Friday, 16 May 2014

Elf Shoes

Hello Again! I'm back having taken a break that went on longer than intended. Sorry to have not been visiting - I'm looking forward to catching up with you. Thank-you so much to the lovely people who popped by or even signed up to follow despite my absence.



As Christmas crafts are my favourite I'm returning with some little elf shoes. They were a cinch to make. The gorgeous pattern and instructions are available from the lovely Dawn Edmonson at her Etsy shop here. I've made mine from snuggly fleece and decorated with a selection of lace, trims and charms from my stash. Sure it's never to early to prepare for Christmas!

Very many thanks for your visit.
Nicola x

I wish to enter ornaments to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday - M (for Material (fleece), Metal, Miniature and Merry)
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Ribbon, Lace, Twine
Inspiration Journal - Celebrate (elf shoes are for a very Merry Christmas)
ABC Christmas Challenge - J for Jolly Old Elf
It's all about the Vintage & Beauty - Anything Goes

51 comments:

  1. Oh my these are so incredibly cute Nicola! You'll have elves lining up at the back door come October wanting to keep their tootsies warm :) Love the little bells on the front of each of them. Glad to have you back. Jenny x

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  2. Glad to see you back Nicola and your little shoes are absolutely gorgeous and so very cute too.
    Fliss xx

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  3. Oh how adorable are these!! So sweet and lovely! I adore the little instruments you added and the beautiful trims make these so pretty! Good to have you back in crafty blogland, we missed you and thank you so much for all the kind and lovely comments you left on my blog!!

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  4. Hi Nicola, welcome back some times we all need a break. These little shoes are so sweet. love the little jingle bells on the toes, everyone will here your elf coming:). Mo x

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  5. Oh Nicola, these little Elf shoes are divine, a work of art. The little bells and trumpets are simply exquisite on them. Glad to see you back blogging.
    Julie x

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  6. Welcome back Nicola and what a fabulous project to come back with I love these elf shoes
    Kevin xx

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  7. wow your elf shoes are gorgeous Nicola. Good to see you back, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Oh My, how utterly darling?? The gorgeous instruments & bell against the beautiful cosy fleece look gorgeous. Contemporary too which I personally prefer. I wouldn't know where to begin. You are too clever?!
    Hope you had a good break, we all need one at times. Just pleased I started following you beforehand. C :))

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    1. Hi Caroline, Ive been over at your bloglink but cant see posts or anywhere to comment. Thank-you for your very kind wishes. I hope you post some of your own work soon. Nicola x

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  9. These are exquisite, so delicate and beautifully crafted. Just adore them. XxxX

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  10. Welcome back! It's a real treat to see your work again! I love these little elf shoes, especially those lovely little details and trims! Exquisite and magical. Julie Ann xxx

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  11. YEAH!! YOU'RE BACK!! I am in love with the Elf Shoes. I never took my Christmas tree down, so I'm all on board with getting ready. The supplies you used to create these are magical. I do believe I've never seen shoes more cute! So wonderful to see you in blog land again and WOW, with an amazing return.
    Thank you so much for your very sweet comment you left on my blog and I hope you have a terrific weekend.
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  12. Hello hunnybunch, your little elf shoes are so cute. So lovely to see you back. Elizabeth xxx

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  13. So, so lovely to have you back Nicola, I have really missed you - but what a comeback! These little elf shoes are just adorable, they look so soft and cosy and the trims are gorgeous. The little jingle bells are a wonderful finishing touch. Love, love these. Hugs, Anne xx

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  14. Oh Nicola, so happy to see you again on your blog with this so lovely and super adorable Christmas creation!! I missed your wonderful art work... :)
    How cute it is, and so sweet!!.. I will have a look on the link you give us if I want do similar elf shoes one day to decorate the fir tree, thank you. My little twins would be delighted I know. Hope you are well, thinking of you often Nicola. Hugs, Coco xxx

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  15. Did you hear my shriek of delight on seeing those darling elf shoes?!!!!!
    Nicola, they are beyond precious and I would love to make a pair myself but I don't have a proper sewing machine.
    They are positively delightful with the addition of lace and jingle bells.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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    1. Thanks so much Lynne, have sent you mail. Just for others, there is no sewing machine involved. Everything is glued save for hand stitching on charms and bow. Nicola x

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  16. They're gorgeous, Nicola!!! Love the lace details and metal elements! A fantastic idea for a gift to a little one, and they'd make beautiful tree ornaments too!

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  17. Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage
    Elma

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  18. Oh my, how cute are these little shoes... love all the lace and ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

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  19. Hi Nicola, these are so beautiful and it will be a lucky elf who receives them!
    Love all the little details, and those added charms are so sweet.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Avril xx

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  20. Oh, how adorable are they! A magical make, Nicola - utterly adorable - and wonderful to have you back in action again!
    Alison xx

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  21. So very sweet! What adorable fabric shoes! Thanks so much for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  22. Adorable. Just super sweet. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  23. Wow!! these are so adorable! Thank you for sharing them with us at Inspiration Journal this month. Be sure to pop in next month too. I think you will like our June challenge very much. ;-)

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  24. These are so delightfully whimsical! I adore them and really love how they turned out. You are so skilled and are cognizant of every last detail. I really like the little round baubles on the toes. Gorgeous all the way around and I'm so glad you shared these with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  25. Cute little booties. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  26. These little shoes are just so cute! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  27. WOW! These are stunning Nicola! A wonderful idea, a superb gift and how utterly, utterly adorable! Fabulous! Chris xxx

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  28. How darling! Your craftsmanship is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #8: Ribbon, Lace or Twine, Oh My!

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  29. Oh WOW! these are really cool. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  30. These are wonderful! What a great idea and the cream tones are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  31. Wow.. this is such a gorgeous creation! Elegant and sweet :)

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  32. So so cute and beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  33. Lovely to see you back and what fabulous shoes
    Rosie x

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  34. oh wow these are so adorable nicola.so cute and pretty and i love the soft cream colour and beautiful detailing ;D

    xx coops xx

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  35. LOVE the new look.
    It captures the style of your beautifully feminine artwork but is subtle enough not to detract from your posts - it compliments your art to perfection.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  36. WOW...I adore these perfect little elf shoes...simply Beautiful... It's so good to have you back.... Hugs May x x

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  37. Oh my goodness Nicola these are sooooooo cute and gorgeous. I've seen baby shoes made like these but never Elf's, love them and I think I need to "Pin" them :)
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  38. So sweet! I can imagine the look of the lovely little creature using these... Thanks for joining our challenge at It's all about the vintage and beauty!

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  39. I'm so sorry to be absent from you...I've lost all my blog feeds so I don't know what's going on in blogland. These shoes are AMAZING!!! A perfect fit for any nursery for sure! I love all the elegant details!!!

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  40. Wow! Nicola these are fabulous, how clever you are, really love them. xx

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  41. Completely adorable and so precious! Perfect for any little elf! So glad you joined us for our Jolly Old Elf challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!

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  42. Nicola...these little elf shoes are absolutely darling! I am with you...if it's anything Christmas...vintage Christmas...even better, I am all over it! :) I love these little shoes! I also wanted to thank you for the kind things you had to say about my faux tea roses canvas. You made my day! <3 Candy

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  43. Your elf shoes are absolutely gorgeous and sweet and so precious! No, there is never too late or too early for some Christmas love lol. Great to have you back in the blog land! xxx

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  44. how utterly gorgeous , love love love x

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  45. Dawn Edmonson sure has great patterns, and you did justice to all of the pattern's potential. It looks like you used natrual cotton batting, and it looks like you used two different laces to adorn the heels. Those fabulous musical instruments are the PERFECT and unexpected finishing detail for these.

    I wish I could get more excited about Christmas in the summertime, but I always leave those projects till the last moment (two months), and that just isn't enough time. You may have inspired me to think "elf shoes" sooner. Sorry it took me so long to leave a comment, because you were one of my favorites straight out of the gate!

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  46. Oh my goodness - these are sooooo adorable! I always love coming to see what you will have here on your blog - your talents are amazing!

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  47. These shoes are enchanting. Love all the little details and the charms you've added are really beautiful!

    Gaby xo

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  48. Your ornaments are so cute. they will be on a christmas tree in my house. thanks for sharing.

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Thank-you! Your visit and comment is very much appreciated. Nicola x