Santa Head Ornamnets and Santa Crescent Moons
are all getting ready to "head ", pardon the pun, to their new home .This particular group will also be traveling with a small group of Teddy Bears as well. Each Ornamnet is 100% wool, and has their own original facial features which makes them so unique. It takes me awhile to get back in the groove & begin making these little guys again, but when they start winking back at me , I know I'm back in the swing of things ! I'll need to complete many many more than these ,if I want to have enough created before the festivals I attend in October... so I better get cracking! I I usually begin to make ornaments around April, after Easter ..but this just happened to be a larger than usual special order. They are all traveling to North Carolina and warmer weather, not too bad for a bunch of Elves! I hand dye all the wool myself and have it carded into roving . The best wool for these seem to be Cheviot or Cheviot crosses..hence why we will always have a few cheviot cross sheep on the farm! I also use our border leicester lamb or yearling fiber for many of my projects. I like that fiber very much also! Finally, I will need to attach a linen thread for hanging from a tree or in a window. The crescent moons look fantastic displayed that way!