I think it's amazing how much better he looks with part of the background in. And aren't the little circles clever? Of course, I didn't think of it myself - this is from a series from The French Knot a few years ago. Diana Bosworth does the stitch guides. She always finds some small and appropriate element to put into the background to jazz everything up.
I have the French Baker Santa now, and I was looking at The French Knot website to see what they did with him. She put fleur de lys in the background. How cute is that??
My Dad and Jordan are coming to visit this week so I don't anticipate I'll have much time to work on him. Who knows what I'll come up with to tell you about in the next few days??