May 26, 2008

My newest Santa!

I've worked on this Santa for longer than most of my projects!

His face is made from sculpey, with glass eyes, mohair beard and hair, and his body is a cotton batting covered wire armature. I made his little shoes out of two kinds of leather. His cotton velvet coat is trimmed in real lambs wool and vintage trim. Wool mittens and pants, with all kinds of toys!

I'm not sure yet if I'll be offering him for sale - he's been around here for so long now,
I'd probably really miss him!

11 comments:

Lori said...

Nancy, he is gorgeous!!! you should keep him as a treat for yourself:) i would...

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Your Santa is wonderful. Just wonderful.

Victorian Lady said...

Incredible! There is SO much detail! :)

Mere

sheila said...

Oh, he is just wonderful!!

nicol sayre said...

Hi Nancy
He is wonderful! Oh , do keep him for yourself if you possibly can... I have so little of my own work I wish I could go back sometimes! Thanks for your dear note and I do hope all is well with you.
Take care! xoxox nicol

Doreen said...

OH MY GOODNESS...HE'S GORGEOUS!!! Truly amazing Nancy.

:)Doreen

Sara~Graphic Pretties said...

WOW Nancy! He is Fab! I would keep him too...what a talent you are! :)

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Oh my gosh, he is great, you should be proud of your beautiful work.

Pond Creek Primitives said...

Nancy, he is just PHENOMENAL !! A wonderful work of art from a fabulous, sincere artist ~ he surely would be hard to part with!

Bee

Katy Lin :) said...

he's adorable! what a talented lady you are!

Pat said...

This is such an exquisite Santa Claus! Such care and detail! I hope he will be cheished always as your family heirloom.
Hugs, Pat