I’m always so pleasantly surprised when a project turns out. You would think I might have more confidence in my skill at this point, wouldn’t you? Ah, but you haven’t seen the totes-full-of-failures in my basement, now have you? This blog is a bit like Facebook, just the best ten percent of my successful work.And here is today’s featur:e
My darling girl said we needed an elf. I’ll save my anti-Santa rant and dislike of the threatening-repeating parent (cf. Love n Logic) for another blog, or even another lifetime…Let’s just say our elf is NOT a spy. 🙂
So the elf. We perused Amazon, Pinterest (holy hilarious antics!) and, as usual, I found my answer on ravelry. Love that site.
Here’s the pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elf-on-the-shelf
I thought PINK, but my sweet girl wanted red. So it began.
Fortunately, I had some cute colored eyes left over from an Etsy order I placed eons ago! I really like the blue.
We began the hair.
One of my favorite parts of the pattern is the white picot collar! I decided to use it on the hat also, instead of leaving it plain.
Added a little pink mouth, and began to sew…I used a needle to separate the strands of yarn and give her pretty curly locks.
Decided I REALLY liked the picot collar and added trim to the sleeves as well. 🙂
Then, she sat in waiting for a week or two. It gets busy this time of year!
Finally, I found the time, and motivation, to stitch on those cute, skinny arms and legs.
And she was darling!
At my daughter’s request, I even found time to make her a little baby elf friend.
The hair is a bit comical, and she didn’t like the eyes, so perhaps I will redo those…
But still, cute n all!
Have a blessed week-before-Christmas, and may you be surrounded by much love, now and always.