Friday, November 4, 2011
I'm so excited about this Santa that I made and the beautiful cedar box that my partner in crime, Felix Caruthers, made for him. The box can serve as a gift box to house Santa in, just tie a bow around it so no one peeks! It also serves as a storage box for when Santy has to go back in the attic for the season, because it's cedar it'll keep the moths from eating away his vintage Pendleton wool outfit (I also added a bit of pine tree oil to give it that Christmas aroma). You of course can do anything you want with the box. It's a light shade of warm green, distressed, with little red wooden feet and lined in a burgundy fabric. The lid is made from old picket fence. Felix makes things to last, so rest assured, this box will last for many lifetimes.
Santa was entirely hand sewn by me and his face is painted to look grungy and aged. He sports a rusty jingle bell (which he rings when he's feeling merry!) amongst a spray of vintage holly. Santa and his Box is listed in my Etsy shop HERE