Christmas Elving...

I got bitten by a make it bug. I had nothing better to do (except the house work, but, hey, that will still be there when Christmas is over, won't it?) so I fell to work Christmas Elving. Literally.
A few years ago I made Nisse or Tomte (depending on your Scandipreference) and gave them to the lads in the family but I Never Made Any For Me. It was on my to do list, but there is always a shed load of stuff on the to do list.
Anyway, I don't know whether it was half term (how I love the creativity of holidays) or the week after when the juices were still flowing, but this year I have made them.


Look. Two of the cutest little elves ever. They are made following Alan Dart's pattern for the Jultomtar or Tomte but without the beard. I wanted little elves, not old gnomes. And they coordinate beautifully in cream, red and grey Stylecraft. I used Stylecraft Special DK Parchment for their faces and was a little worried at first about whether it was a flesh-enough shade, but I like it. They were quick enough to make, a couple of days or evenings of sitting knitting and sewing together. With the bag of plastic pellets in their bases they sit very nicely on my mantelpiece. If the children were smaller (or still gullible) I'd use them for an Elf on  a Shelf instead of the creepy one I've seen for sale, but mine have lost that loving feeling.
Note; I haven't quite put them on my mantelpiece for Christmas yet; they are sat very nicely next to my knitting cave where they're watching over the next part of my crafting challenge (this year my Christmas Craft challenge is to actually bl***y finish some of the things off my list!) And, yes, of course, I'll share any further crafting I do on the blog.

Comments

  1. Awww, they're so cute, I love them, and I love those cute little trees too.

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    1. Thanks! I'm writing about the trees later this week.

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  2. They are so cute, and I love the trees as well!! xx

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    1. They are gorgeous, my daughter told me so. I will have trouble getting them into the storage box after Christmas!

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  3. Love them, they are very cute. I wish I had known about elf on the shelf when mine were younger. I only found out about him last year! Love those trees too.
    Lisa x

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    1. Since my Princess hasn't forgiven me yet for being the Man in A Red suit myself, I dread to think what she would have said if I'd introduced an Elf on the Shelf only to tell her they weren't really alive!!! But I think I still need an elf on a shelf to keep ME good!

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