“Olde St. Nick - Plump & Jolly!”, 24” Country & Folkart Santa Claus Doll Decoration E-Pattern - Christmas Pleasantly Plump Series - Pattern Category - Skill Level - Intermediate
"Olde St. Nick - Plump & Jolly!" doesn't know what he would do without Mrs. Claus. He just adores her and is astonished at the amount of work she can get done in one day. She's ready, willing, and able to do anything and anything she can to help. She might be cooking for him and the elves. They do tend to get a little hungry after all that hard work. Or she might be crafting something for the good boys and girls. There's always so many presents that have to be made. Everyone has to pitch in and help. Or she might be decorating for the holidays. They do tend to have a lot of decorations at the North Pole! Floral crafts are her favorite. Or she might be washing and cleaning. Elves do tend to be messy - especially the boy elves. Or, she might be exercising the reindeer. They, too, need to be in shape for their journey. Or, she may be playing nurse to the elves who have the flu. Elves tend to overwork themselves and get a little run down - especially the boy elves. Or she might be running to the grocery store. Even Santa and Mrs. Claus need to get supplies. They like to shop at the North Pole Walmart. Or she might be paying the bills. Santa does tend to rack up the bills. Or she might be babysitting some of the little elves. Reading a story to the little elves is her favorite time because she just loves to embellish. Or she might be mending some of his suits. He does tend to put on some weight around the holidays and Mrs. Clause has to let his suits out a little. Okay - has to let his suits out a LOT!
"Olde St. Nick - Plump & Jolly!" is a 24" country St. Nick from our "Pleasantly Plump Series." He is a squared bottomed self-standing cloth and wood doll. His arms and hands are wired and his cloth head and cloth body are supported by a wood dowel and wood base. His face is embroidered and he has blue water colored and sunken eyes, an embroidered and raised nose, and a red mouth. His eyebrows, mustache, and full beard are made of raw mohair. His cheeks are pencil colored and blushed rosy. He has shading under his eyes and around his nose. St. Nick has a mass of white wool roving hair under his Santa cap. His cap is lined, fur trimmed, tassel and pompom decorated, and is attached to the top and back of his head. His round frame glasses sit on the bridge of his nose. St. Nick is wearing his favorite holiday jacket and cap. His long jacket is fur trimmed along the sleeve edges, bottom edge, and front edges. It is gathered at the neck and fastened in the front with six DMC embroidery bows. A gold cord is wrapped around his waist and tied in a knot in the front. He is holding a bag of Christmas toys that is gathered and tied with zig-zag trim.
Santa really doesn't know what he would do without Mrs. Claus. Whether it's cooking, sewing, crafting, cleaning, exercising, shopping, nursing, bookkeeping, babysitting, decorating, reading stories, or one of one hundred other tasks that need to be done she's always there to help. She is one busy lady and indispensable to Santa.
Designer-Linda Walsh Originals