Feb 7, 2011 update on contest below: It was hard to choose a winner. Thank you to everyone for creating a fun time with your posts, which rocked, all were beautiful and heartfelt! I especially thank Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen for kicking things off by being the first entry, and confettijulie for, um, pushing the, um, envelop <blush>. And now, the winner is <drum roll> ROMMY!
I’ll leave the contest below up, b/c it has fun stuff. Stay tuned to my blog: Another contest coming soon. Wheee!
I’m having a contest! It’s easy to enter:
* Elves are so industrious that they may not know what 2 do with themselves when not working!
* Help them out! Use the “Leave a Reply” box at the end of this page to answer my question: What do elves do on their day off?
* Be as brief or as long as you want. Tell me one elven leisure activity or many.
* Make as many entries as you want, if you have new ideas!
* Contest ends Feb 2, 2011.
The best answer wins:
* A cool button I made that declares you “Faerie Bard”
* A cool fridg magnet I made. It has glitter and diaphanous cloth in it. Under them, these words peek: “Fairies are subtle. But watch closely for them: they’ll show you the road to your heart’s desire. — Francesca De Grandis”
That’s all the info about entering the contest! But read on for fun! (When I told a friend about asking people what elves do on their day off, she responded, “Elves day off? Hmm. Do they have sex?”)
The contest goes into February: Elves are not just a Holiday topic, no more than joy, wonder, or hope are. And elves stay busy all year, whether they’re Santa’s elves or other elven artisans. They always need ideas on things to do on their breaks!
Below are things this elf – – bunny elf moi – – did on a recent day off.
I put up my Yule tree, aka, altar to Santa. (See Santa Is in My Pantheon.) Yes, I beaded a slew of miniature ornaments for my tiny tree. I am crazy.
I put up a Yule silk painting I made for ME. It’s the only one like it! I am WAAAY into crafting OOAK goodies that are just right for me, and just right for my unique Etsy shoppers.
Then I said my prayers. (It’s important every day.) You can use your Yule Stocking to pray to Santa, any time of year. Yule stockings are magic: Just write down your prayer and put it in. Then believe in Santa! Or make a wish, then gently blow into the stocking. Then believe in Santa!
Here’s my kitty getting ready to make her prayer. All it takes for cats to get their wish is to simply stick their kitty-magic-head in the stocking. Oops, wrong pic. Cats are special: They get to wish right into Santa’s hat.
My gods walk on the earth. They hang out with me on my day off. But Santa had to run off before I could snap his picture. He’s always soo busy: That’s why there are so few photos of him.
Then my elf friend, Twinkles, dropped by. He clearly knows something I don’t about Santa’s present to me, but Twinkles wouldn’t tell me. But you can tell it will be a great present: Look at Twinkles’s face! (Click on his pic and u can see his expression!)
Elves’ days off is a topic long dear to me, so I’ll blog more about it soon. LOVE you, FDG