Friday, November 27, 2015

Elf on the Shelf Idea Day 6 of 6

We spent the night at our daughters this day.  They have a snowman collection they set up around their fireplace at Christmas time.  Elf wanted to be part of it I guess so he moved a couple to the stairs and disguised himself as one too!

Here is more info I took from on Elf:

The story ends on Christmas Day with the elf leaving to stay with Santa for the rest of the year until the following Christmas season.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Milestone Birthday – 8 years old – B08d

Ohhhh!!  Where would I be without Pinterest!  I think it was Pat’s card that inspired me the most.   The background paper was something I found in my stash.

Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Sunshine Yellow, Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White.
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Black.
Stamp: Happiest Birthday Wishes, Memorable Memories.
Accessories: sponge, Stampin Chalk, Swiss Dots EF.
Punches: ½” circle, ¾” circle.

The Lego measurements are as follows:
Four button block in Real Red:  1-1/4” x 1-1/4”.
Six button block in Sunshine Yellow:  1-1/4” x 1-3/4”.
Eight button block in Pacific Point:  1-1/4” x 2-1/2”.

Used the same poem as B08b.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Elf on the Shelf Idea Day 5 of 6

Ohhhh!  Another mess that the granddaughters were not impressed with!

I did a tutorial on making Bendable Arms and Legs for Elf on the Shelf (on my December 23, 2014 post).  We found lots more of ideas on Pinterest we could have him do for next year, if he was bendable!

The girls informed me that their Elves were girls so I did a Skirt tutorial for Elf on the Shelf (on my December 26, 2014 post).


Friday, November 13, 2015

Elf on the Shelf Idea Day 4 of 6

Brynn had a tough time finding Elf this morning.  Grandpa finally asked her to get him a spoon and look what she found!

Here is more info I took from on Elf:

The book tells how the magic might disappear if the scout elf is touched, so the rule for The Elf on the Shelf states, "There's only one rule that you have to follow, so I will come back and be here tomorrow: Please do not touch me. My magic might go, and Santa won't hear all I've seen or I know." Although families are told not to touch their scout elf, they can talk to it and tell it all their Christmas wishes so that it can report back to Santa accurately.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Elf on the Shelf Idea Day 3 of 6

At only four years old, Brynn ‘respects’ any book so she was extremely upset to see that Elf had scribbled in Gramma’s coloring book!

Here is more info I took from on how Elf got started:

The Elf on the Shelf explains that scout elves get their magic by being named. In the back of each book, families have an opportunity to write their elf's name and the date that they adopted it. Once the elf is named, the scout elf receives its special Christmas magic, which allows it to fly to and from the North Pole.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Milestone Birthday – 8 years old – B08c

Lynn Pratt’s Lego card gave me a great idea – instead of having the top Lego piece pull out, I attached it with a brad so that it would swing open!

I balled up a piece of wax paper and pounced with Pacific Point onto my card front.  I cut each block 3.25 inches by 1.5 inches.  The circles are from the large circle on the Owl Punch, edges are sponged and highlights added with the gel pen.  Like Lynn, I used the Word Window Punch, cut in half for the top bumps and lined them up evenly using the SU Grid paper.

Used the same poem as B08b.

Cardstock: White, Yo Yo Yellow, Real Red, Pacific Point.
Ink: Pacific Point, Soft Suede, black.
Stamp: Look Who’s Turning.
Accessories: sponge, wax paper, Square Lattice EF, white gel pen, brad,
Punches: Owl Builder, Word Window, ¾” circle, 1/16” hole.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

AG038 18" Doll Santa Cape Tutorial

Grace is going to help me make this cape following Old Days Old Ways instructions called ‘Doll Cape--from Santa Hat’ from her December 22, 2009 Blog.

Open the seam of the purchased Santa Hat, remove the fur from the bottom and if it has a pompom, remove it.

Follow Old Days Old Ways instructions to make the darts.

Once I pinned the darts at the shoulders, I traced the fabric on to paper for a pattern as I wanted to make more capes than one.

Lay the pattern on to the hat as close to the bottom as possible.

To make the hat from the left over piece, measure 4” at the top and 5” at the bottom. Cut and set aside.

Turn center front seams of the cape to wrong side using 3/8” seams.  Create a tuck at one end of a 14” length of 7/8” wide ribbon.  Pin the ribbon under the 3/8” seam about ¼” from the top.  Topstitch down the center front seam.  Repeat for the other side.

Sew the fur to the bottom of the cape.  Clip and serge to clean finish.

Sew the darts at the shoulders and trim to about ¼”.  Set aside.

Sew center back seam of the hood.  Put it on the dolls head.

As you can see, the hood does not come to the front of the dolls head so, pin the fur so the fur is at the front of the dolls head.

Sew at the back of the fur only.  It looks a little strange from the inside.

Sew another seam close to the first one then trim close to the seam.

Pin hood to cape with right sides together, being careful not to catch the ribbon.

Sew, clip the curves and serge to clean finish.  Bring the ribbon to the front and tack.

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