Well my access to the Internet has not vastly improved this week so now that I am connected I had better type very fast! When they built our houses in our close the designers decided it would be very pleasing to not have any lamposts spoiling the view or BT,or Electricty cables running overhead so everything was buried below ground. Now some 30 yrs later the wiring is brittle and also waterlogged as our village is built over some 40 odd springs (which is why the Romans built a settlement a few miles away). Every time someone has their lines go faulty and the engineers go down the underground hole to fix them they invariably break another wire in fixing the first one or have to pump the water out before work commences. It does mean that we play cat and mouse with the phone and internet when the weather is particulary wet.
Anyway here is one of the projects I have been busy on. This is an Elf on the Shelf that I have made for my Son's chlidren. We had a text earltier this evening to say he is already getting up to tricks and planning to cause mayhem when they wake up in the morning!.
A slightly different design (I make my own pattern up) to the one that I made for 'Sweet Cheeks' last year (who is also in situ and planning some more mischief so we are told). I already have a pre order for another for next year along with two more advent calendars. Pipkin has been made with left overs from the material used on last years calendars and his bell is from one of the cat collars that my cats used to wear. Hair is a snippet of fur fabric and his boots from a scrap of black felt. Face has been painted using my Jo Sonja
matt acrylics, oh and his cheeks are a spot of my lipstick that he helped himself to!!
Not sure what the Roolz are that he is busy writing up but I did catch him sliding down the bannisters a couple of times before he went up 'North'
Would like to enter him into the following:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop: Crafty Snippets #48.
Shopping Our Stash: Odds and ends to use up (listed as above).
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes.
Tuesday Alchemy: Anything Goes.