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« on: August 11, 2007 02:04:05 PM »

I've been lurking here while I leaned to sew stuffies this summer.  This is the first stuffie I've designed myself, and I rather like her.  She's made of distressed pleather and green satin, stuffed with lentils.  The lentils make her heavy, just like a hand-held elephant would feel.

Here she is, proudly displaying her trunk:

I'm an RA at a residential high school.  Here is one of my floor residents getting to know the elephant:


...a couple of students mistook her for an aardvark.  Any suggestions?  I was originally planning to put legs on her, but she felt finished at this point.

Thanks for looking; I'd love some criticism!
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2007 02:07:59 PM »

Adorable! Really looks a bit like aardvark, I guess it's the ears - they're rather long and thin, more like aardvark's than elephant's. But otherwise she's perfect! Even with the ears, to be exact.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2007 02:15:05 PM »

This is *so* cute. I agree that the ears might be what makes her look similar to an aardvark, but also since she doesn't have a mouth the trunk could look like a snout. Aardvark or elephant, though, I like the way you designed her Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2007 02:23:35 PM »

A simple way to distinguish your little elephant from an aardvark is to make a little peanut out of fabric or clay as an accessory. ^_^ 
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2007 02:48:06 PM »

I might have thought ardvark personally but when you said elephant in the title I didn't look at it and think... nope ardvark... it looks elephanty enough... maybe a tail since no feet?  I like her sans-feet Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2007 05:35:24 PM »

totally looks like an elephant!!! don't change a thing!!! such a sweet face- i wanna make one just like it!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2007 05:42:15 PM »

Love it!!! And I know my boys would too... you may have inspired me to do some sewing for Christmas! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2007 05:46:07 PM »

I love her and wouldn't change a thing. If your going to change her  instead of adding legs why not just paint/stitch toenails on the front view. Toenails are very elephanty.
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2007 07:49:59 PM »

OMG i loooove those colors n the textures too cute!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2007 02:19:26 AM »

She's great, definitely elephant, especially with all that texture going on! She'd make a pretty awesome door stop with her lentil belly.
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