Jack Frost

laurahere.jpgI had a cozy new year's day at home with my family, and got to start a little project I've been thinking about for awhile. I like to decorate a bit for winter, so it's not so bleak when the Christmas stuff gets put away. I've been waiting to cut paper snow flakes till there is actually a chance of snow around here, and am working on this little guy-Jack Frost himself.
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I forgot to take photos of the first few steps, but his head is a simple wool stuffed waldorf doll style head, with hair needle felted on. His Elmer Fudd hat is indigo dyed wool. This photo shows the wire armature as I wrap it with more wool.I sewed a little sweater out of a recycled wool/angora sweater.
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My boys took a break from playing with Strider to make sure I wasn't getting lonely in the studio.... 

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Pants of more indigo wool will keep Jack cozy...After I took this photo I decided against the hat, it looks too feminine, and covers his silvery white hair.

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Mittens of wool felt and boots of recycled sheep skin finish him off. (That is one finished boot, and one cut out ready to assemble.)

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Hopefully he won't be cold as he goes about his frosty work!

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Next up his airborne mode of transportation.

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