Thursday, November 01, 2007

Holiday Softie Awards 2007 - Mother Christmas

This is my traditional Mother Christmas - made from Calico cloth and Alpaca fleece.

Her dress is made from green felt and her apron is a piece of gingam fabric that I recycled from an old pair of summer trousers.

I have trimmed her apron with white broderie lace and a white satin ribbon. Her dress hem and cuffs are trimmed with Christmas themed gold braid.

Mother Christmas' hair has been needle felted using Alpaca fleece. I also used the Alpaca fleece to create a softer, kinder face. The eyes and mouth are stitched using embroidery thread/floss.

I made her glasses using silver coloured beading wire and my round nosed pliers. They are attached with a small amount of embroidery thread.

I had two more items to enter but didn't manage to get them finished on time. The closing date & time was midnight 31 October US Eastern Time (which was approx 5am here in the UK). Sadly my camera died before I could photograph the other two items (major bummer). But at least I got this little lady entered on time. I think I need to take a time management course one of these days as things are a little bit disorganised at the moment. I'll post some piccies of the other softies once I find some batteries for the flipping camera!

To see more entries, visit the Flickr HSA group page. There are 9 different categories and hundreds of amazing softies!


ambermoggie said...


AR said...

She's so cute!

Steph said...

Hey, thanks so much for the lead on the zippers. =) Your Mother Christmas is very charming - I love all the little details, and especially the hair. About your previous "Author Unknown" post, I found that online (different sight than the one you've linked) about a year ago. I liked it so much I printed it out and saved it. Isn't it great? Sadly accurate, but also inspiring in that it brings awareness to that reality.

blog-blethers said...

She is just wonderful! And love the bacon BUTTie too;)