Sunday, December 29, 2013

Edit, I missed some elves!

Ive been waiting to show you a few of the gifts I made for Christmas this year, but couldnt post til now!  My dad had this dog named Baretta for many years.  Hes been gone for quite a few years now, but I've always wanted to try needlefelting a little dog that resembles him.. finally this year I got to it!  I havent talked to my dad yet, but I'm sure he loved his little baretta dog!   I also made my step mother a cute bear, but I must not have saved the pictures I took of it.  I know I took them.. but cant find them.  she was a cute bear made out of a chenille bedspread... oh well... cant show you!

I also made a couple other smaller bears, this one below for my friend Beckie, but in the end the bear didnt look exactly like this.  she ended up with buttons and holding a snowflake.. similar to the one below that..

This one went to another friend.  in fact I made two of these and I have one boxed up and waiting and waiting to go into the mail for my friend Kelly!  Im horrible about getting to the post office.. of course my car was in the shop for over a week.. so that didnt help!

this little set below I sent to my mom.  Im not usually a big fan of plastic canvas, but I thought this little gingerbread house was cute and my tiny bear would look cute in it.  I should probably call all my parents today seeing as I havent talked to any of them in a while.

I had been avoided swaps for Christmas, but a friend asked me to participate in an ornie swap and I couldnt pass it up!  these are the little suzie snowflake ornaments that I made.  I also received some really fantastic ornies in return, but I am so not on my A game in getting the pictures taken and posted!

Anyways.. there were a few more little things, but I guess I didnt get pictures of everything... OH well!

So as promised, the elves!  Of the 13 or so that were interested in joining in, I only have back about 7 pictures plus mine to post.  I know its a busy time of year I didnt even meet my own deadline! LOL!   I think my challenge end date was 12/6...  and I just finished mine this weekend!  lol!  Its hard to fit in everything we want to do sometimes.  isnt it?  So with out further ado..  here they are!
YIKES!!  a little edit here.. my apologies to Shirley, Holly and Pam as I totally had missed their elves the first time around. I hope Ive not forgotten anyone else!  I have not drawn a winner yet, so your names will be added to the hat!
Shirley Hatfield ( Zettas aprons)

 Dorothy (hensrule)

Holly's elf  (cutie pie cottage)

Pams elf (virginia retro)

 Kareena (Lets go fly a kite)

 Kim Kenward (Kims Musings)

chris little (a little creation)
 Helen Hoelck ( dollz and thingz)

 marlene Haveron  
Erica Bryan (Golden egg vintage)

 and mine..
I actually just started two more elves this morning because I realized that the first two reminded me of some people and I have to send them out as a surprise to them!
OK.. It seems to have taken me forever to post this this morning and Ive got to move away from this computer!  have a lovely day my friends!  I shall return later!
OOHHH!! wait!  I have to do a give away.. I promised to send out an elfie out to one of the elf challenge participants.  I will work on that.. and get back to the winner later!   
toodles for now!


KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love all the handmade gifts you created. You are so talented! The snowflake ornies, I would love a closer look! Thanks for hosting such a fun challenge, everyone's creation is so different!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You made such great things, Vivian! I have a couple of the gifts I made scheduled to post this coming week. I love, love your bears and, oh my gosh, the white one in the top hat is just too cute!

Happy New Year!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I finally got a head for my elf but didn't send you a pic! Sorry!
Even though this was my mellowest Christmas ever, it was still stressful!

You were very busy creating cute gifts! I remember the show Baretta. :)

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I sent you my elf photo ages ago, guess it got lost in your emails. :(

Debby said...

Such cute elves. I LOVE that dog. He looks like our Springer. Loving on those bears as well. You are so talented. Happy New Year.

Shirley Hatfield said...

Like Pam, I also sent you a pic...but no worries! It was a lot of fun to see what everyone made. Mine was one of my candle tins anyway that I already posted. Happy New Year, cute Viv!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love all your sweet things you've been making!! Looks like you've been keeping your fingers more than busy!! :) They are all so cute, those bears are just adorable!! So nice to see some of the elves together!! Cute!!! Happy Sunday! xo Holly

Margaret said...

Hi Viv! After discovering your blog several months ago from Kim K I am your newest follower and SUPER ADMIRER! Just love all that you do and admire your talents and the joy you have making all your creations!
Happy New Year! Love, Maggie/Maggie's Lil' Fixins

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Thanks so much for adding my elf in Viv!

You are so dang talented. Love the "felted" bear, and oh...the Susie Snowflake, the cutest ornament, lucky swappers!

Have a great rest of your holiday vaca, hope you keep your power on, and thanks for hosting the elf swap. :) Pam

Shirley Hatfield said...

Thanks, Viv! You are such a sweetie. I don't know about anyone else, but I am having a case of forgetfulness fever...I am losing things, and breaking things and forgetting where I put stuff. I'll be so glad when we can get back to a normal routine. =D

DollZandThingZ said...

Love everything you made but Baretta has stolen my heart! OH, SO CUTE!!


I LOVE the little puppy, Baretta! He is too CUTE and I think my favorite one that you have made!
All the elf's are cute and everyone is so talented!
Happy New Year!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Baretta is absolutely precious. You've certainly had a busy few weeks with a tiny bit of stress thrown in for good measure. Here's hoping that the start of 2014 is much smoother! Love all the elves! So many creative ladies!

Nan said...

Thanks for posting all the photos oh gosh they are just all so darn cute.

Patti said...

Oh my! What a wonderful post! Everything is so dog-gone cute! You are so talented Viv! And, it's always such fun to see what you are up to. The elves are all just adorable! And the ones you made!!!!! How you find the time, well....I was wondering you have little elves in your workroom?

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Thanks Viv! I loved all of the elves, and Helen's was cute and original! Love the dog you made!!
Happy New Year!

Erin Spain said...

Too cute! Handmade gifts are the best. You did a great job!

-Erin @ DIY on the Cheap