Sunday, July 10, 2011


I recently said that I might end this series with an even dozen. I've reached that number plus one. The plus one is Mrs. Claus. I have sculpted one dozen Santas in this style, including the one that is the prize in the giveaway.

That last few have even been similarly posed. There's only so much you can do with Santa and that is the reason I'm going to take a break for awhile. It's not going to be permanent, but just a break or time out. I'm going to try my hand at sculpting other figures. I've got something else in the works even now. My daughter saw the other project yesterday and said, "I hope this isn't Santa".

Here we have number twelve in the series:

If you'll remember in an earlier post I had two pups in Santa's bag and I said my feline nephews may feel slighted. To make it up to them, I've put two kittens in Santa's pocket. They're just kittens so they're napping.

Here's a better look at the kittens and a profile view of Santa and the bag. I'm using the red and green color combo again but letting green have the bigger role.

See, I am in a rut. I even have a bunny in the bag. He's a different color and you can see his buck teeth if you look closely, but it's still a bunny. For those who think that's another Annie, you would be wrong. This raggedy doll is named Fannie Freckles. She's the first doll I ever had. My parents told me that I used to climb out of my crib by using her as a step stool. I'm not sure if Fannie Freckles was just the name my parents gave her or if she came with the name.

Here are the last two Santas standing side by side so you can compare the contents of the bags.

Note another scarf offering from Mrs. Claus. This one is knitted from yarns matching the hat and sweater.

Don't forget that there are two weeks left to enter the contest/giveaway. For clues to what Santa has in  the bag, go to the contest/giveaway page and then come back here to enter your guess.

As always, thank you for stopping by.


The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Maddyrose,

Prudence & Sissy called and I told them about the bunny in Santa's bag and Prudence says that in that bunny's defense she must remind you that a bunny was in the cartoon "Frosty" and of course we did see Santa too. So, bunnies are part of Christmas. (o: Leave it to Miss Know-It-All to remember that. Now you see what I live with.

Looking forward to seeing your new project. Don't stay away from Santa's for too long.


Linda in New Mexico said...

Gingerbread house. Squeezes and Smooches. Oma Linda

Maggie said...

Is that Romeow and Cassanova in his pocket? Another adorable Santa, Maddy, and I don't think you should end this series just yet. I really like this style of Santa!

maddyrose said...

Thank you for visiting ladies, and yes Maggie, it's Romeow and Cassanova. Hugs and smoochies to the three of you.

Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

I surely hope this is not your last Santa. I just found you, and am looking forward to seeing what you do next. In the mean time I am enjoying looking back at old posts...lots of fun here!

Heather said...

LOVe the kitties in the pocket....ok, i can't wait to see what you have to show us next! I admire your work here so very much! have a great day!

yoborobo said...

I love your Santa with the kitties. I know what you mean about taking a break. I don't like to make to many of one thing in a row. Maybe you should try your hand at a skelly? :)) xox Pam

Ascension said...

Te han quedado tan bonitos tus Santas!!!!
Me encantan los animalitos que has puesto en sus bolsas.
besitos ascension

Dessa Rae said...

Your Santas are so sweet...I could never get tired of looking at them!!

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Love your Santas! I do indeed understand the need for change or a break.. I'm sure your path will lead you back to making a Santa or two though..

I am very curious to see what your new creation is???

~Take care


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love your Santas! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment...

art2cee2 said...

I truly love your Santas but I guess you deserve a break. I'm thinking maybe you can do some elves...I bet they would be wonderful too! :-)

Leny said...

Hi Maddyrose,

I love your Santa's and I am curious to your new project!!

Big hugs,

Wateringen said...

Hay sweet Maddyrose,

Yes this Santa is realy lovely..
And what a suprise in his bag..
I love those lovely animals..

Love and peace..Marijke

Mina said...

Maddyrose, Santa number 12 is wonderful. The kitties in his pocket are so sweet and full of imagination.

I wouldn't care if you made 100 Santas with bears and Annies and bunnies in every one. Each of them still has your unique stamp of love embedded within as no 2 are identical.

I hope you enjoy your little break and whatever you decide for a possible "other figure" is as dear to your heart as the Magic of Christmas. Sending you hugs my dear friend.

lisa stubbs said...

Your santa's are wonderful!!, but change is good too and it will be great to see you use your talent to experiment with different figures, can't wait to see them! and thank you for your lovely supportive comment :) xx