...cloaked in regal attire, wrapped in an aura of wisdom that spans beyond the existence of human beings, and dispatched by a legion of elves whose occupation is love and kindness.
Through snow and wind they drift, guided by the light of their lantern. They come carrying messages locked up in bottles. They are known to some as...The Kindness Elves.
In the quiet of the night, they come silently and gently...and they stay. Their presence protects and guides people of all ages on the journey home...to where the heart is. They are fearless, unwavering and true to their duty. They conduct their responsibilities with such strength and conviction that one could easily mistaken them as grown men and women. In truth, they are each a child elf. In this way, they much resemble human beings...peel back the layers of life that have been added on through the years and you shall see that at the core is just a child....peel back the layers of royal garments and you shall see that these are merely young elflings.
And as such, mother nature is true to her creations, whereby knowledge, wisdom, LOVE and KINDNESS stem from the core...also known as children. In elves or in humans, children are our guide to true love and kindness. Let us never forget this when we look at our little ones. But, mostly, let us never forget this when we look at ourselves.
The idea of the Kindness Elf came from a friend who wanted to substitute the idea of the Elf on the Shelf with one that focuses on kindness. I love the idea and I had so much fun making these little ones that I think more will be created for the shop as well as our home. Thank you, L and N for giving me the chance to create these little beings for you, for us and for others out there who may want the presence of a Kindness Elf in their lives.
In past creations, each Scarlet Elfcup doll was given a name. I think this time around, it seems more appropriate for me to leave the naming of these special elves to the family which they are going home to. Naming these two elves by me, feels akin to someone other than the parents naming their children. As such, they will be referred to as "He" and "She" Kindness Elves.
Our She-Kindness Elf is a Wee-Bee Mini Elfcup doll. She stands less than 6" (15 cm) tall. She is made with all natural materials. Her doll skin is made with premium quality cotton jersey imported from Europe. She is firmly stuffed with bio-wool made in Oregon. Her seams are sewn twice for reinforcement. Her hair is made of natural mohair yarn tied into two braided pigtails. She has an embroidered and simple facial expression. Her cheeks, nose and various body parts are blushed with red beeswax. She is a sitting doll with sewn joints that are made flexible for easy movement and changing of clothes. She has a sweet belly button, bummie and little elf ears.
She comes wearing a neutral colored cotton dress with lace trim for the straps. The dress opens fully on the back side with nickel-plated brass sewn-on snaps. Her elf hat is hand knit with Rowan kidsilk haze yarn, a mohair-silk blended yarn. It has openings that lay comfortably around her little elf ears. She comes with a pair of hand knit elf boots made from 100% fine alpaca yarn by Isager.
Our He-Kindness Elf is also cut from the Wee-Bee Mini Elfcup doll pattern. He stands less than 6" (15 cm) tall. He is made with all natural materials. His doll skin is made with premium quality cotton jersey imported from Europe. He is firmly stuffed with bio-wool made in Oregon. His seams are sewn twice for reinforcement. His hair is made of red mohair yarn. He has an embroidered and simple facial expression. His cheeks, nose and various body parts are blushed with red beeswax. He is a sitting doll with sewn joints that are made flexible for easy movement and changing of clothes. He has a sweet belly button, bummie and little elf ears.
He comes wearing a rich moss colored cloak made of cotton linen and lined with a beautiful green patterned cotton fabric. The straps are hand knit using a Rowan kidsilk haze yarn. The shirt he wears is made of cotton knit. His pants are made from Maiwa hand dyed cotton linen. His elf hat is hand knit with Rowan kidsilk haze yarn, a mohair-silk blended yarn. It has openings for his itty-bitty elf ears. His sweet elf boots are hand knit using Isager 100% fine alpaca yarn.
Both of these children come bearing messages in a tiny glass bottle with removeable cork. Let your imagination soar in how you will use these magical glass bottles to send messages of kindness and love to your little one.
Brother and sister...inseparable are these two.
The Kindness Elves are recommended as toys only for children 3+ due to the delicate nature of their design and the small parts on them that pose as choking hazards for children who still enjoy exploring with their mouths.