Since my nutcracker dolls were featured in Mollie Makes magazine I have had lots of new Twitter followers and increased traffic to my Folksy shop which has been great.
I think I'm nearly all nutcrackered out but I wanted to challenge myself to make one final doll in one of my favourite types of fabric, Harris Tweed.
Some years ago a bloggy friend who used to live on Harris, gave me a bag of scraps for crafting and using the scraps was my challenge. My colour palette was limited to what scraps I had in a big enough size to use but eventually he started to take shape.
And here he is all finished, let me introduce you to Nutcracker King, Baron Von Stornoway.
I even found some plain black tweed for the boots and hat, but not quite enough for the back of the hat so it's in the herringbone.
A true Scotsman had to have fiery red hair and a sporran!
I'm quite pleased with how he has turned out because the tweed is quite tricky to sew with for the smaller embellishments.
So as we approach the festive season I think it is time to draw a veil over my nutcracker making and I would like to celebrate having my tutorial in print by holding a festive giveaway on the blog.
The gift will be a handmade surprise and all you need to do is leave me a Harris Tweed themed comment, eg. have you ever made anything in tweed or have you bought a tweed garment?
Let me have your comments by midnight Friday 6th Dec and then I can send the gift in good time. You will need to check back at the blog to see if you won.
Have a good weekend everyone.