So I thought I would just make up my own sewing pattern, and this did sort of work out. Except the finished Elf didn't look exactly like the pattern I tried to draft. My Elf took on a life of his own...His face is made from the fabric left over from Humpty Dumpty, and the rest of him is made out of Christmas scraps of fabric.
This little Elf was supposed to have a bigger head. and this was cut out with more of a roundish shape to it. Except all this changed when I appliqued the hearts and mouth upside down on the face and the head was already sewn onto the body. I had no patience to start all over again so instead I re cut the head shape out again on the body which made it much smaller.
Also my other problem was the Elf eyes, I forgot to sew them on in a contrasting thread which I really wanted to do. But before you knew it this 'Imp of an Elf' was all sewn up and glued together. Too late to change anything now. So I glued the eyes onto the felt circles and let him loose in the garden...and what a naughty little Elf he was!
|Bells, glue, clips for the Ric-Rac...Buttons for the eyes and|
silver fringing around the neck
|Golden thread laces for the Elf shoes...|
|Garden antics of the impish Elf!|
|'Sorry no room for Elves, twos company threes a crowd...|
|Is that really me? Who else has sewn Elves this Christmas?|
|Have a Merry Christmas everyone....|