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gekkogirl
« on: July 08, 2009 12:48:23 PM »

So I've only recently found craftster (and have lost hours of crafting / gained hours of inspiration in the process Smiley ).

This is my first post and is of my favourite stuffed ellies.






The little grey one was the original and he was born of some old trousers so I could make up the pattern for a gift for a two year old's birthday. I was really happy how he turned out and was going to give him as the gift when my husband demanded that the elephant be "gifted" to him! So try number two was the black one (made of baby corduroy with little embroidered flowers) but my best friend appropriated this one for herself when she saw it.
When I started the project I had plenty of time but this left only two weeks to complete the third cream ellie and since they are all hand sewn I became a bit panicky. Luckily (!) husband went away for the weekend and some girlie movies were at hand! (The fabric is some Prestigious cotton I had left over from cushions)

The final little pink girl was made for a lady at the same birthday party who requested one for an imminent baby arrival. I experimented with a double button for each eye ( a tiny white flower and then a black one and I think it came out with just the right expression). The fabric is a return to baby corduroy.

Please leave comments and suggestions as I'm always up for learning something new but am not sure I'll be making elephants for a while after this marathon Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009 12:59:30 PM »

i am curious if it was hard to sew them, they look so adorable,nice gift!
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MsJamieLeigh
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009 01:00:53 PM »

awwwwh! I want one!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009 01:19:14 PM »

These are adorable.
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009 01:58:40 PM »

Awww. They're adorable.
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gekkogirl
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009 02:18:24 PM »

i am curious if it was hard to sew them?

Um. Its hard to say. The trunks and feet are quite small and I knew I was gonna hand sew so I didn't leave much seam allowance. If I had used a machine the finish would be better (Especially the white - had no black!- thread on the grey elephant is a bit uneven round his feet pads) and maybe quicker but the finicky pinning that would be necessary would do my head in! I sew a kind of blanket stitch over the edges (i think that's what you call it) to stop them fraying and I seam (hahah!) to get better results that way because its easier for me to stitch closer together.

Thanks for lovely comments!
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DollfaceDarlin
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2009 02:28:28 PM »

How cuuuute. Where did you get the pattern or did you make the pattern yourself?
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gekkogirl
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2009 02:50:02 PM »

How cuuuute. Where did you get the pattern or did you make the pattern yourself?

I made it myself (and pattern is a loose word since I am definitely a cut first think later kinda girl!  Grin)
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MsJamieLeigh
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2009 02:55:23 PM »

How cuuuute. Where did you get the pattern or did you make the pattern yourself?

I made it myself (and pattern is a loose word since I am definitely a cut first think later kinda girl!  Grin)

ME TOO!! Nothing I make looks that good though. lol. I usually end up with a almost perfect piece, and sure that sounds ok, but when I mess up, I mess up good!! hehe
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gekkogirl
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2009 03:10:07 PM »

How cuuuute. Where did you get the pattern or did you make the pattern yourself?

I made it myself (and pattern is a loose word since I am definitely a cut first think later kinda girl!  Grin)

ME TOO!! Nothing I make looks that good though. lol. I usually end up with a almost perfect piece, and sure that sounds ok, but when I mess up, I mess up good!! hehe

Haha! glad my secret is shared- what you don't know is that the bodies all started out kinda kidney bean shaped and are now round in profile and the trunks vary so much in size because I'm appalling at judging cylindrical things. Also the amount of elephant body parts that didn't make the final product is fantastic!
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