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‘Tis the Season… to Prepare for the Seasons

It’s in the 90s and I am working with Fleece. Planning for the Holidays starts months in advance – I did some already but I’m really getting into the hardcore prep now, with 3 shows coming up – they will be here so fast I’m sure!

So this weekend I’ve been working on some Halloween, and some Christmas. And earlier this week I did some True Crime – and Tacos. All are now listed at the Studio and select items on Etsy.

I am so ready for Back to School. Snuck some fun School felties in here too! The Felties shown below are all Vinyl on the front and Felt on the back, and all around the 1.75inch-ish size.

As always leave a comment and let me know if there is anything you are looking for. I’m really getting into Halloween and Elfwear with my Elf Emporium – so now is the time to ask!

Have a Safe and Happy Week!

How to Dress An Elf

‘Tis the Season! Are you elves out yet? Mine are! They always make their annual debut after Thanksgiving – and this year they came with a wardrobe! I am still working on the Accessories and Costumes so more to come, but we are having fun with the Sweaters.

The Sweaters. How to Dress an Elf. It’s tricky at first, but gets easier. I have some photos below to show you what I have figured out so far that works for me.

First – if your elves still have their hands connected you will need to separate those – use tiny scissors so as not to cut their hands, just the thread.

Each Sweater I ship out should have a small slit cut into the back of the sweater. Each sweater has a different shape so they fit a bit different, but I have found a sweater base that I like so those that can be on the basic sweater shape, I will use that – it seems to do a little better with dressing and undressing the elves. If you need to, cut the slit a little bigger depending on your elf.

Go up over the feet – as long as you can get the slit over the body where it meets the feet, you should be good!

On Step 1: Go up over the feet. Stop just below the shoulders.

On Step 2: Tuck the arms down into the sleeves.

On Step 3: Shimmy the arms down into the sleeves as you pull the sweater up. Tweezers may be helpful to pull the arms through.

You can put the collar over or under the sweater:

To Remove the Sweater: Do the same thing in reverse. Pull the arms up a little bit.

Pull the arms all the way out:

And pull the sweater off at the feet.

Now you are ready for a new sweater! I added many sweaters to the Elf Emporium category recently – be sure to take a look. And on Instagram today it is Star Wars Sweater Sunday! A couple of my favorites below. Thanks for stopping by – I hope this helped you and I hope you and your family enjoy the Holiday Season!