It’s that time of year, and since I’m still working on this year’s goodies, I figured I’d show some. pics of some stuff I’ve done for previous Christmases. And no. You’ve already gotten enough elf costume pics for the month, so don’t hold your breath for more.
Although I’m a little late, I figure I’d show pics of some of the critters I made a year or so ago. They hang out around different parts of my place and have the run of it for the month along with a few other random fellows.
I got into making plushies through the Aranzi Aronzo books, and they really inspired me to start coming up with my own ideas and patterns. The guy on the left started as a puppy, but I didn’t quite have the amount of fabric for a dog, and the more I looked at the pieces, the more it reminded me of a baby goat. Hence, Yule the Goat.
Yes, I know he’s not made out of straw. Be kind, he’s a just a kid (ahaha). The goat has had various symbolism in different winter celebrations, and you can read more about him here.
His body and head are faux fur, hooves and horns are purple fleece scraps, and eyes are buttons. Pretty easy peasy.
And, of course, on the right we have Krampus, but since I live for cute creepy stuff, I have probably emmasculated him into his current chibi-ish form. He doesn’t seem to mind, though. Similar deal, the main parts of the body are faux fur (he also has a long, fashionable tail), and the facial details, hooves, horns, and chains are fleece. He was a little more complex and I had a little bit of trial and error getting him the way I wanted him, but I’m pleased with how he turned out. All in all, they are cuddly and adorable, and they watch over the place and guard my holiday cards and everything else without causing too much mayhem.
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After losing her job and her boyfriend, Holly returns to her parents’ farm. Embarrassed and hopeless, she doesn’t expect to bump into a forgotten childhood friend that wasn’t supposed to exist. Ivy is not only a dryad, but she lives in the pine trees Holly’s family grows to sell at Christmas. As the old friends reconnect, Ivy not only shares her strong oninions, but gives Holly a charm that will change both their lives. As days melt into weeks and the seasons change, Holly’s life magically turns around. Christmas not only brings surprises, but a choice for the human woman. What’s more important: stability, success, and love, or keepinga promise to an old friend?