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Sunday, September 11, 2011
We had a request to make some House Elves for a little boy's birthday. He and his brother are big fans of Harry Potter. Being very difficult to find house elves in stores, his mom had an even more difficult task of finding one that could be played with safely. And, his mother wanted two to have an extra just in case. (Smart mom!) We couldn't say no to her request, so mom got busy making some like our own Dobby and Kreacher with a more suitable fabric for the rougher play of a young child. We were worried about having the two elves turn out completely different. Mom decided to make three for her to choose two from. Besides, it should be fairly easy to find a home for the third. :)
Well, of course they turned out completely different in expression and/or personality. So here are the three:
The Angry Elf - Must be a long lost descendant of Kreacher. Grumpy and persnickety as can be, he's the leader of the group, and he's the oldest.
The Sad Elf - As a middle child, he always gets overlooked. But, he's eager to prove himself as a good servant.
The Shy Elf - We think this one is a girl. But, it's tough to tell with house elves. She seems to be afraid of crowds, which is odd coming from such a large family. But, once she warms up to you, she's very friendly and helpful.
Mom put these elves together pretty much all by herself. I was very impressed. I love her toes. I helped her with the eyes, which turned out to be the least successful part of these dolls. As I mentioned, we used a different fabric, and it was difficult to get the eyes just right.
Mom also made two other house elves of other remnants she found while at the fabric store. One is thin and vinyl-like with a wrinkled texture, while the other is faux suede with a thin layer of padded backing. They're the top middle two in the pic below. They turned out really cute. She's still working on their outfits. Please excuse the left ones nakedness and the right one's chef design (It was the leftover part of the towel she used to make the other outfits).
Above are all the house elves we have here at the moment (minus one that's living in Kansas with my sis and her daughter) including the one that elwynceltic made for us in our Harry Potter Holiday Potter Craft Swap (right end on the top row) . He's the one that started this all for us.
If mom keeps this house elf making up, soon we should have enough to fill the staff in the kitchen at Hogwart's! Thanks for stopping by!