over the heads.
 
Santas sitting around in their boxers; slippers are done.
 
 
Stay tuned!

Friday, November 11, 2016

On the Worktable Today

I took advantage of my day off from work, and started sewing two Santas from my Sleepytime Santa pattern. I'm doing two of them assembly line style to best use the time I have to sew.
 
I bought these two plaid flannels on eBay the other day. I have a third coming, but we'll see how things go time-wise. The Winter Festival (sale) at the hospital is December 9th, so I may or may not be able to get another done by that date.
 
What I forgot to include in the photo was the felt slippers I've made. The Santa on the left will have black slippers (unless I change my mind). The Santa on the right will have dark gray slippers.
 
I'm getting ready to start cutting out their nightshirts. It's only 5:30, but it feels much later as it's dark and I've been at this all day.
 
You can see some of my other Sleepytime Santas HERE or in my Santa Gallery.