What would Christmas be without adorable Christmas Pixies?
The folklore of pixies dates back to some time in the 1800’s, but more recently, Danish artist Dorthe Mailil has created her line of whimsical pixies dressed in red and grey for her toy brand Maileg.
Although Maileg designs are sold in many countries around the world now, it is still difficult to get them here in Australia, so I’ve been lusting after them for years.
If I can’t have the real thing, then I’m happy to have a similar version inspired by the Maileg Pixies.
These little cuties stand about 50 cm tall (approx 20”) and have the tell tale Pixie features; red hats and boots, striped bodies and of course, those adorable sticky-out ears!
I created a pattern packet for how I made my Christmas Pixies that you are welcome to download.
Half the fun is making clothes for the Pixies…. did you make clothes for your dolls when you were young?
Added Nov ’20: I’m adding some clothing patterns for the pixies in December ’20.
I used some Scandi inspired fabrics in red and grey for my Christmas Pixie’s clothing… and I think I might add some hair, or at least a couple of braids on my girl Pixie.
You are welcome to download the Christmas Pixies Pattern PDF HERE.
Who needs ‘Elf on a Shelf’ when you can have a trio of mischievous Christmas Pixies in the house!!
I expect you’ll be seeing a lot more of my Christmas Pixies during the festive season.
Here’s a post I added later for quick and easy Pixie clothing.
For more fun Christmas tutorials and DIY’s, visit my Tutorials page.
Happy crafting my friends!
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Debra A Wise says
So whimsical and cute! Love them. Thanks for sharing.
I’m glad you like them Debra 🙂
Christine MacDonald says
Your pixies are gorgeous, Kerryanne. So much nicer than those elves on shelves. Thank you for sharing the pattern with us. I won’t have time to make one for this Christmas but will have to for next year. xx
Thank you Christine. I think they are a whole lot cuter than Elf on a Shelf too…. plus we have the joy of making them.
Lazy K says
Love them! Thank you for your generosity in sharing the pattern.
Glad you like them 🙂
They are fantastic:-))) Love them all:-)
Thank you Nitka… they are just a bit cute!
Maria Eugénia says
Thank you so much? I’ll have time to make one or two before Christmas( one for me? and other to offer a special friend…)
Love from Oporto, Portugal ???
You definitely must make at least one for yourself Maria.
Merry Christmas my friend x
They are so gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!!! Have a good day!!!
You are most welcome Eussane. I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did 🙂
Oh Kerryanne! These are so darn cute. Definitely printing out your pattern. Thank you!
Hope you totally enjoy making them Patti 🙂
I just love your Christmas pixies! Each has their own personality and disposition. The details are so perfect and darling.
I wish Ivhad the patience to make them like you do.
I’m afraid mine would turn out like a “Pinterest fail”. Hehe.
Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiring me.
Thank you Meegan…. and yes, they really do seem to have different personalities. I can’t help but smile every time I walk past them.
Thank you so much. I am so excited to make these. Do you have a suggestion for a pattern for the the darling clothes you made for them? I hope to make some for this year yet. You are very talented!
Hi Sue, the clothes I made were very basic and I just winged it as I went along. I think that part for me was quite enjoyable. As a suggestion, you may be able to find patterns for dolls clothes of a similar size online.
I hope you enjoy making pixies!!
Merry Christmas, Kerryanne
These little guys are absolutely adorable and would add a happy note to any home! I can just picture them in my house in shades of white and blue.
They’d be perfect in white and blue for you Mary 🙂
Debbie Price says
Thank you for sharing your patterns!
You are most welcome Debbie. I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did 🙂
Anne Bennett says
Thank you for the lovely pattern. I will be making pixies for next Christmas. I’m going to try making fairies as well, it’s such a versatile pattern.
Sounds like a good plan Anne… enjoy!!
Kerryanne…I have always adored these little pixies, but never thought to make them! Think they are going on my list for next year! Thanks for the inspiration.
The pixies are a little hard to resist Lynn. I hope you enjoy making the Christmas Pixies as much as I did.
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says
So adorable! I have always loved these.
Thanks Jennifer. Those Pixies definitely make me smile!! 🙂
Kerry Anne, this was really in the holiday spirit to be so giving, thank you, I have been desperately wanting a pattern just like this???
Hope you enjoy making the Christmas Pixies as much as I did Paula.
Thank you for sharing .. Love them… look forward to the clothes pattern
Thank you Maria. I always enjoy making them 🙂
They are so cute ! Thanks for sharing the pattern. When do you publish the clothes pattern ?
I hope to have the clothes pattern up next week. I’m currently finishing up some other projects for Simply Christmas. If you subscribe to my newsletter, I’ll let everyone know in the weekly newsletter when the Pixie clothes pattern blog post is up 🙂
Dear Kerryanne, thank you so much for the sweet pattern and Tutorial! I made my first Pixie today! I had only felt for the face, but it’s working too! It’ s a present for my cousin. Now my little daughter want’s also one??.
How could I send you a pic arround the world? Monika from Germany.
Thank you for your generosity in sharing your wonderful patterns. I love them and will definitely have a pixie on my mantlepiece this year. Merry Christmas
I have never seen any dolls quite like these – they are really cute! Sweet decor, or gift, and by changing up the clothing, I feel like they could stay out all year long. I like the idea of adding braids to the girl one.
Kay Pungitore says
I found your adorable pixie pattern just before Christmas and made 4 of them. They are just too cute. Will have to make a girl one for next year.
Heloise Conradie says
Oh wow, thank you so much for the Pixie patterns. Christmas presents sorted!!
I adore these do you blow the pixie pattern up to fit on a4paper or bigger if it’s a4 size will be the same size as yours sorry I m a bit confused doesn’t take much for me
Stephanie, you can make the pattern any size you like, as long as you enlarge the whole pattern so that all of the elements are enlarged at the same ratio. The pattern provided is the same pattern I used to make my pixies. I hope that helps 🙂