28.10.07

Holiday Softie Awards


Tomtenisse Dotty, originally uploaded by -syko-.

Since I was making tomtar anyway and I stumbled upon the 2007 Holiday Softie Awards (in time!!!) I decided to let one of my gnomes, "Dotty", enter the competition. I just love the mint dotty fabric together with the red. Now I wish I could convince my family that our Christmas is going to go in these colours this year...

About: Dotty is a product of my imagination. A mix of a Finnish/Scandinavian tomtenisse, an elf and a garden gnome. A Christmas decoration or if treated well a guardian of your home and family the whole year (however I can not be held responsible for what she decides to do if she moves into your house...).

Materials: Cotton fabrics in red and mint green with dots and red & white toile de jouy for the legs. Filled with polyfill. Heart appliqué from synthetic felt. Mini buttons for eyes.

Some more Holiday Softie love from the flickr pool (they will have a very hard time choosing the winners!): a house, Sprincle, a sweater pigeon and a snow rabbit. And a wonderful dachshund dressed for Halloween by Elsita. Happy Halloween everyone!

13 comments:

Ali said...

That really is a lovely colour combination for Dotty and her matching scarf.

We always try to stick to a Christmas colour theme. Not the tree (which is always red and white and silver and wood), but the wrappings and the table.

However, I'm not the host this year, so I can leave most of it in the capable hands of my sister-in-law

lucykate crafts... said...

i love this, have been admiring your work from afar since i saw you on flickr, love it all.

Linda said...

Oh, excellent! I have caught an early christmas bug and have been forlornly surfing blogs for inspiration. The holiday softies awards is just the ticket!

de vliegende koe said...

I love the mint green with the red! We never had a reL family Christmas theme, but I think it’s a great idea!

driftwood said...

dotty is gorgeous!

Di said...

How cute!! The colours are beautiful! I must admit I love the Scandinavian Tomtenisse!! There was a great pattern in Marie Claire Idees a couple of years ago and I keep meaning to make it - but your colours are so much better!!

kirsty said...

GORGEOUS!! (as always)
:)

Ruth said...

Very cool!

Mirre said...

What a lovely tomte!

laura said...

Hi Syko.
What a lovely things you make!
Pretty,cant wait for more!
Laura

Heidi said...

looks like we both have the tomte/tonttu fever! i adore these... look out for one of yours in my newest treasury! (if the treasury doesn't crash and i actually get on!)

heidi

Akhila said...

Cutest little nisse I seen. Wonderful work you do. I'm stunned and just want to get going making little creatures myself.
Will post a link on my blog, so I easily can come back for regular visits.
Very inspiring and beautiful work.
Akhila

tichat said...

so cute!
I like your blog and i'll be back soon...
Many thanks.