|13 " Cowboy Santa made from a Three Wishes Doll Kit.
Red Shirt, Blue Jeans, Fuzzy Chaps, Cowboy Boots and a 10 Gallon Hat.
This Santa was made from a kit produced by two wonderful ladies in Tucson. They are painters by preference but slipped into doll making. The kit contains a wonderful book of instructions for making santas and creating painted toys for his nap sack. Since I am not a painter, I haven't ventured to make the toys, yet. The book contains sailor santas, frontiersmen santas, cowboy santas, Victorian santas and Noahs.
The technique is simple. You take a porcelain Santa head, repaint his face, add string where his hair is and Walla you have a good looking santa ready to be what ever you want him to be. The ladies also have some great tole painted furniture for Santa. A writing desk, a wingback chair and other things. It is a neat project, fun to do and can be easy if you want it to be or more challenging if you have a mind to.
A word of caution, I found the clothing patterns to be a little off so as the saying goes "Always fit your pattern before you cut." Three Wishes can be contacted at the following address:
10841 E. Placita de Pascua
Tucson, Az 85730
|Red Shirt||Red star and red micro gingham cotton material. Pattern from the book. I added a yoke and modified the sleeve to have a long cuff. Yoke is machine appliqued in place with sulky gold metallic thread. The shirt has snaps and I added red rhinestones to simulate pearl snaps.|
|Blue Jeans||Blue denim material. Brass stud used for button on fly. Pattern from the book.|
|Fuzzy Chaps||Brown fuzzy felt. LJ Studios pattern. Used rhinestone stud holders as conchos pulled leather fringe through the hole.|
|Cowboy Boots||Christmas Tree Ornaments.|
|10 Gallon Hat||Used the pattern in July 1994 Doll Crafter.|