The colour for December in the Colour My World Challenge, inspired and hosted by M-R at Quilt Matters was green.
The basic pattern I used was the same as the midwinter faery, based on Miranda in book called Introduction to Making Cloth Dolls by Jan Horrox. I think his hands turned out better and his face was easier because I was aiming for character, rather than prettiness this time.
I had intended to make something more festive for December but, although I originally thought about a Christmas elf, it seemed he was intent on becoming one of the good folk, rather than a Santa’s helper – if you meet him on the road, you’d best be polite to him!
I think a lot of the fun of doll making is the way these little people emerge with characters of their own and very easily evolve into something quite different and more interesting than expected, although perhaps more experienced doll makers have more control over their creations!
Sadly this is the last linky party for the Colour My World Challenge, It’s been my favourite challenge of the year and, although I’ve found it very challenging to work with a single colour and my results have been a bit hit and miss, I’m going to miss pondering what colour project to make each month.
15 thoughts on “A Green Elf (+ 2012 Colour My World Challenge Finale)”
Whoa! He is seriously cool. :) I love the yoga pic. hehe
He is very cute Janine! It was so much fun to experiment with different colors!
Your elf is wonderful……love his patchwork cape!
I always love seeing what you come up with, Janine. What a great idea for green. Seriously loving that cape and the hat. You're not the first person I hear talk about how the dolls emerge with personalities of their own — fascinating! Thanks so much for participating in the Colour My World Challenge!
Great job, I just love that you went #D with your project for this theme. Very nice!
He's great, so much personality! Well done
Love you Faery! It has loads of personality!
Yon Quilting Wife
That is one cute elf.
He is wonderful Janine, definitely has his own personality!
Can't imagine which of your makes you dislike I would be delighted if I had produced any of them.
Beautiful collection, Janine! I may have to borrow your idea for white and make a little zippered pouch. I love the patchwork cloak. Do you have a name for him?
The elf is neat — I like his patchwork cape.
What a lovely little elf! I particularly like his quilted cape :)
So sweet! What are you going to do with him/her?
I love the doll it is so cute. My daughter reently started working on a Ragdy Ann and Andy patern we have it is a lot of fun seeing her put it together. Thanks for linking up.
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Love the cute elf and the colours.