Maybe I can convince them to make me some new shoes. Or just clean up a bit. Do elves do dishes?
I am making these wee little
shoe toy makers for the annual Merry Market that is held at the school. (Full disclosure, I did not make the one with the gray hat) Each year, the 5th grade makes projects and sells them during the Christmas Concerts. I like to make a few things to help the kids out. All the money they raise goes toward a trip to the Science Museum of the Twin Cities and the St. Paul Cathedral. When Addie was in 5th grade I crocheted mug cozies. This year for Lily’s class I decided to do something smaller and faster. Well, I did until I decided to make that big guy in the back right. He takes a bit longer. I’ve got a second one coming along. Then it’s going to be all the little ones. They’re roughly the size of a wine cork (because the wine cork makes up their body).
For the wine cork elves, I used the Woodland Elves pattern. I’m using my mini skeins of fingering weight yarn and some Louisa Harding fun fur that I had in my stash (I don’t even remember which swap it came in, but I know I didn’t buy it).
For the bigger guy I am also using up the mini skeins. He’s a Rebecca Danger Gnome Nugget. I’m not thrilled with how the eyes turned out, but I’ve got a plan for this next one. I found some blue buttons that I think will work better than clear. I also think he needs a little white trim on his hat to make him less gnomey and more elfish.
The kicker is that I think I’ll have to make more of these guys after the sale because they look so cute & festive hanging out in my house! How many elves does a girl need?