Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's a Mini Santa!!!

I have been steadly working on all the Christmas gifts for the family these last couple of weeks. I don't know why in the world I always seem to want to wait until I have the Christmas decorations up before I start getting "jiggie" with it. (I've always wanted to use that word...LOL..sorry) I have made one of my new year's resolutions and this one I'm going to stick with...stop laughing..I am I tell you I am!!!   You haven't even read what it is stop laughing and keep reading. (I know that most are laughing, thinking about all the resolutions that are made each year and none of them ever getting past the first few weeks) The one I'm talking about is regarding my ooaks and any gifts I need to make during the year. I'm going to make the resolution that they will be done three months ahead of when they need to be. I think that's a good goal to give myself. Hey wait, when is Easter? OMGOSH...I need to get busy!!!!

I like to make my lil man Chaz's teachers gifts. For Mrs. Haak, his homeroon teacher he requested a Santa.
Seeing that the time is so close to them being out for the holidays I decided to try my hand at a tiny or mini Santa. Most of the ones I make are at least 12 inches tall so to make a 6 inch one has been an adjustment. He is turning out to be a size that I think I will be adding to my Santa making.  Below, are some photos of him so far. Standing he is, yes you guessed, six inches. Sitting he is six inches also.  I made a tiny mushroom stool for him to sit on and it makes him sit at 6 inches and believe it or not I did not plan the height being the same. Honest...I'm not smart enough to have thought of that on my own. Must have been one of those "muse" things.

Santa's mushroom stool is a small wooden votive holder with a clay cushion. Both are painted and then the cushion dipped in MICA flakes. Santa has a suit of wool yarn. His boots are made from clay and then handrubbed with paint to give them an old leather look. His scrunchy socks are real pieces of sock. His belt is felt with a sterling silver clasp serving as the belt buckle. I am currently working on his red flannel cape and hood that will be trimmed in the same wool as his outfit. He will be holding a tiny Bear. Of course, I will post another photo when he is complete. I hope that Mrs. Haak will enjoy her Mini Santa and remember Chaz each year for many years to come.

Until next time,



  1. He's adorable!

    Good luck with your resolution. I don't even bother to make them any more!

  2. Aww thanks Brenda..well I make them and try so hard to keep them..LOL!! This year I am going to make and keep a few. Now you be the good friend you are and remind me of that in February!!!

  3. Hey, Regi. Saw your post on SITS - I use MS Livewriter and you can set the time it publishes. Came w/computer.
    And THANKS SO MUCH 4 grabbing my button. You're the 1st, I think. You made my day!

  4. Hi Colleen...thank you so much for the info. I will have to check into that. Ohhh, you are so welcome..I love your site!!