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twilightmiracle
« on: November 17, 2009 01:51:47 PM »

I saw this idea somewhere - "Elf on The Shelf" is a tradition where around Christmas time this elf makes an appearance every day somewhere around the house.  He was sent by Santa to keep on eye on the children and report back who was "naughty" and who was "nice".

I've been searching for an elf stuffie to purchase, and have come to realize that Santa elves' kinda creep me out.  So I decided to make my own version!  

It started with a test, just made out of an old white t-shirt.  He's been nicknamed "ghost", and because it was only basted, my kids have already torn out his stuffing.  Wink



He was a little too big, his arms and legs too long and too skinny.  So here was my second attempt, using the intended fabric:



His arms were still a smidge to long for my liking, and I thought his body could still be a bit smaller.  So, finally, without further ado, I would like to introduce Mr.Perfect Elf (until he is named by my kids  Grin )





I like him, I think he's cute.  He'll be making an appearance every Christmas from now on!
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009 02:59:54 PM »

i like your elf. this sounds like a really  nice tradition :-D

what are you going to do with the poor mr. not-completely-perfect-elf? (i think he's cute. but the last one is even cuter)
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009 03:00:58 PM »

what a cute idea for a new tradition. I hope your kids love him, he is adorable.
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009 03:32:35 PM »

Adorable. 
Did you add some sort of weight in the bottom to help him sit up? 
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2009 05:24:36 AM »

Thanks!

Mr. not-completely-perfect-elf has gone into the general population of toys, and got the stuffing knocked out of him.  Wink

dulcet...a weight would have been a good idea, wish I thought of it LOL!  He needs support to sit, so he'll always be leaning on something.
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