While Ellis and Lilly recover from the Halloween festivities (we had a total of 12 trick or treat-ers ~ exhausting!), I make a start on Robin’s Primitive Handmades Mercantile Santa Challenge.
I’ve decided on my color palette, for the most part. I think I’ll be using these Valdani Perle Cottons ~
5 ~ I’ll be using lots and lots of this light ecru for the background, the ruff, and for Santa’s beard and hat.
6 ~ a bit darker than 5, I’ll use 6 for Santa’s face and for some of the background
P5 ~ for the holly berries
H205 ~ for Santa’s suit
O196 ~ for Santa’s bag
One of the things I love about Robin’s Santa is his hat. It’s so humble and warm, and the shape makes me think of the hat that Sinterklaas wears. So, though Sinterklaas is flamboyant in comparison, I’ll be thinking of my Santa as Sinterklaas.
I have all the details done and Sinterklaas himself is finished. Now, I’ll get to work on the background. Since this stocking measures about 15″ long, there’s a LOT of background!
What’s Otis been up to all this time?
One never has to look far to find Otis!
Challenge yourself to an Otis~day, today!