It’s pumpkin time! The porch is getting it’s fall look and this lumberjack fits right in.
His hair is made of knit alpaca, sent through the washing machine. The alpaca makes those amazing shaggy bits, all along the edges- suitable for scruffy beards and snowy owls.
Yes sirree, all the plaids! Plus fancy suspenders. And dark orange hair.
Close-up of those suspenders-
He has very nice hair but I made him a hat anyway. Also, I love the beard fabric- the pattern is sort of pressed into the wool.
It’s all about the details, right?
I made his hair (but not his beard) out of a bit of black cable knit and you can almost see it in this outside photo.
So, what have I been doing? The back end work of making: sewing (foxes and tattooed men) and dyeing new doll pieces, trying to get things organized for the holiday rush. I feel like the cartoon character with the spinning feet who is not getting anywhere. Anyway, finally something finished.
The lumberjacks (this one and the rest that I hope to finish this week) got promoted to getting finished because I was sorting through my bins, looking for something (?) and found a pile, all sewed up and ready for their next step. That’s the best.
I didn’t make him a hat because I like his hair too much and I didn’t want to cover it up.
We are speeding towards the end of the year! So many dolls to finish…
He is in the colors to blend into the forest.
Today, most of these pretty leaves dropped off. Oh well, at least I have a photo!
Very classic indeed!
He has a hat and of course his axe-
With his hat on-
But, I think I like him better without his hat.
And again, with his hat-