Whoopsie! Little Elf Chums sure can be mischievous. She claims she just wanted to hug it. Sure, sure. If you dare to unleash the naughtyness and also the friendliness, you can now make your own squad of Elf Chums by purchasing the pattern or kit! The pattern is in the shop but I am still working on writing out the details of the kit, so you’ll have to email me about that for now, if you are interested.
On Saturday we had the Elf Chum workshop at Gallery Hanahou. It was gaggles of fun. I loved seeing the fabric combinations that people chose to make their Chums. I brought two bags of fabric and some folks were surprised at how much fabric I had. Oh darlings, you don’t know the half of it! Or maybe I should say the one thousandth. It was especially nice to do some hand sewing instead of being surrounded by a bunch of noisy machines. We went overtime, but now I know that it takes five hours for a group of nine people to make one Elf Chum each. I also learned a lot from my students which was very helpful in writing out the instructions for the Elf Chum pattern. I took 46 pictures and tried to include as much detail and tips and hints in the step by step directions as possible. There is always room for improvement, so if you get the pattern and make one or some of these guys, I’d love to hear your feedback. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Many thanks to everyone who attended!
Gallery Hanahou has 31 pictures of the workshop in their Luv-able + Hug-able set on Flickr. Start here and click through and enjoy!
I’ve also started a Flickr group called Pomly Pals where you can share pictures of your own Elf Chums. It’s also a place for stuff made from my other patterns and tutorials, or fan art, or pics of my creatures at home with you or whatever adventures you’ve gone on together. Please join in on the fun and add some pictures!
After the Elf Chums were made, these guys posed with some of the famous Mochimochi Land elves. Having the workshop in the gallery space was really wonderful. To be surrounded by awesome plush while making little plushes with friendly people was simply a fantasy within a dream. The space is small but bright which translates into cozy and cheerful. Big thanks to Gallery Hanahou for hosting my workshop!
Here are three chums on our tree, which arrived yesterday and smells so good. Christmas time is more magical than ever now that my big boy is four. Putting up the tree and breaking out the ornament boxes was quite joyous and exciting. Deckity deck the halls!
Some little slugs came along to check out the glittery light-flashing action. They were a gift from Anna. Thank you Anna! You can make your own slugs from Anna’s free pattern.