Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Camel

Ardis emailed me on Tuesday,  "My BFF is a camel person at Christmas time. Have you ever made a camel from punches?"

Well actually, the only camel I have made was from felt.  My first Christmas, in my first solo apartment in the early 80s, found me wanting a tree but I had NO budget for ornaments.  I had to make all my ornaments  I made three from felt - a red walrus with holly in his mouth,  a purple hippo holding a book of carols and a camel with a Santa hat.

So I pulled the camel off the tree and rebuilt him from punches.

Here you go Ardis, hope it is in time to use for your friend.

Body wide oval snipped in with wide oval at bottom
Legs word window
Feet 3/4 circle
Neck wide oval next to previous wide oval hole
Face large oval
Saddle wide oval folded, scallop oval snipped for fringe, word window
Tail - snipped from scissors
Hat - piece of large oval, piece of word window, 1/2 circle


Becky said...

Way cute! Now all we need is the 3 wise men to go with him. Kim from paperpunchaddiction made the holy family and that would be so cool to make that scene and frame it! Keep up the wonderful work. Love it!

CarrieNixon said...

Wow, Ellen! The felt camel rocks! You have an incredible eye for transforming something into a punched piece.... you're my favoritest... :)

Merry Christmas!

Migdalia said...

That is so darn cute! I love it!

Ellen Kemper said...

Thanks ladies!

Carrie, you crack me up! You talk like me! "Favoritest" is one of my favoritest words. So is "disastrophe" which is what my desk still looks like.

Maybe I should clean it up as part of hubby's Christmas gift... I'll think about it.

Carey said...

This is another darling thing you have made. Have you thought more about the book? Are you tired of making Christmas creations and ready to move on? I bet you are.

aka Roscoe's mommy

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Oh, he is so cute, I don't think I would have attempted a camel, but I am so glad you did.

Hugs to you and your girls.

Merry Christmas

Sarah said...

Thanks for the great inspiration! I made on for my mom's Christmas card! so cute!

Linda Callahan said...

Love this guy!

Conni said...

My husband is deployed in Africa and there are camels everywhere. I was thinking I needed a camel rubber stamp for some scrapbook pages, but you're guy here has saved the day!