Thursday, July 28, 2011

More Goblins and House Elves

I’ve added two more house elves and a couple more of their goblin cousins to my Etsy Shop.  Here they are:

  Nickel is a happy little elf.  He lives at a ski lodge in the mountains where he spends his days whipping cream for all the hot chocolate that children drink after skiing and building snowmen all day.  Last winter, a grateful little girl gave him her old cashmere sweater, and he and his friend Zinc used a sleeve of it to make a wonderful sweater.  Nickel shares a room in the rafters with Zinc, but he would be happy to come live with you and make whipped cream for your hot chocolate!

   Zinc is a funny little elf.  He lives at a ski lodge in the mountains where he hangs out in the Lost and Found room, where he saves old scarves and gloves that no one claims to make clothes for himself and his friends.  He made his own sweater from a discarded purple glove, and he’s pretty proud of it. Zinc shares a room in the rafters with his friend Nickel, but he is willing to come to your house to organize your hats and scarves for you!

   Whisper is a shy little goblin.  She lives in a yarn store, and she takes great pride in keeping all of the skeins arranged perfectly by color.  She collects scraps leftover from knitting projects, and recently made herself a cozy new sweater.  She would love to come arrange your yarns for you!

  Limpet is a bright little goblin.  She lives in a tiny shingled cottage beside the sea and spends her days combing the beach for seashells and other treasures.  She dreams of stowing away on a pirate ship to visit far-away beaches where she imagines the shells are as big as she is.  Limpet would love to be your traveling companion!

 Limpet has a particularly fun story.  I made her and gave her the Irish limpet she is wearing around her neck, then I took pictures of her on the beach and listed her on Etsy.  But it felt like something was missing.  So yesterday while I was sitting on the beach I made her a little purple pirate hat to complete her ensemble.  Immediately afterwards, while walking down the beach I spotted only the second limpet I’ve found in Oregon.  It was tiny and perfect, and I stitched it to the side of Limpet’s hat.  Now her outfit is complete and she looks great.  Talk about fortuitous luck!

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