Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Happy The Elf

I'll admit it.  I have been a fan of the Elf Antics for a while now.  I think it's a  fun tradition for the whole family to have the little sprite running around creating havoc and mayhem.

At least that is what my Happy the Elf does.

He's not one of the new fancy one's from that EOTS company.  Happy is a vintage elf (circa 1940 ish) and we have been good friends for quite some time.

Here he is messaging his friends on Elf Book.

This year I knew I wanted to make Elf Cookies, but I just hated the Elf Cookie Cutters that I saw. Most of them had a "boxy" feel to them.  I am pretty particular about my cutters and when Cristin from Cristin's Cookies asked for art submissions, I jumped up and did my happy elf dance!

I drew up exactly what I was looking for in an Elf Cutter and it went up against several other great designs which were voted on in a blind trial.

Guess what happened?  My design was picked as the favorite!!

Guess what else happened?


I squealed with joy when I got the box in the mail!  Cristin's cutters are amazing.  They are sturdy, without flimsy sides, and make nice, clean cuts when making cookies.  They are easy to clean and come beautifully packaged in pink paper and a cutter care card.  The box is so nice that after I use my special cutter, I always put it back into it's special home.

I just love the way the Elf Cookies came out!!

I think Happy the Elf loved them, too.

He munched on one of the cookies because he said that he was super hungry after being in the attic all year long.

This is Home Girl and I hope that if you partake in the whole Elf antics experience that you're having a great time, too!!

Check out all these great ideas for your own Elf Fun!!  If you don't have an Elf and don't want to pay a lot, go to a thrift store.  There are usually tons of the vintage ones for cheap!!!


Unknown said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing the story. :)

Cristin's Cookies said...

You're too cute Marlene! YOU are my Christmas Elf ;-) I love the cookies you made and am so appreciative that you designed the cutter for me! I've been having so much fun with the Elf cookies and Winter Child cookies (both named Marlene). You're such a doll Marlene with a big heart! Cristin