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The Mothersbaugh Family























The Mothersbaugh Family quilt was made for grandma and grandpa Mothersbaugh for Christmas.  Grandma and grandpa are dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Their five children and spouses are the elves.  The grandchildren’s names are on the ornaments hanging loose from the top of the quilt.  And let’s not forget grandma and grandpa’s little dog, the angel on the top of the tree.

Posted June 23rd, 2012.

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Posted June 22nd, 2012.

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I made these ornaments in place of name tags on Christmas gifts.  Faces were printed on fabric.   Bodies are made from batik fabrics, stuffed with poly stuffing, embellished with yarn, ribbons, beads and buttons.  The legs are pipe cleaners and the feet are either felt boots or beads.  The ornaments are about 7″ tall.

Posted October 17th, 2010.

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Santa and the Second Wife

We all know the traditional Santa and Mrs. Claus.  With the new century, I thought we could use a new image.  Santa now has a second wife, tall, skinny, hip, loves bling and makes reservations instead of cookies.  Santa has benefited from months on Jenny Craig and time at the gym all to keep up with his arm candy.

These dolls start out as wire sculptures then wrapped with strips of poly batting, muslin, red, black (boots and Mrs. Claus’s Spanx), white (stockings) batik fabric and ribbon.  The faces are hand painted and yarn was used for the hair and beard.  Santa’s dress is red batik layered with tulle and ribbon then quilted and beaded.  Yarn and bells were added to the hem.  Mrs. Claus’s dress is made from strips of satin, silk, ribbon and tulle.  The dolls are 24″ tall.

Santa and the second wifeDetail

Posted October 17th, 2010.

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