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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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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2006 02:57:57 PM »

*wisting wisting wisting*
Wow!!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2006 02:59:20 PM »

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!!
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« 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. 

Amazing job! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2006 04:09:22 PM »

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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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2006 05:11:50 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!

That does help, thanks!  I think I get what you mean.  Right now we have a pink elephant and a blue elephant on the desk upstairs... a stuffed body and a stuffed head of each just sitting there waiting to be put together.  I hope we're able to get to it this weekend.  We've still got 2 weeks before we head to visit his family for the holidays, so we'll have to get them done sooner rather than later!

Thanks again for the advice Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2006 05:19:08 PM »

Not a problem...You will actually find that it doesn't take much time to do it....5 minutes max!


 On another note...I just became a Wister...... but I have a problem understanding...... does anyone actually fulfill your wists??? It is kinda disapointing to think I have a wish list that will forever be unanswered...lol!
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2006 05:33:12 PM »

She's so beauuuutiful! Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2006 05:46:22 PM »

Not a problem...You will actually find that it doesn't take much time to do it....5 minutes max!


 On another note...I just became a Wister...... but I have a problem understanding...... does anyone actually fulfill your wists??? It is kinda disapointing to think I have a wish list that will forever be unanswered...lol!

I myself have never quite understood wists... I just use it occasionally to "wist" photos of things I like so that I have a visual reference of things that I might want to try and make for myself in the future Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2006 06:08:31 PM »

you should make me one =]
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wow neeeeeeeeeeeet Grin
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« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2006 06:30:46 PM »

Holy crap.

Shutup.

Houndstooth is one of my favorite patterns and this is so stinkin' adorable.

Congratulations on being awesome.
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« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2006 06:50:04 PM »

On another note...I just became a Wister...... but I have a problem understanding...... does anyone actually fulfill your wists??? It is kinda disapointing to think I have a wish list that will forever be unanswered...lol!

If you join swaps, like Ongoing swaps or Wishlist swaps (or many other kinds of swaps I'm sure), some of them will definately be fulfilled!!  I speak from experience, and have been most spoiled! Grin
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« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2006 08:04:03 PM »

Ahhh! How frickin sweet is that? I am soooo joining the next swap! But first I must retrace the last year and a half of craftster to wist all of the clever things I have wanted... I, too, have hopes of being spoiled by my fellow craftsters! (As well as spoiling)
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« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2006 08:47:39 PM »

Is the book good? I've never heard of it! lol. I'm stuffie book illitarite. and I can't spell either! *giggles*
I love the look of this little guy! he's adorable! I like how his body is shaped. and his trunk is so cute!
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« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2006 09:49:12 PM »

Yeah! The book has a neat camel and owl that I wanna do also! I havn't really read the text in the book, I hate reading instructions...Im too impatient so I just use common sense to put stuff together....otherwi se I am also stuffie illiterate! I would over all say that the book was well over worth my $5 on ebay!
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« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2006 09:52:49 PM »

goodness.. that is the best!! i love it!
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« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2006 07:51:16 AM »

thats really great  Grin

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« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2006 08:28:51 AM »

She's so elegant I'm almost intimidated--AWESOME
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« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2006 10:48:15 AM »

On another note...I just became a Wister...... but I have a problem understanding...... does anyone actually fulfill your wists??? It is kinda disapointing to think I have a wish list that will forever be unanswered...lol!

If you join swaps, like Ongoing swaps or Wishlist swaps (or many other kinds of swaps I'm sure), some of them will definately be fulfilled!!  I speak from experience, and have been most spoiled! Grin
Totally I just had to edit mine becasue Librarylass made me a hat I had on mine. Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2006 10:50:27 AM »

that's the cutest little elephant i've ever seen!
great job
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« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2006 11:02:19 AM »

That guy belongs in my collection...

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« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2006 01:43:19 PM »

I love her.  So sweet.  I went and bought that book before I even finished reading your post!  Damn the internet.  Oh well, it was only $3 for a nice cloth-covered library copy.  I can't wait til it gets here!  In the meantime, do you mind sharing how you made the cutesy flower?
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« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2006 06:31:23 PM »

Ok so here is my ghetto tutorial on the felt flower......Hopeful ly the pics explain themselves otherwise I feel bad. But any questions.......ask ...



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« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2006 07:56:02 AM »

wow, hes beautiful, im really inspired. and i just bought a ht skirt from the oppy a week ago... fate!
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« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2006 10:39:58 AM »

Adorable!  Yay, more crap to stick on my Christmas presents.  I've been making little baby pincushions (as per Fidget's tutorial) and pinning them to ribbons, God help me... 
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« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2006 07:36:29 PM »

Thats such a gorgeous elephant!  It seems like a great book too if that's anything to go by Wink
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« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2007 11:07:56 PM »

So so very cute.  I had the book but hadn't looked at it in some time, but its out and I'm making my first elephant...brown with pink polka dots....I'm so excited. 
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« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2007 07:41:47 AM »

Awwwwwwwwwwww  She is so cute I can't stand it! Excellent choice of fabric too! Love the flower  Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2007 08:28:47 AM »

that is terribly adorable!
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She is so classy!  She looks like she is just off to her first job interview and is a shoo-in for the job.  Wink
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Aww it's so cute! Houndstooth is my favorite pattern,and I love the flower, kudos!
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