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Ewulotta
« on: July 10, 2009 09:38:07 AM »

My mom gave me this calender for my birthday that shows seasonal leaves for every month with instructions how to make little leaf men with felt. I made a little holly man




I also made those little men with the kids in church and they loved it.
It's nice to use the leaves for seasonal decoration, maybe hanging them in branches or making a mobile with different ones.
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2009 10:08:18 AM »

So cute!! Glad I saw this on the main page I always forget to check the miscellaneous topics and know I'm missing lots of great projects like this one Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2009 10:10:10 AM »

those are so sweet!  I love anything holly (it's my name) and these would be great for my church kids.  what did you use for hair?  they're so cute!
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2009 10:15:10 AM »

What an adorable little creation-I hope you post the rest of the year's leaf-people.
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2009 11:24:44 AM »

Neat!  If I may ask, what's the name of the calendar?  I may have to go looking for it. I wish my mom would get me stuff like that. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2009 12:03:18 PM »

How cute! I'd also love to have the name of the calander. I'd love to get a copy for myself. I know my daughter would love little leaf men. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2009 12:35:47 PM »

I LOVE this! Bookmarked for this year's Christmas decorations. Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2009 02:03:30 PM »

Too cute!
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2009 09:31:18 PM »

This is really cute.  I also would like to know what calendar that is.  Nice job.
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2009 09:28:15 AM »

This is adorable!  I think my toddler would love to play with this.... I'm also imagining orange, yellow, red oak leaves, maple leaves... Wink
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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2009 04:07:57 PM »

very cute!
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2009 04:47:17 PM »

He's adorable! What a great idea!
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2009 12:03:33 PM »

Please!  Do pass on the name of the calendar!  They're so charming and I'd love to find all the patterns and learn to make them all!

My leaf army awaits.
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2009 05:09:58 PM »

Thanks for all the comments! I'm glad you like the little man Smiley
The calender is German: Blaettermaennchen Kalender (literally this means Little Leaf Men) and is Waldorf inspired I think. But the leaves are very simple to make. So, if I'm making one of the July leaves, I'll take pictures of the basic steps that all leaves follow.
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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2009 06:56:56 PM »

 I love this little guy.... you did a great job on him!  I would love to see the rest of them also.

I found a link that shows more of the photos.. I think they are so cute.
http://freenet-homepage.de/jakobrebekka/1_blaetter/index.html

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« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2009 08:06:32 PM »

Thank you Ewulotta and Linda P! I'm bookmarking this for Christmas presents! I'm hoping the gradparents are getting my kids a wooden treehouse (like a dollhouse, but it's a tree w/felt leaves) and these would be adorable in it! Thanks for the info!
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« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2009 02:00:12 AM »

Thanks Linda P!
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« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2009 03:13:57 AM »

Ah, this link answeres a question I had, because I was wondering if the calendar was about using actual leaves, or felt. So it's felt. Thanks. Oh man, that little Blackberry man is too cute!
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« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2009 06:42:01 AM »

Did you click on the photos?  They get bigger.  I love the little white snowflake one.  Would you use a pipe cleaner to help hold the arms and head on?  That would make them poseable.... (is that a real word?)
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« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2009 12:04:40 PM »

Would you use a pipe cleaner to help hold the arms and head on?  That would make them poseable.... (is that a real word?)

yes, you use pipecleaners. You fold them in the middle and twist them around two or three times and attach a wooden bead as head. The calender doesn't have patterns for the leaves, only small drawings, so you have to draw a pattern free-hand. When I'm back home, I'll take pictures.
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« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2009 10:28:23 AM »

So wonderful! xmas decoration presents this year for sure, who wouldn't love one?
thanks for the links.

i'd love a link to this treehouse too if you've got one, sounds terrific!
Thank you Ewulotta and Linda P! I'm bookmarking this for Christmas presents! I'm hoping the gradparents are getting my kids a wooden treehouse (like a dollhouse, but it's a tree w/felt leaves) and these would be adorable in it! Thanks for the info!
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