Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 - A look back!

Yes, I am the first to admit I have once again neglected my blog!!!! I can't believe my last post was in 2013...

Moving forward, I will have regular posts throughout 2016 including pictures of Santas-in-progress, my studio and more - so don't give up on me!!!!

I created a short YouTube video of my 2015 Santas. I hope you enjoy watching it!!!



Most of these Santas never made it to my website. To get a sneak peek at Santas in 2016 be sure to sign up for my Troutman Originals Collectors Preview Newsletter by CLICKING HERE or on the CONTACT page of my website.

I hope that everyone has a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

"Santa's Magical Sleigh"

Just finished and photographed!!

This is my last Santa for 2013. I will be shipping him to his new home next week.

Overall dimensions of the piece are 18" long x 16" high x 8" wide. The Santa is about 14" if he were standing. He is dressed in gold with ivory accents. Some of the special touches are the antique mother of pearl buckle and antique lace on the sleeves of his shirt. The pearl embellished fabric that I used for his vest has been in my stash for some time waiting for the right piece to use it on and at $40 a yard (I only bought 1/2 a yard) I know why!

I only have a few Santas left for this year. You can see them on the "Santas Available for 2013" page of my Troutman Originals website.

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Holiday Season and a Healthy Happy New Year!









Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Shadow Box Santa

I've been wanting to do a Santa that could hang on the wall for some time and really had fun creating this piece for this year!

The outside dimensions of the frame are approximately 18" x 18".
This piece is a one-of-a-kind and is still available, contact me if you are interested or would like additional information.

Thanks for looking!

Diane


Friday, November 25, 2011

New Wreaths

I have several new wreaths for this year.

Each wreath measures approximately 24″. Santa faces measure approximately 12″ from the top of the hat to the bottom of the beard. Glass eyes and eyelashes add to realism.

Each wreath is a one-of-a-kind and comes with hard plastic storage case and wreath hanger.


Green & Gold Wreath
(Available at Some Things Looming)


Gold & White Wreath
(Available at Some Things Looming)


Red & White Wreath
(SOLD)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Once again, I haven't been very good at posting this year!!

I am going to do my best to post new work over the next few days. To start with, here is "Christmas Gifts" that is available at the Mole Hole in Carmel, CA. He stands nearly 35" tall. The tallest standing Santa I have made to date!

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Diane





Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year

I hope everyone had a wonder Christmas and is looking forward to 2011.

I didn't do very good at posting in December - hopefully I will do better in 2011.

I decided to change up my blog. I hope you like the "new look". I have also added an email subscription option. When you sign up you will automatically receive notifications of new posts which will mean you will be one of the first to see what I have been up to.

Check back often to see my latest creations!!!

I thought I would share a Santa Tree Topper that I created for a collector late last year. He is approximately 16" tall.



Thursday, December 9, 2010

Jester Cone Ornament

As promised I'm going to try to post more often.

I wanted to share a special Jester Container Ornament I created for someone that saw my Santa Container Ornaments on my website. I chose violet eyes for the jester and used violet velvet fabric for the outside of the cone. The inside is lined with gold satin fabric. His collar is made up of a variety of fabrics and ribbons. I just love the way he turned out. He measures about 16" from the top of his hat to the bottom of his beaded tassel. He will adorn a Mardi Gras Tree this year!