I have no idea why the photographer of this picture called it a "Viking Santa". This looks like a bobbin to me. A decorative bobbin yes. I'd like to make pretty bobbins like this for my stash of laces, maybe some trims like ric-rack.
There are more pictures I saved from various browsing sessions on the Internet. (HOW did we survive before the Internet? Gordon and I research everything, and I'm constantly saving ideas via pictures!
These little character bobbins are delightful! I'd like to make them...but HOW?
Heather Bailey did a tutorial on these bobbins (above). I probably could handle them.
This last picture of the colorful embroiidery floss wound onto plastic bobbins gave me the idea of making a string of Christmas lights with this as a guide.
Patchwork Place made some star block light strings and some thread spoostring of lights. I've bought the star block light strings, and I enjoy them year round. Now I'd like to find the thread spool string of lights. I *think* Patchwork Place is the name of that company. If not, I'll come back and correct my blog post.
Have you seen other cute bobbins? Please share!