In my last post I mentioned a little craft swap I did with some super stitchy folks. I'm finally sharing what I made for my pal Jacquie! She mentioned elves twice in her 'likes' so I just knew what I had to do....a really cute elf.
I used a bit of metallic thread on the star and the garland. That stuff can be a pain to work with, but I find if I just take my time, it usually works well.
Look at that face. Too cute.
I finished as a wall hanging backing it with some Christmas fabric and adding a little red trim along the bottom and a couple of buttons at the top with some rick rack to hang it. I struggled a bit with my sewing machine not having used it in over a year! It got sticky and it took me forever to even remember how to thread it. But it all worked out and thankfully Jacquie is OK with its imperfections.