I purchased this patchwork book many months ago in hopes in finding a few Christmas projects to make that would improve my sewing/quilting skills. I ordered it online - which was risky - I didn't know what I might find in it. But when it arrived, I was happy to find several little patchwork projects that were perfect for my stitching level and beyond.
During my first flip through the pages, I came across these darling stuffed elves and knew I wanted to make one.
I quickly decided against making mine a "Christmas Elf" simply because I wanted to stay in our home even after the holiday season.
I've been very drawn to red and turquoise lately so I grabbed some pretty fabrics from my stash in these shades and began piecing her body parts together.
Look at that sweet little face!! This has got to be my favourite part of her. I chose to make her a little red-head --- a hair shade I always wished I had!!
Isn't she sweet?
I'll admit - I had a lot of trouble sewing the body together once her arms and legs were attached, but I don't think anyone can tell, even close-up!!
Though we haven't named her, she has become a favourite of the kids. She has become our little "Bathroom Pixie," watching closely to see that the kids have brushed their teeth and washed their hands with soap and water.
She is, I guess, a bathroom "Elf on a Shelf. "