Monday, January 3, 2011

It's never too late for Santa...

I make at least one Santa doll per year. It's become a tradition that I make a mystery (Santa) doll for our annual Emergency Department Christmas/holiday party and auction (proceeds go to needy individuals/families identified by ED staff). I think I've done this for the past 15 years or so, and many of the Santa dolls (except for the very early ones) are featured on my website in the Santa Gallery.

For the first time, our holiday party will be held during the month of January - this coming Saturday, to be exact. I got a pretty decent start on said doll yesterday. I try to use a different pattern every year, or design a new one, if time allows. This year's doll is from a pattern by "Handmade with Love" called "Santa had a Little Lamb." I'm not going to post a photo until the party and auction is over, as gifts are auctioned off sight-unseen. That just adds to the fun.

Friday is our last band rehearsal for the party's entertainment. Fingers crossed that all goes well.


Unknown said...

Fingers crossed here for you! I look forward to seeing your Santa! Good luck..


Robin's Egg Bleu said...

You are a dear sweet person to be doing this for the last 15 years. I know how many hours it takes to do this sort of thing and they are receiving one heck of a gift from you. You're an angel.

Anxious to see him all finished!
Take Care,

Susie McMahon said...

Selfless people rock!!!

Deanna Hogan said...

Successful auction! Thanks, everyone ;-)