Thursday, October 18, 2007

elf shoes

At the risk of annoying many people, I'm going to start posting the Christmas projects I worked on earlier in the year. Hey, if the stuff is out in stores and I can listen to carols on the radio, this stuff is safe fodder for the blog.

The idea was this - every year I get stressed trying to make all the stuff I want to give as gifts and to decorate the house with. You know, so many projects, so little time. I figured if I issued a challenge to myself to get one Christmas thing done each month in 2007, I'd have lots of extra stuff to use and give away come December.

You'll all be happy to know that my "Christmas project a month" challenge lasted only until April. I've no idea what exactly caused me to lose my focus. Oh wait, I think that's when I bought the Prairie Children and their Quilts book. Hmmm, I haven't looked at that since I finished Alaina's quilt. That's when I started more needlepoint and projects for the shop. I'm seeing a pattern emerge here...

These little guys are from a free pattern I found at Allsorts. Made of washed and dried wool felt and embroidery floss. The bell charms are out of my stash. They measure about 2 1/2 inches from heel to toe. I'd love to enlarge the pattern and see if they'd make good slippers for the girls.

1 comment:

Patty said...

I love your elf shoes! I attempted an elf shoe back in December and it did not turn out well at all. Yours are how I wanted mine to look like. I'm really enjoying your blog. You make some really lovely things.