Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Elf Shoes Bribe...


With the days flying by so quickly I need serious help.  I have been hoping for some elves to appear and speed up my production in the studio and sewing rooms.  None ever come to my rescue.  So...I decided that I needed to bribe them with little elf shoes so their feet don't get cold in my mountain home.


With felt and crochet thread and needle I got busy.  I was only going to make two shoes.  I ended up giving those to Sisty when she was here visiting.  I kept making them as they are portable and easy to work on when waiting for appointments.  I admit the first one took way too long.  My blanket stitch skills were very rusty.  Once I got in the rhythm they just multiplied.


Thank you to my friend Judy of jfabrications blog.  Some time ago she sent me this pattern and I set it aside.  In sorting through a stack I recently found it and decided it is time to make these.  My Grandma used to make some very similar so I like the connection.


Here is a shoe cut out and ready for stitching.  The toe can be decorated with a simple pom-pom or a small jingle bell.  I did think of beading some but have to realize my limitations of time.  Maybe next year.  Do you think I can bribe some elves to come and help me with my lists of projects?
Last night and today we got some rain sprinkles.  It wasn't the good soaking we were hoping for but it is some moisture and will at least give the trees and plants a good drink.
Prayers and Healing Energy for all affected in the horrific tornadoes that did so much destruction.
This is still November and I am truly grateful for so many things...family, friends and health.  The ability to spend my days enjoying life and being creative is such a blessing.  I am thankful.
Creative Happy Hearts...

26 comments:

  1. I can't believe you made all those shoes, but I know what it is like when you get on a roll...They are adorable and would be so cute on packages!

    Carol

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  2. Those shoes are adorable. I would love to have the pattern if you do not mind. I will definitely give these a try to put on my pink tree in my scrap room. Very cute.
    We had tons of rain today for about one hour straight. Our weather is super hot although there is a little breezy at times. Thank you for sharing your cute little shoes and happy crafting. Ana

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  3. Oh Sherry!!I had to laugh at this post.When I saw those ever-so-cute elf shoes, I thought (and smiled),"Gee, I HAVE to make some of those", then I thought.."Gee, that pattern looks vaguely familiar", then when I saw that it was actually one I'd had and sent you a copy, I laughed outright!! Sherry, they are gorgeous, and makes me want to make a dozen or so too!!!
    So glad you ahve had fun with these!!
    Judy xx

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  4. what a lovely collection, heres hoping the elves will oblige. I also follow Judy, never know anyone create so much, she must never sleep!

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  5. Well; you were a busy Elf! What wonderful shoes! So colorful - fantastic! xxoo

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  6. Too adorable Sherry! If these don't coax those little elves into helping you, nothing will;0)
    enJOY a lovely today,
    Kimberly

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  7. I need lots of little elves to come help me. :) The shoes are just adorable. I keep saying I will make some sort of felt ornament. Bought felt last year and haven't even opened the package. Oh well ... have a wonderful day. Tammy

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  8. Now those little shoes are just too cute.

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  9. So cute! I can picture them with tiny tatted motifs, beads, and maybe even a jungle bell!

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  10. So sweet and lovely ,dear Sherry,- just waiting for little elf feets to be warmed in them!!
    Wonderful cute hanging on your little tree.
    Hugs ,Dorthe

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  11. How cute are these!!!! I will have to get Judy to share the pattern with me as well. I just had hand surgery so my needles are calling to me, to come and play!
    These little shoes will be so cute for ornaments or package tie ons...especially for a shoe loving friend.
    Deb

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  12. Oh my gosh, they are so awesome!! I love how they look!! Absolutely adorable!! Happy Wednesday :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  13. how adorable!!!! Just precious and so different!

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  14. ahh! Totally sweet! I hope the elves wear them out dancing all over your lovely mountain home!

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  15. Oh what adorable little elf shoes! I can't see how any elf wouldn't want those! You'd better sleep with one eye open cause I'm sure those shoes are going to start disappearing! xo

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  16. Uh-oh... I might be hooked... I make the teensiest elf shoes for my pine cone elves (See Martha Stewart). Of course they're always-- ALWAYS-- green! *wink* These, my friend, are adorbs!

    Happy week,
    Kelley~

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  17. Don't you just love sweet little projects like these? Makes you go "ahhhhh" when you see them! Reminds of miniature mittens I used to knit. Trust me, someday you will pull them out of the box at the holiday season and realize all the memories you have created for yourself and others. Makes me smile!

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  18. Sherry these sweet elf shoes are adorable. Love them on the tree. What a great decoration. Thank you for sharing your creation.
    Hugs

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  19. These are just the cutest little shoes ever! So adorable! I love them!

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  20. How adorable! You just amaze me with all your talent. I just can't get in the holiday spirit this year. I took Teddy back to the vet yesterday and the news was not good. He is in no pain but sadly the cancer spread and he is failing. We are spending this time with him trying to make everyday special. He is wearing his reindeer sweater and eating chicken and cheese. Whatever he desires.

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  21. Love your little elf shoes! Perfect for a wee tree, and is there enough room for tucking little treats inside?
    I was just picturing little angel shoes, made with an assortment of white fabrics and lace. Wouldn't that make a wonderful wee tree, too?
    Happy creating!

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  22. Trust that Judy! These are delightful Sherry.

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  23. Oh my goodness, these are just so darn cute!!

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  24. oh my gosh I missed this post!!! I made these too, a few years back, they are so addictive, your tree looks amazing!! I sure didn't make this many!!Wow!

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  25. Lol! You are so cute! I love this way to lure the elves to your aid. Maybe they will still come yet? At least you have a beautiful festive tree to look at : )
    Hugs,
    Terri

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