Saturday, December 22, 2012
St Nick, Santa or Sorcerer???
Here is the homemade Jolly little...Hmmm? Is this St. Nick? Is it Santa? Or is it a Scorcerer?
I finally decided it was time to finish this project and send this home where he belongs.
Then two years ago we decided to actually take the pattern out of the envelope and make one for each of us as a trial. It was a trial to be certain. The directions were terrible and the design was not friendly. We improvised and made our own version. Then they sat unfinished. This year I decided it was time to finish them and give my girlfriend hers for Christmas.
Here is a close up of how I finished off the cuff with braided trim and beading. It was difficult to sew at best. I managed to finish the cuffs, hem the bottom of the coat and sew on the jingle bell at the tip of the hat and place the snowflake on his hand. Wrapped up and gifted and now he is in his new home. This looks nothing like the pattern photo but I think there is potential with our design.
This photo I left blurred as this one is mine and I have not completed him yet. Now that I have posted this I will be certain to finish him. Not for this holiday season but early in the new year. I actually really like mine! I can honestly say I won't be making multiples of these for family and friends as they are unbelievably complex and tedious. I do understand the first of anything is always the most difficult but somehow I don't think this St. Nick, Santa, Sorcerer will get any easier to create.
I am enjoying seeing the Christmas lights on homes as I drive around. This past week Mr. C and I were able to enjoy our local Victorian Christmas which is celebrating its 35th anniversary. It was magical and we had such a good time. Now it is time to celebrate with friends and family throughout the next few days and evenings. Holiday Blessings with Peace and Joy for all in 2013...