K is for Keeping house. Atticus Elf sure has a nesting instinct. Other elves are wreaking havoc in their December homes, but A.E. is just as happy with a cuppa and a good book (and a place to put his feet up). I felt like this was too much fun not to include in the advent. Even if you don't have an elf, I'm sure you could find a fun space to create a 'pop-up living room' for a teddy bear friend. I used some of dollhouse furniture, and of course the lovely Elf Fairy Lights sent to me by Max. The lights actually inspired this entire idea, which is a follow-on from an earlier adventure of A.E.
If it's not too chaotic on Christmas Eve, I hope to take this idea even further, with presents under the tree and a stocking full of things (scrunched up paper). I pretty much felt extreme happiness while I was setting up this scene. Yeah. I'm a geek.
Details: Miniature frames c/o my amazing aunt (excepting the heart frame w b/w contact of my ma) filled with the kiddos passport photos; Christmas tree from The Warehouse; Elf books - previously here; snowglobe c/o mama - from NY; Mini books/camera/jug/shelves - thrifted; wooden chair handmade by someone in my family (maybe one of my bros?); coffee table made by my brother; rug - from a card I bought from Whitcoulls ages ago; Christmas stocking - previously here; fabric 'carpet' - c/o The Make Cafe; soldier made by Ruby in the Dust; tea-cup - IKEA; mini wooden tree handed down from a cousin; elf fairy lights c/o Max