Friday, January 18, 2008

My first stuffed animal!

SO, I finally made my first stuffed animal and it's a pink batik elephant! The pattern is from the wonderful book by the people from Purl called Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts.
My oldest sister gave me the book and I seriously 'welled up' because I was so excited. I had wanted this book since the day I saw it on
Anyway, I didn't follow ALL the directions (i.e. he has no eyes). And I used bamboo filling which is very nice to work with (it's a bit sticky though in the way that it lints up and sticks to things really well but nothing a lint roller can't fix).
Anyway, he's fun and huggable. His trunk end got crooked so he looks grumpy. It's hard to capture in a picture but this other one may show it. He has a little snarl face. Very appropriate for me.. I feel like I often (unfortunately) have a snarl but overall I'm still cute (right....?).
Anyway, I highly recommend that you check out the book. And some day when the 'evil place' (my job that doesn't make me very happy) lets go of its massive grip on me I may post other fun things I've made from the book.