You may not know this, but Santa’s reindeer can’t really fly around the world in one night; local subcontractors provide teams to pull the sleigh.
Here in Arizona, jackalopes make most of the deliveries. Babe the blue ox does the job in Minnesota, and I’ve heard sasquatch covers most of the PNW, though nobody’s ever gotten photographic evidence.
This is my entry in the December Stitch a long (theme: Baby, it’s Cold Outside, and you can enter through the end of the month). Stitch Along 2020-to the End of Time!
I planned this as an embroidery project, but found a felting kit on closeout, and decided to try making a jackalope. That was so much fun, I used it to create the butte behind my house, and a saguaro.
There is some embroidery on the cactus, and the 'lope’s antlers are floss-covered wire.
I 3D printed the frame. Tinkercad has outlines of every US state and many other countries and provinces for easy printing.
Here’s what it looked like before being whacked with the Christmas stick:
My only other needle felting experience: