Christmas craft : Diy Advent Calendar

From: http://www.canadianliving.com/moms/fun/christmas_craft_these_cute_elves_will_help_you_count_down_to_christmas.php

 

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Christmas craft: Cute elves to help you count down to Christmas

Create a whimsical gang of elves to help you count your way through Advent.

By Designed by Nadine Reeves, corazenia.wordpress.com
Photography by Ryan Brook/TC Media

 

You need (for each):
• Bottom and hat templates: http://www.canadianliving.com/moms/fun/christmas_craft_these_cute_elves_will_help_you_count_down_to_christmas.php
• Card stock
• Scrap wrapping paper
• Toilet paper tube
• 1 piece felt (approx 24 x 30.5 cm/9½ x 12 inches)
• Scrap scrapbooking paper
• Pencil, eraser and scissors
• Clear tape
• Glue stick or craft glue
• Marker
• Pins, needle and thread

 

FREE ! Owl Amigurumi pattern

From: http://www.craftpassion.com/2013/10/owl-amigurumi-mr-murasaki.html/2

free owl amigurumi pattern

Mr Murasaki is an introvert through and through. He finds it exhausting to be around people. His favourite pastime includes napping in the hollows of newly-discovered trees – just to “test them out”, he says.

Owl Amigurumi: Mr Murasaki

By Guest Tutor: Lee Mei Li of AmiguruMEI
Skill level: Easy
Duration: About 2 hours

Abbreviations
• Ch: chain
• Sc: single crochet
• Dc: double crochet
• Inv dec: invisible decrease

Materials
• 2.3mm hook
• Similar-sized yarn in purple, cyan and white
• Crochet thread in black
• 2 x 4mm pink brads
• Yellow felt seal
• Darning needle
• Polyester fiberfill

Body
With purple yarn:
Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring {6}.
Round 2: [Inc] around {12}.
Round 3: [Inc, sc 1] around {18}.
Round 4: [Inc, sc 2] around {24}.
Round 5: [Inc, sc 3] around {30}.
Round 6: [Inc, sc 4] around {36}.
Round 7-18: Sc around {36}.
Round 19: [Inv dec, sc 4] around {30}.
Round 20: [Inv dec, sc 3] around {24}.
Round 21: [Inv dec, sc 2] around {18}.
Stuff body.
Round 22: [Inv dec, sc 1] around {12}.
Round 23: [Inv dec] around {6}.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Eyes
Make 2 with white yarn:
Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring {6}.
Round 2: [Inc] around {12}.
Round 3: [Inc, sc 1] around {18}.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Cut a strand of black crochet thread and sew a diagonal eyelid across each eye. Knot off ends at the back.

Wings
Make 2 with cyan yarn:
Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring {6}.
Round 2: [Inc] around {12}.
Round 3: [Inc, sc 1] around {18}.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Ears
Make 2 with purple yarn:
Round 1: Sc 3 in magic ring {3}.
Round 2: [Inc] around {6}.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembly
1. Sew eyes onto the body.
2. Fold each wing through the centre to make them look like semi-circles. Sew them onto the sides of the body, near the bottom corner of each eye.
3. Cut a strand of cyan yarn and sew a series of upside down Vs on the body, below the eyes. There should be 3 on the first row, 2 on the second, and 1 at the bottom.
4. Sew ears onto the top of the head.
5. Cut out a small egg-shaped beak from the yellow felt seal. Cut it in half through the centre. Glue it onto the point where both eyes meet.
6. Glue pink brads to the bottom corners of each eye. Tada!
As this is an original amiguruMEI pattern, kindly do not claim it as your own. You may place a link to this pattern from your site, but please do not repost it onto your page. Remember to share a picture of your own kawaii Mr Murasaki with us!

basic circle1. Start by crocheting in the round.

body2. From Round 7-18: Sc around {36}.

stuffing3. At the end of Round 21, stuff body with polyfill fibre.

eyes4. Make 2 eyes and embellish with a strand of black crochet thread.

sew eyes5. Sew eyes onto the body.

sew wings6. Make 2 wings and sew onto the sides of the body.

sew feather7. Add some feathery designs onto Mr Murasaki’s tummy.

owl ears8. Top off with a pair of ears.

make owl beak9. Make a cute beak out of yellow felt seal.

complete owl face10. Glue in place.

sleepy owl amigurumi pattern