Friday, January 17, 2014

My First Flannel Friday: The Elves and the Shoemaker

Well, I've done it. I've made my first ever from-scratch felt story, which means I am participating in Flannel Friday for the first time this week!

My first endeavor into creating a felt story is a traditional folk story: The Elves and the Shoemaker. After reading and rereading the story and thinking about how I would tell it out loud to a group of preschoolers, I started making some drawings of shapes that I could use as felt patterns.

After quite a bit of experimentation, I assembled two elves with removable outfits (as per the story); one shoemaker (who looks something like a Jedi master); and four sets of boots. My pieces were created with hand-drawn patterns, and they are made of felt with some tacky glue to hold bits together. I used black permanent marker to add fine details.

Check out this week's full Flannel Friday round-up on Kathryn's blog Fun with Friends at Storytime.


  1. Welcome to Flannel Friday! Isn't making stuff with felt SO SO SO MUCH FUN? Always gives me a gleeful feeling to do tactile textile work. ;)

    1. It IS lots of fun! I'm already looking forward to my next project!

  2. Look at you! Glad you took the leap and joined the robust FF family!!

  3. Welcome! You're off to a great start!


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.