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« on: January 25, 2010 09:35:46 PM »

Hi all! I just finished embroidering this sweet little wool felt elephant for a friend. She's having her first baby in April and the nursery has a red theme. The elephant pattern came from a book called "Stitched Toys" by Kate Haxell (highly recommend this book - very easy to use). I used 100% wool felt and did the embroidery in three strands of DMC cotton floss. I think it only took me about 10 hours from cutting to completion - it is quite small. The blanket on the elephant was embroidered in backstitch, chain stitch and blanket stitch. The flowers were done using a laisy daisy chain stitch, and the remainder of the embroidery (legs, truck) is in a plain chain stitch. The elephant was sewn together using blanket stitch. I really enjoyed making it! A lovely gift for a baby that is very easy to put together.

Elephant stitched together, ready for gift wrapping  Cheesy

One half of the elephant complete!

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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2010 09:45:38 PM »

Awww, I love it. Great Job!

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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010 09:48:36 PM »

Thanks so much! This is the first time I have ever made a stuffed toy and the first time I have worked with felt. It was heaps of fun  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010 02:22:27 AM »

Utterly beautiful, I love it! I'm glad it came out so well for you - it does make a lovely gift.

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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2010 07:06:46 AM »

I love elephants! The embroidery on this is beautiful-wisted!

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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2010 08:29:51 AM »

That is adorable.

« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2010 02:28:14 PM »

I really love it. What a great gift. Even an adult would be pleased to get it. Wink

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2010 08:43:09 PM »

You did a great job and I'm sure your gift will be treasured. I'm definitely going to check out that book. Thanks for sharing!!

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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2010 08:50:40 PM »

The elephant came out so well.  Good job!!

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