My partner has received so I can post the doll I made for the Winter Decor swap! It’s my interpretation of Krampus.
Krampus took on a life of his own. He started as a pattern for this Brenda Sanker Witch Gnome pattern. I altered it, adding horns, stuffing the arms and legs, and adding a tail.
Oh yes and a tongue. We cannot forget Krampus’ tongue.
He, of course, demanded his basket. I made it from worbla, raffia ribbon, leather scraps, and twill tape.
And then my child insisted that he needed
victims buddies to accompany him. One didn’t seem enough so two it was.
And who really is Krampus if he doesn’t have his chains to rattle?
Krampus is made from drop cloths and the little dolls are made from muslin. All were given a vigorous rub down with a rag soaked in a concentrated coffee rinse.
Finally as a last minute addition, I gathered some twigs from outside and baked them in the oven before bundling them together to make his switch.