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Topic: Holiday Noggins Ornaments: Snowmen, Gingerbread Man, Santa, Rudolf, Bell  (Read 3098 times)
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« on: December 22, 2008 02:35:49 AM »

What spells holiday cheer better than disembodied heads?

For this year's Christmas tree, I crocheted these sans-corps ornaments featuring Santa, Rudolf, a gingerbread man and two snowmen (one snowman found an ice cream cone as a prosthetic). A yarn bell sits near the tree's peak:



For the snowmen, I learned how to make french knots for their mouths, a simple stitch that will be useful for future creations:





For the gingerbread man, I originally used french knots of white yarn for the eyes, but they looked eerie for some reason. So beady eyes won over:



For Santa's beard, I used a piece of velcro to distress the white yarn until it looked fluffier:



For Rudolf, I stuffed his muzzle with an L.E.D. keychain flashlight, which lights up when pressed:



For the bell, I stuffed a real jingle bell inside its clapper. Wrapped in yarn, the bell sounds more like a rattle:



All of the noggin ornaments are captured in the video link below, including Rudolf's touch-activated nose and the bell's rattle action:
http://www.vimeo.com/2599645

May your holiday season be full of eggnog and free from disembodiment!

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2008 04:09:04 AM »

Couldn't get any sweeter!  Really nice job!
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2008 04:36:59 AM »

Those are amazing!
Did you use a pattern or wing it as you went?
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2008 04:45:43 AM »

Thank you! Yes, I winged it, though I had to redo Santa after trying to use thick fuzzy white yarn for the hat trim!
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2008 05:22:13 AM »

The gingerbread one is my favorite.  Its unbelievably cute! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2008 05:30:52 AM »

I love them!  When I saw the picture in the Newest Projects, I immediately thought, what a Christmasy bunch of faux hunting trophies.  It made me laugh when I saw that you had posted, "What spells holiday cheer better than disembodied heads?"   Cheesy

They look great!  I especially like the snowman ice cream cone!
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2008 08:32:39 PM »

Thanks for the kind words for the snowman cone and gingerbread ornaments! Faux hunting trophies sounds like a fantastic idea too Wink
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2008 03:28:21 PM »

How cute!  Good job!
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2008 01:06:05 PM »

These are great! I especially like how you did Santa's beard  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2008 11:22:02 AM »

Thanks! Smiley  To make Santa's beard fuzzier, I used Animal Utility Clips, which have velcro on the bottom of each animal's head, fittingly!  I ordered them from http://cableorganizer.com/animal-clips/?term=animals
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