Monday, December 20, 2010

The Wait Is Over!

Sorry for the delay...Blogger was posting my pictures SIDEWAYS - Errrr!
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Well,  you've waited long enough...so here is my blog challenge project!

 This is Santa's Little Elf!  He has a hooked face, a wool cloth body, and woolen clothes.  The beard is hooked with Angora goat locks, and the back of his head is hooked with wool roving.
I'll point out the challenge items used:  red pompom on top of the hat, star button adorns the middle of his jacket, white pipe cleaner was used in the candy canes, ribbon is tied around the present in his sack, the green pipe cleaner holds the green glittery tree with jingle bell.  I also received a length of wire, which I sewed inside his right arm, thus that is why his arm can bend and hold the sack of gifts.
Here's another view:
A close up of his face:
A close up of the back of his head:
A close up of the sack of gifts:
And finally, a close up of his hand holding the tree:
I only took one picture of my work in progress.  This was when I was hooking his face:
 Not only was I challenged to use all the little implements, but I also hooked on monks cloth (I ALWAYS use linen!) and I hooked the face mostly in #4 cuts.  A proud accomplishment for this primitive wide cut hooker!!!
Be sure to check out my other blog challenge partners' blogs for their wonderful creations!
Thanks to Maria Barton for organizing and coordinating this challenge.  It was a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to the next one!
So what do you think???

14 comments:

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

I think your Santa is darling! You really made great use of Maria's goody bag!!!

laurie said...

Great project. The goat hair beard is wonderful. Does this Santa have a special place in your home?

Julia said...

I love your Sitting Santa. You did an amazing job with your challenge articles. So it's not a Christmas tree after all. lol. JB

Kris Miller said...

Thanks Julia, I thought your idea of a Christmas tree (and also being related to Spruce Ridge) was a terrific idea but I had already started the Elf doll and it was too late to switch!
Kris

Sheila said...

Totally amazing! I love it!

Sherry said...

Your Santa's elf is FANTASTIC!!! Make's me long for the big Hooked Santa head doll I made and sold back when I was selling wholesale.
BUT a 4 cut??? OH NO!!!!
Since you created him,is that little elf gonna be your helper now???

HomeSpunPrims said...

Kris, you are amazing!!l I can't believe how you used your challenge pieces! He is wonderful!

primitivebettys said...

He is so CUTE! I just wanna pinch his rosy little cheeks! :)

Lori Ann C. said...

They are all fantastic!
A challenge is a great way to get the mind workin and have fun at the same time! And have fun with friends!

Have a lovely Holiday!

Lori Ann

Maria said...

Great use of the materials Kris. Very clever! What a neat piece of folk art! Looking forward to the next challenge! Maria

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Absolutly adorable. You did a beautiful job on Santa!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kris ~
Love him!
Merry Christmas!
Lauren

moosecraft said...

Wow! When I looked at the challenge pieces... I thought "huh? these can't possible look right with hooking"... BUT, I gotta say your Santa's helper is so dang AMAZING!!!! I just can't believe my eyes! Wow!

woolwoman said...

Awesome and soooo creative Kris - I love your challenge Elf - just darling - Merry Christmas Melody