Woodland Santa and his sweet Companions

This is my newest holiday Santa and I have to tell you I am smitten with him! I love the sweet company he keeps but my favorite thing about him is his color palette. Some special details about this guy: he’s big! Santa measures 19.5″ tall. His deer measure 10.5 inches tall (excluding antlers) and are 9.5 inches wide from nose to tail. I’ve used real deer antler buttons on his under robe! These were hand-crafted from a fellow artist her in Kentucky. I met him at the Minnie Adkins Day show I did back in July and as soon as I saw these buttons I knew I would use them on a Santa. This felt like the right Santa. It adds to the charm of this woodland fellow! Santa’s sweet annie garland that he holds in his hands also contains two small bird feathers. I think these add such a nice touch to the woodland theme. But it’s also a small detail that you might not even notice right away. The wool used for Santa’s beard and hair is my favorite type of wool! I think it’s just so soft and appealing. It adds such a nice, old world touch to this charming fellow.

Please enjoy the many photos I took of Woodland Santa #248!
















Woodland Santa is currently available in my Etsy shop.

The latest items on Etsy.

Here are a just a few, and I mean a few, of the latest items I’ve added to my etsy shop. Just a little treat for the eyes! Each photo links to the available item in my shop.


PFATT Marketplace Update

It’s that time! Time for the PFATT Marketplace Update. It’s been awhile since I’ve offered anything on the site & I’m super happy to show you what I’ve made for this month’s update. It’s a Christmas in July theme over at the PFATT Marketplace, so if you’re dreaming of cooler weather, head over there at 1 PM EST today & feel the chill while browsing all the delightful Christmas offerings.

This is my offering this month on my PFATT Marketplace page:

An OOAK hand-painted 8 piece ornament set with matching keepsake gift box.

Don’t you just love it! These little guys are made of osnaburg fabric with quilt batting inside the layers. They’re painted to perfection with lots of shading & detail & are sealed with a matte sealant with added UV protection. You’ll get four Santas & four Reindeer & one little guy even has a red nose to light the way on Christmas night. They’re about 4-5″ tall & would look so lovely on your Christmas tree or dangling from a Christmas themed garland. These little fellows are signed & are for interior use only.

$55.00 + $7.00 insured shipping through USPS Priority mail. Just email me to purchase.

Make sure you visit the PFATT Marketplace & browse all the scrumptious Christmas art! There are lots of goodies to be had.

Claudette, A Sweet Primitive Reindeer

ClaudetteHeadToToe This little girl is sure to bring a smile or two! Meet Claudette. She’s my original design & has been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill . Claudette measures 17.5″ from the top of those awesome antlers to the bottom of her pretty little boots. She’s been painted & sanded many times, giving her a lovely, aged patina. She has been sealed with a combination of matte & glossy sealers so that she may be beautifully preserved. Claudette can sit with assistance. Her knees have been sewn through. She also has a hemp loop attached to her back for hanging. 

Claudette’s face has been painted with a variety of media. Her bottom lip & nose have been needle-sculpted by hand.

Claudette’s fingers have been needle-sculpted as well. She sports tan gloves. She also sports pretty brown boots complete with tan socks & red detailed laces.

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The apron dress Claudette wears is made from 100% cotton Moda prints in festive red & cream. Claudette’s blouse has been made of taupe osnaburg & features a big, vintage, mother of pearl button at the neckline. It also features hand-gathered sleeves. All exposed hems have been hand-stitched. There is also hand-stitching at the back of Claudette’s blouse & along the neckline.

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Claudette’s hair is curly, light brown 100% mohair. I’ve applied it with light glue & needle-felting.

Claudette will be available tonight at 9:17PM EST. She will end Sunday, Dec. 14th at 9:17 PM EST. Click here to view or bid.


(I have two dolls listed this week. Don’t forget to check out Gloria–below.)