These lovely wee people I hold close to my heart. They have given me and my family so much joy and add some magic to our home. In almost every corner of our house you can find a little fairy scene and everyone who comes to vistit us is enchanted by them. So I warn you, once you get started....
Required Materials for 1 woodland wee person;
- pipe cleaners (1x 4.5 cm, 1x 5.5 cm and 1x 11 cm)
- 1 wooden bead 15 mm
- 2 wooden beads 5 mm
- wool felt scraps
- beeswax scrap
- tuft wool roving (for hair)
- mini tuft of wool roving or a thread of wool (for the shawl)
- (embroidery) thread
- eco glue
- acorn cap or chestnut shell
- a copy of the free pdf-patterns (click here to download)
1 - For the legs, cut a piece of pipe cleaner of 11 cm and fold it in half. You can use the ruler on the pdf-pattern for this.
2 - For the arms, cut a piece of 5,5 cm and for the neck a piece of 4,5 cm.
3 - Slide the piece for the arms between the legs and insert the piece for the neck on top.
4 - Wrap the legs around each other a few times so that a body is created and the arms and neck piece are tightly attached to the body. Fold one end of the neck upward and wrap the other side downward around the body.
The base frame is now ready!
5 and 6 - Cut the pattern for the trousers out of the felt (click here for the free pdf-pattern). Fold the trousers/legging around the legs and sew it close to the legs with a blanket stitch. You can tuck the trousers legs or otherwise cut them a bit shorter before you sew the trousers together.
7 - Stitch for the zipper seam a on a and b on b and before you tie off, wrap the thread around the waist two times to secure the trousers. It is also possible to stitch the zipper seam first before you stitch the trousers, just see what works best for you.
8 - Choose a pattern from the pdf model A or B and cut the pattern for the jacket out of the felt.
9 and 10 - Slide the hole on the neck and check if the sleeves fit the arm length. The arms should be a little bit longer than the sleeves so that you can attach the beads for the hands. Check if the arms are equally long and adjust if nescessary. Sew the outer edges under the sleeves and side of the jacket together with a blanket stitch. See the pdf-pattern for more details.
11 - Put some glue on the ends of the pipe cleaners at the sleeves and slide the beads for the hands on the pipe cleaners. Put some glue on the neck piece and slide the bead for the head on it.
12 - Divide the piece of beeswax into two small pieces and shape them into little shoes (simple oval shape). Press the legs gently into the beeswax shoes.
13 - Glue a tuft of hair on the back of the head and glue the acorn cap on top of the head on the hair. Glue a tiny string of hair on the forehead and tie the ends of the hair into two pony tails.
14 - Finally for the shawl, you role off a small tuft of wool between your fingers into a wire of about 6 cm long and wrap it one time around the head. If you want you can carefully cut some fringes on the bottom of the jacket of model A.
Enjoy your new friend!
I hope you will enjoy creating these tiny characters as much as I do,
warm greetings sas