The eye-less elf. The pattern is from the Scandinavian Stitches book. The elf will be getting eyes...temporary felt eyes until we get to my mom, when the elf will miraculously have teeny weeny button eyes.
Have you ever heard of Elf on the Shelf? I first heard of it last year, but thought that Ava was a little young for it still. This year - we are making it our new Christmas tradition. Anything to encourage good behaviour and kindness between sisters...! Rather than buying the kit, I have made our own elf. Maybe not quite as pliable as the 'real' elf, but I am sure that Flower Daddy and I will be able to conjure enough fun with it.
In between all my Christmas present crafting, I have made these two little lovelies....
Well....actually there is also a third one....but she is alllllll mine! I am going to use her for crafty storage while we are on holiday.
You could also stash your current crochet or sewing project or sketchbook and pencils or snacks or general nicknack's or knitting or toys or.....what am I missing?? There must be something else?
Anyhow, you get the idea, super useful in two super useful sizes and unique and pretty - all in one perfect little package.
I will try and sneak a few photo's of my Christmas-y gift projects tomorrow, while little eye's are otherwise diverted....a doll minus legs, an elf minus a couple of eyes and a backpack that is not yet a backpack...oh, and a cat that is cunningly disguised as a roll of felt! There are a few other bits and pieces in the works, but you will have to wait until after Christmas to see those.
If you fancy nabbing yourself one of these pretty pouches, they can be found here.
Can you see me boogy-ing behind my computer? I really am doing a little jig...surely you can see??
Seriously, looky what I am so pleased about....
Remember my yabbering about fabric way back here....yipes! 2 months ago! I hope that you didn't go blue in the face waiting for me. It is so frustrating how long it sometimes takes me to do things. There are so many ideas bouncing around between my ears. Makes it hard sometimes to concentrate on just one thing at a time. Never mind all the other things that keep me busy.
I have a few of these in stock, once they are gone, I will be making them to order - which I will endeavour to have in the post within 2 weeks. I also have a plan for at least one other colour way - maybe a teal-ish sort of colour...the petals could also be leaves, don't you agree?
If you need to get your mitts on one of these lovely bucket totes...looky no further than here.
....I think that I need to make myself one - specifically for keeping my crochet together next to the couch...plenty of generous hooky storage!