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:

Caroline Nash said...

He is adorable, well done

Wendy said...

He's so cute - love the poses!

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

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

mcrafts said...

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

Ali said...

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

Annie said...

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

Jam Dalory said...

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

Di said...

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

Dr Sonia S V said...

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

Catherine said...

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

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

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

Sherry Edwards said...

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!

Sarah - Dragonfly-Jersey said...

He is lovely!! Great pictures too!! xx

Faye said...

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

Kat Shenton said...

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

Deborah said...

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

Nikki Byrne said...

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

NIKKI DT

Charters said...

Great looking Elf - very mischievous!

fatmonica said...

he's so cute!

Ann said...

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!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

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!!

Susie said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Margreet said...

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

Susie said...

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

Anita said...

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

thinker said...

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

Love crafts forever said...

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

Sam said...

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

melsanford said...

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

Cazza said...

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