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« on: December 01, 2006 02:57:11 PM »

Ok so I have seen other peoples wonderful and very cute elephants and apparantly the book The Art of Making Cloth Toys by Charlene Davis Roth is all the rage. So I had to go to ebay and buy it. Well I got it and made my own elephant stuffie! I have 4 more to make, and I am freakin excited! Once again..... stocking stuffers!

 She is soooooooo flippin cute I can't see strait!

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That's absolutely adorable! I love it! And the little pink flower....aw!

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2006 02:59:55 PM »

I collect elephants and this one is amazingly cute!!

« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2006 03:03:46 PM »

Im not a Elephant OR Houndstooth fanatic. Quite frankly... I hate em both. However, when combined in one with a pretty flower embellishment... its lovely. I love it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2006 03:06:22 PM »

awww it's so cute!!

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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2006 03:19:19 PM »

holy crap, this elephant is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!  Love it!  Am wisting it right now!!!

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2006 03:56:59 PM »

Oh man, I love your stuff!  Your girls are so lucky!  What's funny is that I just got that same book in the mail that I ordered on eBay a few weeks ago - just in time to make a pair of boy and girl elephants for the bf's mom for Christmas!  We're -almost- done with them... however, they are not going to look even half as professional as your beautiful houndstooth one!  Any tips on attaching the head?  The method the book describes is a bit foreign to me, so I was wondering if anyone else did it that way or did it their own way. 

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Oh she is just perfect and the pink flower with the button is just way too cute!

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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2006 05:05:49 PM »

Well as far as attatching the head.... I just basically whip stitched around the head twice..... I was getting antsy, but when you pull the threads taught (afterwards) it brings the head and body closer together and makes the seam not appear as much of a hackjob you thought it would be.... but also I have a ribbon around the neck to hide the seam. You can't see in the pics but the ribbon is the same color as the hairbow.....errr....flower. Sorry if that was confusing...I am trying my best to explain without pics. Not a good tut giver!

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