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11  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Elephantastic 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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