Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Sledge For Father Christmas

Louis Allen the local woodworker and wagon
 maker, has made a sledge for my Father Christmas
from native Missouri cedar.  It has a light satin finish,
 just to bring out the beautiful grain in the wood. 
It's 16 inches long & 6 inches high.  It's ready
  for a sack filled with toys.  Perhaps a touch
of greenery and a bell or two.
His coat is finished.
Lined with a crinkly fabric.
I like the way it turned out.  I love
the soft fur next to the rougher wool.
I have filled his back pack with greenery
and switches.  I replaced the fake fur on the
nutcracker with rabbit fur.  Time for a face,
 beard, his staff and the final touches.   


  1. WOW! This display is getting me excited to see it all together, can't wait. Wonderful job, :~)

  2. His coat is fabulous Sherri and the sled is wonderful. Your Father Christmas will sure be riding in style. Is that a new doll style I see? with separate attached head? Looking good.


  3. Oh my, he is going to be grand! His coat is beautiful - was it difficult to work with the fur, it looks so rich and heavy.

  4. The sled is very pretty. I love things made out of cedar. Father Christmas has a wonderful coat that any Santa would envy. The face does look a little different. I like it. He is going to be beautiful.

  5. The coat is wonderful! Cant wait to see it all together! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. I really like the coat. The sled is great too! Looking forward to seeing it finished!

  7. Things are looking great for Father Christmas...a wonderful coat and now a sled! Can't wait to see what you do with the beard!


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