Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) December 11, 2009
Hawaiian artisan, Ione Adams, has handcrafted 113 unique Santa Claus dolls described by her many collectors as the most extraordinary Christmas gift ideas for 2009.
Each doll is detailed with luscious velvet fabrics, rich multicolored patchworks, soft appliqué, regal lace and quilted paisley using garments and accessories Adams personally gathered from around the world.
Many of her dolls are accessorized to represent Santa Claus themes from exotic far away lands. One example is her use of antique kimonos and obis from Japan and Okinawa to create Santa Claus cloaks, which are breathtakingly gorgeous.
Now in her 14th year of production, Adams began making Santa dolls as a hobby while employed by Hawaii’s largest department store. She traveled extensively as the buyer of fashion designer couture clothes, while cultivating her own unique mix of taste and style.
As a teenager, her mother insisted she learn how to sew with precision. Little did she know that one day this valuable skill would play such an essential role as she developed her own business making these unique Christmas gifts.
Each doll takes literally dozens of hours to assemble and everything is done from scratch to include the skeletal framework, arms, hands, head and bearding.
A true test of her artisanship is in the design and sewing of the Santa cloaks. Her relentless pursuit of perfection can best be illustrated by a situation in which she had worked long hours to create a certain doll which for all intent and purpose was completed. But upon reflection, she decided it did not meet her standards; therefore without hesitation, she stripped the doll apart and started all over again.
One popular line within the 113 doll collection is called Couture. It provides perhaps the most comprehensive expression of Adams creativity and attention to detail. The fabrics here are absolutely brilliant and the final product is always exquisite. In fact, Couture Santa dolls are frequently selected as corporate Christmas gifts in large measure due to their elegance.
To see the entire collection of these unique gift ideas for Christmas, you are invited to click on http://otksanta.com where you will find multiple photos of each Santa doll.
If you are looking for a Christmas gift for that someone special, take time to review this 2009 collection of Santa dolls. You will not be disappointed.
Orders are shipped USPS Express Mail within 24 hours of purchase. Delivery is guaranteed within 2 days in the United States. Please check the website for details.
Remember though, Christmas is fast approaching. Our local postal office has recommended that shipments take place before December 20th in order to reach its final destination before Christmas.