Creations, Rudolph! Christmas in July

It’s time for a little Christmas in July! 🎄

Today I am sharing a painting tutorial and a GIVEAWAY opportunity from Patience Brewster!



Let me show you what I’ve been working on

rudolf needlepoint stocking 1

It’s a Christmas stocking for Baby Boy

reindeer stocking

I “borrowed” Rudolph from my JMdesigns glassware line and enlarged it for this stocking



Rudolph is just a grouping of simple shapes and 4 colors: red, green, light brown, dark brown

easy reindeer

An oval for the head

A swoosh for the body

Some fat lines for the legs and antlers

painting Rudolf

Once the brown dries, add another swoosh or two for the scarf

A red nose and stripes

Now for the GIVEAWAY!!

Patience Brewster santa

I love Patience Brewster’s whimsical and crazy-happy designs, so much imagination in all her creations

I have worked with this great company in the past when I created this Crazy Daisy Wreath for their Wreaths for All Seasons event

Crazy Daisy wreath

They are giving away this Dash Away Nicholas Santa candleholder, a $370.00 value,  for a little Christmas in July fun! They asked me to share this with my readers so you have a chance to win too!

Patience Brewster santa

Get the scoop and entering info here

So get busy painting some red nosed reindeer and be sure to visit Patience Brewster and enter this incredible Christmas in July giveaway!

I have a Patience Brewster Pinterest board that I use for inspirations, you can take a peek here

If you are interested in learning how to paint your own needlepoint canvas for stitching

rudolf needlepoint

See Hand Painted Needlepoint Canvas here

rudolf hand painted needlepoint canvas

Don’t you just love a little Christmas in July?  🎁


I will be joining the fabulous parties and blogs on my sidebar and

AKA Design

Celebrate and Decorate

Between Naps on the Porch

The Scoop

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Karen’s Up on the Hill

Crafts a la Mode



9 Responses to “Creations, Rudolph! Christmas in July”
  1. lulu says:

    I’ve always wanted to do needlepoint stockings for the kids but my efforts have not been very satisfactory. That may not be all bad as the daughters have different tastes any way.

  2. Lynn says:

    Cuuuute stocking! I love Christmas in July and if I don’t get busy it will pass me by this year:@)

  3. Judy Pimperl says:

    Jenna, that stocking is going to be such a wonderful heirloom piece for that baby! Needlepoint is something I’ve always admired, but never tried. Your work is beautiful. Now, I’m going to go check out Patience Brewster’s work and your PInterest board. Her Santa is gorgeous!

    • Thanks Judy, I love to needlepoint, it is so relaxing and very easy to learn…let me know what you think about Patience Brewster, I think her creations are insanely imaginative! >

  4. Mary says:

    Jenna, You’re such a smart elf to get a jump on Christmas with your adorable stocking, I love his scarf design! Thanks for the painting tips and giveaway link 🙂

  5. You have taught me how to paint a reindeer! I have plenty of time to practice ’till Christmas! Your stocking is just adorable! So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing over at Celebrate it Sunday!

  6. angie says:

    thank you for offering some awesome ideas Christmas in July has all ready sparked my holiday wonderment
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  7. JESS44903 says:

    Super cute! 🙂 I love how simple this looks!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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