Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Second Wee Santa

I finished this Santa yesterday. He is the second of the four that I told you about that I’m making in this approximate size. The overall measurement for this jolly Santa is 6 ¼ inches tall including the ¾ inch thick section of Christmas tree trunk base he is mounted on.  This makes him ½ inch shorter than the first one in this series. Unlike the first Santa who has long skinny legs, this one has stubby legs and is quite rotund.
I’m picturing him here with one of my regular sized Santa figures so you can get an idea of how small he really is.

The Santa on the left is 6 inches taller but it's more than how tall he is compared to the newest one. He's bigger all over and until you see them together it really doesn't sink in.
I decided on green for his outfit with reddish colored fur trim. He has antique gold buttons down the front of his coat. He is wearing brown boots and mittins and is carrying a sweet little doll.

I did say he was rotund. Like the other Santa this one is standing atop a mound of snow. I used Martha Stewarts tinsel glitter on the snow mound but don't know if I like the effect as much as the glitter that I used on the last one. It doesn't seem to sparkle or glisten as much.

The painting seems to loose the depth I try to achieve when I photograph it and I was hoping that a close-up might show it to a better advantage but now I'm not really sure if it makes a difference. Not only that, but the color looks different. More blue than green.

I couldn't resist showing a close-up of the little doll. Her face is so small, just over 1/4 inch that I have a heck of a time seeing it let alone painting it.

Thanksgiving is only four days away and I have so many things to do to get ready for our holiday get-together. I make dinner for my family and a few friends and I still have cleaning, shopping and baking to do plus working on gifts and cards so I might not be back here until next Friday at the earliest so I'm going to wish all of my US friends a very happy Thanksgiving. If you're traveling this holiday please have a safe journey.

Happy Holidays and as always, thanks for stopping by.


The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Maddyrose,

We love your new Santa. We like his "roundness" Giggle.

Now stop and take a deep breathe, just do one thing at a time, don't get frantic and at the last minute everything will fall into place. If something was forgotten don't worry, everybeary will be having so much fun they won't notice.

Relax, breathe, hug Bellamine, breathe....there you go. ♥

Prudence ♥

The Bear's Blog said...


Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Prudence ♥

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Hi maddy,

Oh my goodness, i just love your Santas. This lil guy is so cute!
I too love his roly*poly*ness ;)
and I do love his colors you have given him.

yes, this is the week it all gets crazy, lol....
hustle and bustle, good times and cheer.. we will have paint in our hair and glitter on our noses i'm sure, though it may be hectic we will find joy in it( except for the cleaning)...

Have a most splendid Thanksgiving with your family and friends.


Katy Cameron said...

Cute wee guy! Hope you have a great thanksgiving :o)

yoborobo said...

Oh...I love me a chubby Santa! And the little doll's face it so sweet. I have a ton to do here as well (including buying FOOD - haha), but it's a fun time of year. I love getting together in the kitchen and cooking. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend! xox
PS Do the bears get their own table? :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The little dollie is just precious! We love dollies best here at my house! You've made a wonderful Santa with so much detail that it comes to life! Enjoy your week and Happy Thanksgiving!

Dessa Rae said...

Oh what a sweet little Santa. I love his coloring and the little sweetheart he is holding...such a sweet face!!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and don't work too hard!!
Dessa Rae

Kays Kids said...

How precious is that tiny doll Santa is holding. Did you have to get your magnifying glass out. Santa is just how he should be. Round and Jolly.

Kayzy said...

I think Santa is a jolly, roly poly fellow, so your latest Santa just right for me, and I'd be happy to sit on his knee if I were small enough! I especially love the expression on his tiny precious package - so sweet!

Magic Love Crow said...

Your little Santa is so sweet! I love him! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving ;o)

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I love Santa's belly and little dolly. It came out evergreen on my comp.
The red and green are always my faves.
Last Christmas, I forgot to serve the potatoes and no one said a word. Boy, did I feel stupid.
Rushing never pays!
Happy Thanksgiving,

Mary @ Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

Another great little Santa! I like so much about him.. the blue/green & reddish colors, his merry, twinkling eyes, the darling little dolly, and even the snow mound he stands on... I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Maggie said...

He is so sweet! I love him even more than the first one. They are both great!

IrelandBrady said...

I just love this portly little fellow and the tiny doll is wonderful!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Maddy Rose!

Christel said...

Dear Maddy, love this second Santa, and the wee dollie makes him that mush more special..there's just something about a tiny doll..:):) Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving xoxo Christel

LLA Creations said...

Just Cute! So much detail in the little size Santa! said...

He is so cute! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend!! :-)

Ascension said...

Tus Santas, son siempre fantasticos y este en particular es precioso.
Me encantan esos bellos colores que utilizas, haces que la pieza sea maravillosa.
besitos ascension

orchid said...

Dearest Maddy,
OMG, I love your new Santa's heartwarming upward looking face♡♡♡ Great Job, my bs!!! Oh, how amazing that the Christmas seems just around the corner.

Love you always from Japan to my sweet bs in America, xoxo Miyako*