Unfinished Projects – Santas

Wood Santas


One of my ongoing New Year’s resolutions is to finish all the projects I’ve started including crafts, paintings, stories, sewing, and to use up all of my supplies in some artful way.  Forget for a moment that I keep adding new ideas, this year I finally finished a wooden Santa duo.   The pattern for these two Santas appeared in the 1989 Better Home and Gardens Christmas Ideas issue.   I finished the red one that year and had the green one cut out and painted.  I never liked the poly fluff beard on the green one and it remained unfinished until this year.   The warm white-colored wool roving I purchased for the polar bear needle felting project was perfect for the Santa’s beard…so…to make a long story short…I found the motivation to finish Santa Green. 



About Wings of Wonder

Linda Ruddy is a creative and she works in a variety of materials including pencils, paints, paper, porcelain and fabric. Her current projects involve hand-sewn bookbinding, children's book illustrating, and writing. In 2010, two of her paintings were published in the Saddleback College literary magazine, The Wall. In the past, she has received recognition for painting and doll making. Linda lives in California with her husband and family pet. Her new blog can be found at:www.wingsofwonder.worpress.com Please visit often to see how the site develops. Following the muse, Linda Ruddy
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8 Responses to Unfinished Projects – Santas

  1. Marilyn says:

    Nice! I love old school Santa. 🙂

  2. catherine says:

    They’re beautiful!

  3. JSD says:

    I really like these. I also like your resolution and am going to do the same thing. It seems everything in my art/sewing/crafts room is a UFO (UnFinished Object). Between them and projects around the house, I’ve got enough to keep me busy for years.

  4. Oh, I’ve always loved this kind of project, but I’ve never been brave enough to try it! Yours look so wonderful!! I’m so glad you finished the pair. 🙂

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