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Blue Christmas by Soulful-Creations Blue Christmas by Soulful-Creations
I made Santa and Mrs. Claus in blue. This is not because I wanted to, but because my mom insisted me to because my stepdad loves blue and their Christmas decorations are all ice blue and denim. To be honest I didn't dislike the pattern, I just really disliked working with these colors, as I'm all for traditional Christmas colors. Plus I really can't see Santa and Mrs. Claus in these tiny dolls :( For me, Santa and Mrs. Claus are meant to wear red and working on these dolls really upped my Autistic stress level and OCD... :cries:

Crochet hook: Metric 3,5mm - US E/4 - UK/Canadian 9
Yarn: Scheepjes Roma; Marine (1552), Lichtblauw (1578), Wit (1001)
Yarn: Scheepjes Lizzy; Zilver (02)
Yarn: I lost the label of the skin color yarn
Eyes: 6mm safety eyes
Time: Approx. 6 hours for Santa Claus (because of continuous frogging)
Time: Approx. 3-4 hours for Mrs. Claus
Embellishments 1 metal, 10mm bell for santa's hat, 2 30-40mm buttons as standing platforms
bluediscord Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi! I saw that you participated in CRArtisanCrafts Comment 4 Comment in the past, so I decided to give you a critique ;)

You did a really awesome job making these dolls - it's not a conventional color palette for Santa and Mrs. Claus, as you mentioned, but you worked with these colors really well! The lighting is also on point and does a great job of highlighting the details in your dolls. I can't spot any flaws in your crafts, but I do have a few suggestions for your presentation. First, the combination of fancy border and starry background increases the risk that your audience will be distracted by these elements. The border alone is sufficient to convey the winter/Xmas theme that you're going for; hence, for the background, I suggest going for a plain white or light brown background instead. Alternatively, if you choose the plain border, I suggest making the border thinner so that the focus is more on your crafts :).

Excellent work, and I hope you found this critique helpful!
Soulful-Creations Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
First of all; Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and helpful comment. :heart:

I'm glad the dolls ended up looking good. I was quite worried, because I didn't use the complete pattern and the beard, hat and hair were really hellish to make.
I see what you mean with the border and background. I didn't really think about that when I took the pictures. All I knew was that I didn't want my messy desk to show. =P
Unfortunately I can't change the pictures, as the dolls were given away on Christmas Day except if I ask my stepdad to make a few, so we'll see about that. :)

Again; Thank you for this critique. I'll make sure to use these tips in future deviations!
bluediscord Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry for the super-late reply, and you're very welcome - I'm glad that you found my comment helpful! :heart:

They are awesome; you should share your works in more groups!

That's understandable; I've run into a similar situation with some the pieces I've shipped as well :nod:. Though you can't change the pictures, you can change the collage border if you like - a nice, free site you can use is :D

You're welcome again, and keep up the awesome work! ;)
Soulful-Creations Featured By Owner Edited Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's okay, I've been quite busy as well. :)

It really was helpful. :D And thank you! I'm currently busy with adding my deviations to the groups I'm a member of.

My stepdad has made some new pictures and sent them to me, so it looks way better now. :la:
I'll check soon.
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