I make these little pocket dolls, sometimes I call them "wee" dolls. They are waldorf inspired. Sometimes I sew wool batting onto their faces to make them into gnomes. Looking at a red one I had, it dawned on me to turn these into little Santas for an adorable ornament for the Xmas tree. I love how they came out.
I used real wool batting for the beard and around the hat. I had to felt it a bit by rolling it in my hands to get it to be a bit denser than it comes. I also added a little jingle bell on the end of the hat. Then to finish him off, I added a little blush on his cheeks. I originally wasn't going to add a face, but after I made them, I felt he needed eyes and a mouth. I was able to sew the mouth threw the beard, but for the eyes I just added them with a fine point Sharpie.
I made some of these for ornament exchanges and gifts, and I had a few extra I put in my Etsy store. I've sold out of the darker burgundy ones, but I have some of the red ones still in my Etsy store.