Feb 8, 2017

He's not a bell

but I gave him a few.  I don't know if you would want to be bored to tears viewing photos of how the Santa bell almost came to be.  Really, it would be quite easy to fabricate, but I really didn't want to bother.  I still prefer simple and for that reason, as I look at the completed piece before me, Santa will be bell-less when I finish this post.  I'm sorry sir, but I must rip your bells off.
I used a thin strip of green wool for the strap and also for each bell.  I love this color and can't remember where I got it, goes very nicely with his tree. 
 
A reminder also about the sale this evening at 8pm.  Not much, but I'm hoping to sell off these last few.  I must say, the red heart boxes ..... really nice.  They are almost 8" across so a good size.  After purchasing the fricking ink, the magenta print head clogged, and I wasted much time and $$ on trying to hold on to the best printer I've had.  So I doubt there will be any more heart boxes.
 

The internet has been off and on today so if I am late with the sale, I can blame it on that.
And to Mary Margaret, you are no-reply ... so I can't!  I believe those ornaments call for 9"x9" squares and the seller on EBay has it cut 9" x 17" so you could get two ornaments from one piece.  I got a double piece because I couldn't find it elsewhere. Whoops.  I just checked and she has sold out of the red.  You could probably order from Needlecraft Corner or request it through 123Stitch. All the info as to size and threads and buttons and such can be found on their site by clicking http://handsondesign.biz/12-days-hands-on-style/
Since this gingham appears very subtle, I'm sure using the solid Aztec Red from WDW would be just as nice.  And no, I'm not stitching them.  I am a linen hoarder and just wanted it! 
Later gator.
 
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11 comments:

Janet said...

Your Santa looks really great....I love the finish you chose....I'm stitching a bunny for my Easter decorating right now but I could stich Christmas all year 😊

Janet said...

Your Santa looks really great....I love the finish you chose....I'm stitching a bunny for my Easter decorating right now but I could stich Christmas all year 😊

Shelly said...

Well, I think Santa looks great with his bells. Your boxes are gorgeous. I'll have to stalk your blog to check out the sale!

deb said...

Santa looks great even if he's not a bell (or doesn't have any). Ugh - why is it always the dang magenta that's a problem?

Krissy B. said...

When will the sale be? I'm determined to get one of your boxes.

Margaret said...

Love the bells on Santa. Great finish!

Christina said...

I love the bells!

Winnie Nielsen said...

I must say that your Santa turned out great! Bells or no bells, I love how he looks with his little twig tree.

Theresa said...

Love the bells too and your boxes are lovely.

Carol said...

Love the bells on this guy and the way you attached them with the thin strips of wool--will definitely keep that in mind :)

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Santa is fabulous!

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