Sunday, 15 February 2009

My new favourite medium....

...air drying modeling clay! Or maybe this post should be titled "confessions of an internet addict".

I scour the internet, if someone references a store or site I will click away and happily spend another hour perusing said link. Such was the case when Sheye Rosemeyer mentioned the Danish company, Maileg. That was when I discovered the most darling little Christmas elves and pixies. I've yet to find a UK supplier, or even a website that speaks English to try and order one from (although at £20 a pixie I might not have done!) and so, I resorted to that very South African habit of mine, which is "If I can't afford to buy it, I'll make it!"

So, here are my little elves, unpainted, unfinished, but definitely coming to life. They're nowhere near as 'polished' as their Danish family, they're a bit shorter and squatter and without their colour you can't really compare, but here they are...









This little guy is my favourite of the lot. I modeled my one after him - I haven't made his little cube to stand on yet, I needed to let him dry first.



*ETA* A third elf joined the ranks ;-)

9 comments, come on, leave me some love!:

Mom2Drew 16 February 2009 at 23:22  

OMword Jo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I soooo need a set of these. When are you going to start selling already?

Uber cute:)!

Jodar 17 February 2009 at 11:03  

these are very cute!

Mandy 17 February 2009 at 12:15  

OH MY WORD! You painted that. That is the CUTEST thing I have ever seen. Its so arty. WOW. (bowing down) I seriously have no talent in that artistic area. I can barely paint a wall. I am in awe!

Reds 17 February 2009 at 13:05  

Cute cute cute! Love these! You are so talented! Wow!

Mom 17 February 2009 at 14:02  

I bet they are going to be far nicer than the original ones! Looking forward to seeing the painted ones

Becky 17 February 2009 at 14:36  

These are adorable!! You are so talented.

pat 17 February 2009 at 14:42  

Jo--these are seriously adorable! Love love them; even unpainted they are charming. Just the body language alone makes them! Can't wait to see them painted.

Nicki, 17 February 2009 at 14:43  

Sooo cute - you could take a baby's building block and use it to stand your little fella on. You are so crafty!

Margaret 17 February 2009 at 17:48  

You are so incredibly talented! Wow! I'm very impressed!

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