St. Lucia Day is quickly approaching, get ready! Clean out your coffee urn and start gathering ingredients for lussekatter, December 13th is almost here!
In anticipation of the big day, I decided to finish the needle-felted St. Lucia doll I started back in October. Remember this little girl? :
I think she looks a little lifeless without the candles in her wreath and without a face. So I spent an hour or two putting the finishing details on her face. I was hesitant about adding the eyes and mouth at first. I was worried I would make her look crazy or disfigured. So I added very little blue color for her eyes at first. You can barely tell in the picture below.
Then I got a little braver and added some more. Too much? I can't decide yet. I might take a little out or cover it up a bit, what do you think?
The wreath was my favorite part to work on. I used a combination of wet felting and needle felting for the green part. Then cut and painted the ends of toothpicks for the candles. I really think it pulls the whole doll/figurine (I don't really know what to call her yet) together.
Look how happy she is, she just can't wait for December 13th!