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« on: December 29, 2013 11:09:41 PM »


For my partner in the IYP, I created Santa's workshop to fill her Advent calendar. I made the wooden workshop and the trees, and the table out of thin plywood. The furniture is made mostly with balsa. The accessories are made mostly from polymer clay, but also from wire, wood, fabric, paper, cardboard...

The elves are bendable and pose-able. I made an armature with wire. I added heads and shoes with polymer clay and put them in the oven. Once cooled down, I wrapped embroidery floss around the hands shape with a needle. Then, I wrapped wool roving around their bodies and felted the roving with a three needles tool. After that, I sew, cut and, embroidered them some tiny clothes that can be removed.
I made 6 elves who each are in charge of a part of Christmas.
The elf in charge of the mail and the naughty or nice list.

The elf who stuffs the toys. Well, he just had a little accident and fell head first in the stuffing.

The carpenter elf is able to create lots of nice toys with all his tools.

This elf has lots of ribbons, tags and wrapping papers and can wrap toys real fast, and neat too.

The sewing elf has a sewing machine, but he also can sew by hand. He embroiders too and likes to choose fabrics from the many ones he stores on his shelves.

The cooking elf is very busy at this time of the year baking cookies and cakes an candies.

All the elves like to take an afternoon snack together. They talk together while enjoying the baked goods.

Here are some of the toys they made this afternoon.

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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013 12:07:04 AM »

It is beautiful!
So many lovely details.
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013 12:39:54 AM »

Your project is wonderful. I think I saw it somewhere else on the gallery boards. But I rocked you here. So much detail, and a fine project indeed. This must have taken a lot of time and thought put into it.

Your colors are nice. Your felting is grand. And you are great with clay. And wood. And the creativity to create different elfs with different jobs is very fun. And I like the accident one head first in the bin, too. Still chuckling on that one.

Great job.

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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013 01:10:28 AM »

Beautiful, have hit this rocks!
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013 03:56:25 AM »

WOWza good job!
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2013 04:21:30 AM »

This is incredible! I absolutely love it!  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2013 05:27:45 AM »

This is fantastic! In fact, one might even say, "This rocks!"  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2013 07:49:20 AM »

I'm so glad you posted these cute pics, now I know how to set it all up.
I love the detail. My favorite is the naughty list and the toys. I love that I can actually take all the rings off the baby toy, so realistic.
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2013 08:22:28 AM »

Son of a nutcracker! This is astonishingly detailed and amazing. And adorable. GAH! So many wonderful adjectives for this: finessed, clever, creative, splendid, skilled...
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2013 10:16:18 AM »

Wow - the details are incredible - I love it all.  Great job!
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