Monday, November 21, 2011

Catch me if you can!

A wail went up last week from the Derby area which went soemthing like "Mumeeeeeeee can you make me an Elf please for Sweet Cheeks".( Not just any old elf mind , this had to be a Christmas Shelf Elf.)
Erm yes can you be more specific?
"Well he needs to be small enough to hide behind a cushion say but big enough to sit on a shelf and be seen"
Ok. about 12" then?
"Yes Please"
Where to start with no pattern to work from. I decided that" Tractor Boy" being 24" tall his head would scale down from 8" to 4" so after working the measurements out on grid paper and devising a neck to hold the head in place we were in business. A quick trip into town to 'Fabric Land to look for some red material and I found this soft dressing gown fabric. Perfect.
Nearly finished. He seems to have put a growth spurt on as he now measures 14.5 ". Had to make his legs a bit longer as he was begining to look more like a dwarf than an elf!! Something not quite right with him though. He dosen't look very comfortable sitting up like that.

Thats much better. A waist line and an identity. And thats when the trouble started. Catch me if you can he said and he was off round the house.
Can you see Me!
Under the spot light . Getting warm now.
Getting very warm.
Wee! That was fun.
While the cats away the mice and elf will play.
He is now safely in his new home but watch out Fluff he is full of mischief!!!
Show casing him on
1st Unique Gifts: Handmade Monday
The Felt Fairy: November monthly make.
Crafty Ribbons: Anything but a card.
Dream Valley: Stitching.
Ginger Loft: Use lace,fabric or felt.
One Stitch at a Time: Anything Goes.
Polly Craft Challenge: Christmas Fun.

31 comments:

  1. He is lovely and I think the various pics of him are great

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  2. He is so cute! When I saw the little thumbnail pic I couldn't wait to read this! The picture of him peaking round the corner is so funny! Mich x

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  3. Tooo cute, be careful thought I've heard these elves can get up to quite a bit of mischief!!! Loo roll everywhere, drawing mustaches on faces while they are asleep lol xx

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  4. He's just perfect. I'm sat here chuckling at his antics too [do tell him not to sit on radiators though or he will need haemorrhoid cream :-) ].
    Hugs,
    A x

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  5. What a sweetie and so full of character. He's definately made me smile. x

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  6. Totally adorable - such a fun character and the photos made me smile on a dull Monday! Thanks! :)) Di xx

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  7. How sweet your character looks and in such a humorous way you have introduced him
    Cheers
    Sonia
    cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh this is so so sweet ! You always amaze me with your creations ! Gosh you are so so talented ! Faye is so lucky to have a Mum like you ! Hugs and love from Catherine

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  9. You've managed to give him such a characterful litle face - well done.

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  10. Awwww, he's wonderful!!! Love the expression on his face and his posable arms and legs - no wonder Fluff loves him. Sweet Cheeks will have loads of fun with him - so will everyone too I suspect!

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  11. Elfvis is just perfect. His face is full of mischief and he has already been telling me some of the things he plans to get up to. Thank you so much for making him for us at such short notice, and all the effort you went to, especially when you've been feeling so poop. Elfvis will always be treasured. xxx

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  12. Hehe, Christmas elf. Love the array of pictures. Make it the Elfvis blog hehe. Lovely!

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  13. Oh, he is so sweet!( and you so clever). I love the photo of him peeking around the door.

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  14. Fabulous creation, love all the pictures :o) thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. good luck. Hugs.

    NIKKI DT

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  15. Valery you are SO clever to make himne without a pattern! He's absolutely perfect - how delighted will Sweet Cheeks be when he appears on a shelf nearby. I hope you will be there to watch. Have to say I really like those cute elves on that TV advert for sofas!

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  16. Oh I adore your elf!! Such a cutie...love the pic of him playing peek a boo behind the door!! You are soooo talented Mrs A!!

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  17. He's so cute! I like to make things without a pattern (because I"m bad at following patterns) but usually I make a ton of mistakes along the way and they do NOT turn out this cute! LOL Great job.

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  18. I just love those photos - made my smile. Cheeky little elf - looks like he's always up to mischief - in a good way!

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  19. Congrats on winning at Crafty Ribbons with this cute dwarf....It is so adorable...you made great pics with him!
    xxx Margreet

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  20. Hee hee, your elf is absolutely fabulous - soooo cute and mischievious looking! And very clever of you to be able to make it without a pattern!! Thanks for joining our Stitching challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

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  21. Well, he's absolutely adorable! You did a fabulous job on him. Thank you for sharing in the Pollycraft challenge.

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  22. so cute! what a fabulous and mischievous elf!!! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge

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  23. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya

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  24. Brilliant. He is gorgeous and will be getting busy helping Santa round about now!! That should keep him out of trouble!!

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  25. Awwww! Such a cute little elf! And I love all those photos :-) Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  26. Wow, what a fabulous creation!
    Thanks for playing along in our Christmas Fun challenge this month over at Pollycraft :o)
    Hugs,
    Cazza
    xxx

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