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?
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
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