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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Felt Elves

Good morning... there are snow flurries here in Minnesota this morning.  I think winter is officially here. (sigh)
Today we are going to handsew these little felt elves.  I got inspired by this darling paper by doodlebug designs http://doodlebug.ws/  The line is called santa's workshop.  I looked at the little elves and cut out similar shapes for their bodies and clothes.

I started with their heads.  I hand stitched around the edges, stuffed them with polyfill and added yarn braids to the girl.

For the arms and legs I used pipe cleaners cut in half.  I wasn't sure what I wanted for the eyes... i left them blank until I decided.

The boy elf is carrying a pipe cleaner candy cane.  they both are embellished with little buttons and pompom trim.

I decided to stitch on their eyes with black embroidery floss.. I added little pink cheeks too.

I had a perfect little box for these to go in.  I cut paper to cover each side and glued it on.

I made a cute little card to match... a perfect fit!

Come back tomorrow to see hat and mitten ornaments!


  1. Hi Jenni. Just a little note to say I'm enjoying all your ornament making posts. I love how you've included little matching note cards and / or packaging with each of them!

    These elves are adorable!

    Loulou @ Loulou Downtown

  2. These are so cute! And with the matching box..? To die for!!

  3. Ahhh! These are my favorite so far! ~ Barbara

  4. I have been looking at the time that you post... The middle of the night? That must be when you do your best work. Cuuuute.

  5. Adorable! I love the attention to details like the eyelashes and the matching packaging. Waaaaaaaay cute!

  6. Ha! Julia... I schedule my posts for 4:30... I usually sleep til 7:30! I love everyone's comments!

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