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Santa Has Now Arrived :)
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:40 PM
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
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
Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:53 AM
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
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
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
OK this thread can go back into oblivion, I have finished with it now.
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