Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Every Dollmaker Has a Few Santas in Their Closet.

I found some snapshots of some of the very first dolls I ever made and thought I would share them with you. I started by making Santa dolls about twenty years ago. Most doll folk I know have a few of these guys in their past.

This is the only Santa I ever wanted to keep forever. We have many musicians in our clan and this guy felt like family with his fiddle ready to be bowed and his singing mouth. He is the only one I dust off and set up every winter.

This Santa found his way into a friends house as a gift. There weren't very many early Santas that I wasn't a little afraid of. Catching the right Santa expression is difficult to say the least. I'm sorry to say that I churned out my fair share of this next guy......

Maybe he was a Halloween Santa?