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Monday, December 13, 2010

DISPLAY OF HOMEMADE SANTAS...

GOOD MORNING!  I am featuring our home made wooden Santa's today, enjoy!  Many of these were made long ago.
This is our floor Santa.  I designed him many years ago and my hubby cut out the form for me out of clear pine.  He made a stand for him and then I painted him.  My son-in-law Mark has always loved him and so we surprised him with one last Christmas.  He stands about 2 feet tall.

This is our moon Santa and we have been making him for a very long time.  We have given many as gifts through the years.


The one on the left is an original pattern made in the eighties.  And the one on the right is an Intarsia Santa made from a pattern by hubby.

The one on the right is a shelf version of the standing Santa with a different face.  The one on the left is one made from a pattern.  Hubby does all the cutting out and we both paint.

The sleeping shelf Santa was from a pattern with a face I created and the Raggedy Ann is our own pattern.

I really love this one and it is one featured in our yet to be published craft book as a pattern.
Hubby is a fisherman and I just had to create an Intarsia Santa.  I fashioned the vest after a real one our oldest daughter gave hubby for Christmas one year.


These are other figures we made many years ago.  I made the Gnomes from looking at the Gnome book which I love-ha!  And the jolly old man was made with a likeness to a paper doll Christmas card.


This is another one that I really love!
He is our own creation and also featured in our pattern book.  He is also an Intarsia pattern, which means that all the parts are cut out like a mosaic, glued back together and painted.  His face is my signature Santa.  I have been drawing Santa since I was a child.


And last but not least, this is an over the door or window Santa.  He was a pattern in my hubby's woodworking book but the face I created is my own.  I really like him a lot, too.  He is over our window in the den. 
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10 comments:

Ginny said...

You are both so talented!! The Victorian Santa seems a bit more true to the real St. Nick, do you think? But my very favorite is the moon Santa!!! I don't have any Santas around the house, but I do have a tiny moon one that I love. It is a charm to hang on a Longaberger basket. He is in the kitchen now, the basket full of Christmas candy.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Kerrie these are wonderful my grandchildren was here when I read your post and they were so excited to see the santas.

Yvonne.

Doris Sturm said...

What a wonderful Santa collection, Kerrie. I think they are all very pretty, but my favorite is the Santa Moon and your Intarsia Santa...very cheerful collection :-)

Gloria said...

Hi Kerrie.:) wow, what a wonderful display of Santas. They are really good. I've never thought of doing a Santa but I have done garden ladies out of wood. I may try this sometime this coming year. Great work. Thanks for charing.

Shirl said...

Hello, I'm still making my Pink Saturday visits. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Love your Santa's that you made, you pink post is adorable this week!
Happy Holidays, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Beverly said...

Kerrie, each one is a work of art. I'll be showing them to my mother. She is a Santa lover, and she has been collecting them for many years.

Donna said...

These are all wonderful, Kerrie! You and your hubby remind me of me and my hubby.....he does all the wood cutting, and we do the painting!

Hugs,
Donna

Janean said...

kerrie, how cute are these? the moon santa is great!

Micki said...

What a wonderful display of Santas! I love Santa too!
Micki

Jeanne said...

Kerrie, you are a Santa artist. I truly loved visiting your wonderful post of handmade treasures that are lovingly painted by you. Thank you for sharing every one of your works of art. The fishing Santa was very clever.
Wishing you Merry Christmas blessings.
Hugs, Jeanne