This is a precious a little elf for the Holidays. Most of the ones I was planning to make are for Christmas, but this little girl is for Fall!
I just love all the rich Fall fabrics this year. They are a wonderful pallet of falling leaves and pumpkin shades! I especially like the polka dotted fabric I used on her dress. I added a maze colored print for a collar and topped it with a vintage lace ruffle. Then a satin black bow, of course!
I wanted to create a fun, cottage like Haunted House that could hang on any door. I started with a plain piece of felt. I did a drawing of the design I wanted. Next I started making the different parts such as the door, ghost,bat, and my favorite thing...the tree with the little stuffed owl! Hope you enjoy the pictures!
How is it that the weekends go so fast? I blinked and it was Monday. I was able to at least organize my materials and cut fabrics for a few orders this weekend. But it went way too fast. It is finally cooling down a bit here at the beach. I just can't take those 95 degree days for long. Being from N.Y. I guess I could never get used to the high humidity and temps. Trust me I do not want the kind of cold weather we had in Buffalo where I grew up! But a nice cool day is great when we can sit outside without melting.
So this weekend when Katie was playing, I sat and worked on this little kitty & Pumpkin necklace.
Well, tomorrow the students are back to school. Teachers were back last week in Virginia Beach. We have classes to take, classrooms to set up, and copies to make. It is a lot of work. I am all ready, except for a few seating charts I will finish tonight when my daughter goes to bed. It was a strange summer, good, but strange! I was on a few textbook committees, I had a class to take. Then our air conditioner died, my car battery died, I broke my Blackberry...it was odd! I did not rest and sleep in. I got up and worked on my dolls and my Etsy shop. When I got back in the classroom last week, it felt good. I felt back on schedule. It will most likely change tomorrow and I will wish we were back at the beach! I had a wonderful time with my husband and daughter. We had so much fun together all summer. It will be hard to see her walk into her 3rd grade classroom tomorrow morning...where did my baby go???? And my husband will be at another school for part of the day this year. (We have worked together for ten years). So there are adjustments to make, but I am excited to see those smiling faces, well most of them at least. I teach art, and it is Middle school, but most of them smile! So I am off to Fall...here are some last minute photos of what I am working on and me and my cat Macy. Happy Fall everyone!