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« on: December 22, 2012 10:13:04 AM »

This was a little christmas gift I made for my friend Catherine at work. Elf is one our favourite festive films, and we often joke about answering the shop phones like this -- though we haven't had the courage to try it yet Tongue

 I doodled a little portrait of her as an elf answering the phone onto hemp canvas, and got to stitching! It's mostly backstitch with some satin stitch, though I learned scroll stitch (I think it's called?) to make the phone wire :3 Naturally I couldn't resist a few beads and a little sparkly sequin to top off her hat... the text was completely freehand, hence the, uh, delightful wonkiness.

The hoop is a tiddly 9cm wide in total, small enough that she can hang it on her tree if she wants! It took about 3 or 4 hours to complete including design, and I loved every minute - I really need to make more time for hand embroidery, I don't think there's anything I enjoy more!

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012 11:19:21 AM »

Oh, she is adorable! I haven't seen the movie, but this is such a cute hoop. I think the sequin and beads make it really pop too!

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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2012 11:25:25 AM »

Very cute!  Love it!

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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2012 06:14:09 PM »

oh my this is so adorable! My sister in law's favorite movie EVER is Elf and you have totally inspired me to make her one of these for next Christmas. Great job!!

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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2012 06:08:51 AM »

So cute!

« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2012 08:53:54 AM »

That is too cute! I love that movie and use that line to answer my phone during Christmas!

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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2012 11:36:47 AM »

So sweet! Elf is one of our favorites too and my sister actually has answered the phone like this. I need to make her one.

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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2012 02:19:54 PM »

This is so cute!  Grin
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Thank you guys Smiley

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too cute! Grin

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