Tuesday, November 30, 2010

a different kind of re'New

Making these little guys tonite -

"Santa" ornaments crafted from an old chair spindle.  Crackled and peeling red paint made this a no brainer on what they would become.

What's been waiting on these, is that I wasn't happy with the painted faces and beards that I had tried.

But then I came across this little stuffed alpaca figure that I had been given in a bag of donated materials. 

This may be traumatic for some - but I skinned the little bugger and now his wonderful fiber has become the wild wooly beards of my santa's!

There was only a bit of the white alpaca - so maybe there will be a brown bearded Santa in this bunch :)

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