Sewing

Elephant

I finished her this morning.

I was going to make her pink, or purple, considering she was for Julia. 

But as I was digging through fabric, I came across some soft thin flannel pieces that I decided to use instead.

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The fabric is from my late maternal grandmother’s stash.  It’s very soft, and quite cheerful with all the little cherries all over the place.

My grandmother made me a doll – the doll’s name was Emmy – when I was little.  Emmy wore a dress made from this fabric.  Actually, she still wears it.  I still have her.  Here she is:

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I will probably give her to Julia one day, but not yet.

For now, there’s this little elephant.

She’s a little taller than the triceratops I made for Alex, and a little wider.

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Actually, her girth is a bit of an issue.  Her little legs aren’t quite sturdy enough to hold her up.  Especially the front legs. 

I’m sure that’s more to do with my toy-making skills (such as they are) than anything else.  I’m working on it.

I’m mostly happy with her, though.  I love her ears.

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And I like her little yarn tail.

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And I am especially happy with her little dainty eyelashes.

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Julia was very pleased.  She hugged her little elephant and I believe she has named it “Cherry.”

Wonder what I’ll make next….

10 thoughts on “Elephant

  1. Hi I love it. I”m a huge fan of fabric with cherries on it. The ears are wonderful. I’ve been reading you for years, and I look forward to every new post.

  2. Adorable!
    My sewing skills have gone way out the window, so I feel for me to attempt something like this would result in something erm, well possibly not recognisable!

  3. This are sooooooo great!!!! I love them! I need a sewing machine tutorial…I can’t even figure out how to put the thread in it 🙁

  4. Any time, Em! Julia wants me to make more – a daddy elephant and two babies. And Alex wants a daddy and a baby triceratops. Ive got my work cut out for me!

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