There were signs of Christmas at the Wilton American Craftsman show and Dorthea Fitzgerald of Passion for Santas presented a booth that was nothing less than magical!
The renowned artist handcrafts wonderful Santas, elves and other characters...
Dorothea uses polymer clay to fashion the faces and incorporates antique fabrics and vintage quilts into their clothes... Her Santas hold handcrafted bears and toys and are simply charming. Check out her website to learn more about her and her craft and to see many more Santas!
Maureen uses a wool wrapping method in conjunction with needle felting to create a cast of wonderful characters...
Her whimsical woolen characters are shown at the American Folk Art Museum stores in NYC and other museums around the country. Her work has been featured in many magazines.
They really are unique and charming. For more information on her art, her Etsy shop and upcoming shows click here. I hope you have enjoyed these photographs from the show on Saturday. Tomorrow I will share a few of Evi's wonderful snowgirls, Santas and dolls as well as some unique Christmas stockings created from antique textiles from the booth of Karen Pfaller. Have a great night!
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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