A New Friend
It’s been a while… I know. Thankfully my absence hasn’t been due to another bout of sickies. We are all healthy. Yay! Creamie is sleeping through the whole night in her own bed. Yay! I have been sewing everyday. Yay! But most of my projects are surprises for real people in my life who sometimes read my blog… so I’ve been busy everyday, but I can’t post about any of it. Bummer. But this guy was delivered yesterday, so it’s his turn to make an appearance. Say hello to L.T.
What, you’ve seen him before? Yes. You have. Well, not this LT, but another LT elephant. I made two little softies at Christmas for my neices. And this is one more. All three (and one for Creamie that is still in pieces… I hope to finish it for her Easter basket!) They are all made from Scott’s dad’s favorite special occasion suit. And the shirt and tie he always wore with it. This one was for Scott’s sister Stephanie’s birthday. And he turned out just as cute as the others. Well, at least I think so.
The little elephant pattern is from Jodie Carleton at Vintage Ricrac. Yo u can buy her patterns here. This is the third time I’ve made this elephant, I think he is just so cute. Making the tie for this little guy was the hardest part. (Not in the pattern, I just made it up.) But, magically, I squeezed four tiny ties out of one. It’s a little skinny, but I didn’t have any other options. There just wasn’t any more fabric. The buttons on his joints are all cut from the suit, and the whites of his eyes are from the shirt.
If it stops raining today and the sun comes out a bit I’ll be able to take a few more pictures to post tomorrow. I have new Pyrex, and new fabric, and a few birthday presents that I’ve had for like 2 and a half months and still haven’t been able to play with! But things are finally settling back down into our normal routine. I hope we are never sick again…. you know, until next winter.