Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bigsby's Department Store


It is very late in the night here at Creative Breathing, the most magical time of all in my craft room. It is the time when my characters reveal themselves to me in their completion and come forth with the story they wish to tell.


THE SCENE: BIGSBY'S DEPARTMENT STORE, the night before the Thanksgiving Parade. The store elves excitedly await their assignments for the big day.


The most coveted role of all is leading the parade. Interviews are held.


Uncertainties arise. "I think I'm too new."


"Overhead balloons? We're used to holding our arms outstretched. Not a problem at all."


"Tree Lot AGAIN?"


"Where are our Union representatives? At the potluck!"


"Did you try some of the Cheesy Potatoes?"


"Union Rep here!"


Last minute discussions.


"I've made up my mind!"


"Attention, Please! The leader of this year's Bigsby's Department Store Parade is ....."


What a successful day!


Magical. These characters are all so sweet, I just couldn't wait until the snow flies to share them with you. (They will all be in my Etsy shop the first Friday in December.) A thank you to Laurie, Magpie Ethel for all that she inspires!

22 comments:

Janet's Creations said...

Magical!

lynn said...

those little guys sure bring a smile to my face .. lol especially the one with the ornament top ... their faces are adorable.. great job and thanks so much for sharing
big ladybug hugs
lynn

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

We have to wait that long??? I for sure want one this time! I missed out on the last round.
This post reminds me of one of my favorite days of the year...watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! The best part of course being the very end, Santa and his elves!
Erica :)

Kim K. said...

Pure magic. The littlest of details not forgotten. You continue to amaze and delight, E.

chris mckinley said...

I love the expressions on their faces, I think that's what makes them so special!! I adore the little Christmas trees your characters are holding!

chris

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love those elves, Elizabeth! They are just too cute.

Denise said...

Enchanting post.I enjoyed, thank you. I love the ones with painted faces.Denise

My Vintage Mending said...

E...I can hear them talking about how cute as can be you made them. A post I scroll through over and over just to make sure I see it all. I cannot believe how darling they become...smiles...Renee

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I'm there with them! ♥

Grace said...

I can not find your Etsy Shop under Creative Breathing. Is it under something else? I love all your creations they are so sweet. Grace

ImagiMeri said...

Sure wish you and all your characters were coming to the party, they'd all fit in perfectly.

Love ya
Meri

Protector of Vintage said...

Very, very lovely!

Old Fashioned Gal said...

These are so sweet Elizabeth! Your talet never ceases to amaze me! You are truly gifted! :)
-Denise

Tammy's in Love said...

Oh for gosh sakes! I cannot stand it; can I just move in your craft room, sit at your feet and learn how to make those guys?!? Elizabeth, I can paper craft now after your tutoring but those elves are to die for! And Santa with a piper cleaner beard! Good heavens, CUTE COUNTS! You are my hero!

craftyles said...

E, They are magical. I love how you create with a story in mind. You have such an imagination and such wonderful creativity. I love your characters!

craftyles said...

Hi E, Me again.Thank you for such sweet comments about my bathroom redo. The framed mirrors made the most difference to me. Hubby bought moulding at Home Depot. He carefully measured and mitered the corners. The trim has to overlap the mirror so you can glue it on. I sanded the cut edges and painted the back and front of each piece. If you don't paint the back it will reflect in the mirror. We stuck it up with Construction cement. Not too much and held it in place with painters tape till it dried.We started with the bottom piece so it could support the sides and then the top. I used filler on any corner spots that needed it and touched up with paint. I have heard of people doing the same with double stick carpet tape too. Not sure how this would hold up, but it would be less permanent. We had the same kind of mirrors in our old house, and now I can't believe we didn't do this there. It's a relatively easy fix and not too expensive(just the moulding and paint). Big bang for your buck. Please let me know if you have any questions and if you decide to take the plunge let me know.
I don't know how you'll have time, with all the crafting you do. It's really amazing! Have a wonderful day!
Leslie

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Talk about inspiration..right back at YOU. What a busy elf you have been and such adorable creations as usual. Must get my hands on one of your Santa fellows for my collection..ho, ho, ho!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

They are so magical! And soo gosh darn cute!! Love all the little details you put into every little piece! I like that little tree too! MMM cheesy potatoes...YUM! :) xo Holly

Dorothy said...

Oh, I feel like a child looking at Christmas when I look at your creations! So much fun to see.
~Dorothy~

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

OH, "E"...
They are truly amazing little Christmas creations! I adore them all!
Warmly,
deb

Shirley Hatfield said...

I don't know how I missed this post...I am still chuckling over the dilemmas your characters find themselves in! "Where are my union reps?" "At the potluck." Priceless!! I love a Department Store Christmas! =D

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