Santa’s Little Helper

This sweet gent is Father Christmas. This three piece doll set is #249.

I love old world Santas. And the idea of Santa traveling through the forest on horseback, delivering special gifts to sweet children who dream of him in their sleep.That thought inspired this charming fellow who has a very special helper.

Santa is 16″ tall, while his horse is 6″ tall and 9.5″ from nose to tail.








Father Christmas is now available in my Etsy shop. You can also read more about his construction there! Thanks for visiting!

Jolly Old St. Nick!


Who’s the jolliest elf of them all? This guy of course. Jolly Old St. Nick is a big guy! He measures 32″ long from the top of his hat to the tip of his toes. (This will be my only big Santa of the season.) He’s been made of muslin & is stuffed with fiberfill. He’s been hand-painted & sanded a couple of times, giving him such a lovely, aged patina. Santa’s torso has been rag-stuffed & weighted so that he sits nicely. He’s been sealed so that he may be lightly dusted after display. His arms are button jointed.

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Santa’s face has been painted with a variety of media. His nose & bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand, giving him such dimension & great a little pout. He has needle-sculpted hands & fantastic brown boots with detailed red laces. St. Nick’s gloves & boots have been heavily distressed, giving them great vintage appeal!

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Jolly Old St. Nick wears corduroy britches, held up by polka dot suspenders. They’ve been hemmed by hand. His shirt is made of taupe osnaburg & features tons of hand-stitching. Santa’s coat is made of deep red velveteen & is edged with warm & natural batting. It’s been applied by hand. That long hat is made from the same fabric as Santa’s suspenders & is edged with that super snuggly, warm & natural batting.


The sweet horse this guy carries is constructed from 5 separate pieces. It is made of muslin, has been hand-painted & sanded & is sealed with a matte uv varnish. His mane & tale are needle-felted in place. He limbs are attached with vintage, mother of pearl buttons.


Santa’s wavy white hair is 100% mohair. It has been applied with light glue for extra security & needle-felting.

Santa ends tonight on Ebay. Click here to have this fellow spread cheer around your Christmas home.