JJ and I gave our scissors a good workout this morning cutting out all the tiny pieces for these soon-to-be cards made from portions of vintage illustrations. The matryoshkas and trees are favourite designs, but the little soldiers are new today - we know from experience how hard it can be to find original cards for boys. We were feeling very proud of our accomplishment as we lined them all up until we reminded ourselves that the most labour-intensive part of the cards, the stitching detail, was yet to be done.
So we left them out like this hoping that those very talented elves from that lovely old story "The Elves and The Shoemaker" might pay a visit tonight and finish the cards off for us. We know they haven't been seen for a while but we think that these might make a nice change from shoes, with the card being easier to sew than leather, and we would be happy to make a couple of little outfits as a thank you for their work. What do you think our chances are?!