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#1 morgansacre

Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:40 PM

Hi,

Well after waiting for 8 weeks for some synthetic fur to arrive from Canada, I gave up and bought some very nice material from Spotlight....so I have now been able to complete 2 out of the 4 Santas. The other two I am hoping to complete tomorrow.

One of the Santa's has been boxed and will be posted to the Uk, for my brother and his wife on Monday.

Here is the one I finished today:


He stands 50cm tall. They have all taken me a long time to make, I have hand stitched where the pattern has said to glue it....I don't trust glue to hold. But I am extremely happy with the end result. They are gorgeous....if I do say so myself Tounge1.gif

So what do you think?

They are Christmas presents for my brother, my oldest son and my oldest daughter. I even made one for myself laughing2.gif

Lynn

#2 Missy Shelby

Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

I think that they are gorgeous.

What a clever and crafty OP! original.gif

#3 GoneWithTheWhinge

Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

They are fantastic! What pattern did you use?

#4 gemgirl

Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:36 AM

Love it!

#5 jrmama

Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

Wow Santa is so cool.  You have done a beautiful job creating him.  I agree with you 100% that your Santa is gorgeous!  Your family are so lucky to be getting them.  If you don't mind me asking where did you get the pattern?

#6 lisacat

Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

They look gorgeous. You should sell them.

#7 morgansacre

Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:53 AM

Thank you original.gif

The pattern is a Simplicity Crafts #9953. It has the Santa, 2 different Penguins and a Scarecrow in the patterns.

Unfortunately, doing 4 at the same time has taken a long time to make, so I dont think I could ever make them to sell. Plus I could only find some of the materials needed for them overseas. I got the red material from the USA, the buckles from Hong Kong. The fur I originally sourced from Canada, but it didn't arrive, so I found something else. When the fur did arrive I couldn't use it, as it makes me itch like crazy sad.gif

But as they were presents I have had fun making them. I'm now thinking what to do next Christmas....maybe a wreath or angel original.gif

Lynn

#8 morgansacre

Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:33 AM

Sorry to drag up this old thread but I just wanted to update it...

My Santa that went to the UK, arrived in perfect condition about 3 weeks before Christmas. I was so worried when it went through customs and it was xrayed the doll beads in it might look like drugs...I watch too much "Customs" I think...lol. I emailed the customs place and they said it would be gone over with a drug dog, so not to worry.

Anyway it arrived without being opened, and my brother and his wife loved it to bits. His DD's even made a video of them opening it...it made me cry to watch my brother who I haven't seen in 35 years.

I gave the last 3 Santas to my oldest son's family, my oldest daughters family and the last I gave to my mum and dad. They all loved them very much, so I am stoked about that original.gif

OK this thread can go back into oblivion, I have finished with it now.

Lynn

#9 Snagglepussed

Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:08 AM

What a lovely update Lynn....



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