In my quest for the reclaiming of old Nutcrakers….I have noticed that female’s are hard to come by.

Knights..kings..quards..soldiers…santas…..a dime a dozen.

Ladies…that’s another story all together…In my gatherings of nearly 200 crackers..I have only came across 3 or 4.

Finding men’s fashion to somewhat limiting…I decided to set aside my search for females and create them myself.
With a wealth of materials at my disposal it wasn’t to difficult to do.

STARTED WITH A KING:


With the help of my dear Kate (www.allnsundry.wordpress.com)…who each time she visits..is always willing to help with┬áthe task at hand…we got the face and body sanded and ready for painting.

Kate painted her face with lovely expression…giving her blue eyes and deep wine lips.

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Leonard wasn’t in terrible shape when I found him…he was just boring.

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When I found Wendel he was in pretty bad shape. Peeling paint….loose legs and mustache…no feet. His hair was filthy.

Wendel

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