I made this little elf a long time ago. I can't exactly remember when I made it, but I have loved hand sewing since I was really young. I wish I had more of the little animals and such I made as a kid but I don't know what happened to them. I just read an article in the New York Times about this very dilemma...to keep or not to keep your kid's art. I have to say the article kind of made me laugh. Let's try not to over-think these things, New York Times!