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A New Friend

April 18, 2011

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.

oh hello

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.

little elephant

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.

hello friend

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.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. April 18, 2011 12:49 pm

    Sooooo cute! I think this is a most wonderful way to keep someone special around.

  2. April 18, 2011 1:05 pm

    i agree! Its such a beautiful idea. Nice to see you back, E! 🙂

  3. April 18, 2011 3:10 pm

    I love these little animals you make… they’re sweeter than sweet…
    I only wish the occasion for making them was different.

  4. Kim permalink
    April 18, 2011 3:20 pm

    I love your idea of using his suits to make something so cute, a reminder of someone special. And he is an adorable elephant. And you most definitely deserve not to have any more sickness.

  5. April 18, 2011 5:04 pm


    Oh! He is so cute! I hope your SIL loved him. I think he is darling! You did such a beautiful job!

    xo -El

  6. April 18, 2011 7:11 pm

    Oh my goodness CUTENESS!! The tie is the best part! Great job!

  7. April 18, 2011 7:26 pm

    you are amazing! I love this little guy! Can’t wait to see your pyrex!

  8. lacey permalink
    April 18, 2011 8:16 pm

    so cute, and so specail that he is made from Scott’s dad’s suit. Love it!

  9. tracy permalink
    April 18, 2011 8:24 pm

    i am in love with those charming little elephants.

  10. sara permalink
    April 19, 2011 7:59 am

    you never cease to amaze me! I just adore that you used every bit of Scott’s dads clothing to make these sweet gifts. Brilliant! Have you ever thought about selling this type of stuff? I have a metric ton of saved clothing from my kids baby stuff/my wedding day/other special things and I have not a stitching pattern following bone in my body (hint, hint!). I think you’d make a mint!


    • kirsten elkins permalink
      April 22, 2011 10:45 am

      i totally agree.
      how much would you charge for an elephant? seriously.

  11. April 21, 2011 9:10 am


  12. kirsten elkins permalink
    April 22, 2011 10:42 am

    that is amazing. i should see what sentimental outfits zane has around here. i have the outfit he had his baby blessing in. it is just a onezie tho.
    soooo cute

  13. April 24, 2011 1:55 pm

    It was the tie! You got me with the tie! 😀


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