Thursday, 2 December 2010

The One In Which The Chief Elf Sees An Ideal Igloo

Task one at Elf School is complete.  The somewhat plain igloo has been completely remodelled, and a Christmas tree has appeared in its garden.

Despite hard work on the igloo, it appears that there was still elf mischief during the night.  I hear that there was a snowball fight in the living room, and that Stitch has been tied up in a sleeping bag.

I have just had a text to say that Della and Bert are at human school today. I hope that they worked off their mischief overnight...

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

WOYWW: the Chief Elf Speaks

For the past three days, I've been working on a big package for our godchildren.  This morning, they should be waking up to meet the delightful Della Sparkle Feet and Bert Speedy Pants, who are joining them for Elf School in December.

Their first job will be to find their igloo, which is being hidden somewhere in The House With The Big Climbing Frame, where the elves are staying.  Then there are plenty of fun tasks and mischief to take them through to Elf Graduation Day on 24 December.

And now I've packed away my cotton wool, glitter, embellishments, craft paper and all the other makings, I have an important role.  For December, I shall be responsible for the Chief Elf's email address, helping with the care of Della and Bert, and answering questions on all things elven.  I can feel my ears turning pointy as I type.

For a hop round more crafty desks, at What's on Your Workspace Wednesday, hop over to the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground using the WOYWW button on the left.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Despatches from the Ministry of Elf

 This is a tale of two elves.

Bert on your left, and the lovely Della to the right.  The Chief Elf is sending them to stay with our godchildren to have some fun before Christmas.  They have packed their passports and sleigh driving licences, and their igloo is being sent to the house (although that may prove superfluous, considering the weather).  My mum has been a star and made Della her pretty skirt and necklace, and cut down their sleeping bags to proper elf size.

Here they are with their igloo.  One of their jobs will be to decorate the igloo during their visit.

I see Bert's already a little tired.  

They have plenty of things to learn and do during their visit.  They have a star chart to record all the things they have learned, including travelling in a human sleigh, feeding reindeer, making elf soup, and setting out a night light so Santa can tune his SPS (Santa Positioning System).  I hope that they will get to visit a human school too.

I am also expecting that they will get up to plenty of mischief.  I am ready to pay good money for the pictures, so I can share them with you.

Please excuse the feet above.  

The reindeer food (with added stardust sparkles) can also be eaten by humans.  (I've never had porridge with edible stars in it before, but I guess there's always a first time).

I have set up an email address for the Chief Elf, so I hope that my Elf impersonation skills are finely tuned when I get to hear from the godchildren.

If they have half as much fun with this as I've had putting it all together today, then I'll be delighted.

There's no business like snow business...

Today I am pleased to be working on something snowy that has nothing at all to do with business.

Tomorrow I am sending two elves to finish their Elf School at the house of our godchildren.  The Chief Elf has decided that they need to understand how families celebrate Christmas, so is sending the lovely Della Sparkle Feet and Bert Speedy Pants for further education.  Yesterday was spent combing the shop shelves to find two elves (more difficult than you might think), elf soup and snacks, sleeping bags, the ingredients for an igloo and various other items to keep two elves, an eight year old and a four year old happy for 24 days.

Pictures to follow, of course.  (From the Ministry of Elf, no less.)