Saturday, November 20, 2010

One to go HOHOHO!!!

I just love painting my ooaks. Adding all the details. Shading in the wisdom lines...some folks call them wrinkles...I say  wisdom lines AND I have earned each and every one of mine, thank you very much  ^_^.  Coloring their mouths and cheeks to bring out just a hint of blush.  Bringing some personality through by the color of their eyes and adding a tiny bit of glimmer that is surely to catch YOUR eye.

The first of the two Santa pins I am working on is complete. I am rather proud of him. He turned out well and jolly. He is wearing a hooded cape that has a wool yarn attached around the rim. I made a tiny silk rosette attached to a felt leaf with a pair of jingle bells and then I attached it to the hood. Dangles of light rose crystals and glass sead beads hang down from the silk rosette. Look closely and you can see a little twinkle in Santa's eye.
 I love making any shape, form or fashion. My pins are not small and I know it's so hard to judge by a photo just what the size of something is. The one I just completed measures 4 inches long and about 3 1/2 inches wide. They look beautiful worn on a jacket, sweater or even a plain sweatshirt. You could even attach a ribbon to the pin on back and hang them from your tree....instant Christmas ornament.  Or perhaps attach one to a bow on a Christmas wreath to hang upon the wall. I love making gifts for people, especially ones that can be used several different ways. I think this will be a gift that the Chazman's teacher will remember and get to enjoy for many years to come.

Now...on to the next!!!  I have been considering making a few to put in my Etsy shop. Do you think they would sell? Let me know what you think, please. It's a Santa Pole......hahaha...get it!!! OK...I think I need to get back to work.

Until next time.....Hugs, Regi


  1. Hi, Regi - wow, I had no idea what an ooak was, I love yours. Amazing detail, I am impressed by your artistically wrinkly ooaks!

  2. Hi Regi,
    Thank you for visiting and following my blog!
    I'd love you to use that owl for your nieces' pouches! I hope I can see them here soon.

    I'm following you, I liked the stuff you make, you are really good!

    Come and visit my blog soon!
    Have a nice Sunday!

  3. These pins are amazing, Regi! You do such amazing work.

    xo Erin

  4. He looks fantastic! You could try it out on your etsy shop to see how it does. :) It's perfect for the season - and this coming weekend is sure to be a big shopping one. Go for it! :)

  5. Thank you all for the lovely compliments. I just LOVE my friends!!

    Theresa...if I can get some done by this weekend I just might put some in the shop..I'm working on a few things so I might just remember to add them for next year. ^_^

    Cecilia...I will do a post when I get them done...thank you for the inspiration my bew friend.

    Hugs to all,

  6. ABSOLUTELY stunning! You amaze me. You truly do.