I love to have fun with paper, food, paint, music and events and just being creative in all of it. However, I don't feel the need to be a perfectionist nor a professional in any of my creations. I wish I could have a blog JUST about the art of cooking, photography, sewing, art, mothering, jewelry making, card making, dancing, gardening, deep spiritual thoughts, decorating, poetry, party planning, baking.... and the list goes on but I can't. I don't think I was created with the ability to focus on one task. I like all of these hobbies layed out before me and the freedom to pick whatever I choose depending on the mood or time I have.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Taggie Elephant

Most of my sewing end up as gifts.  My love language is time and that is how I share my love to the people in my life.  So I usually make them a gift and or spend time with them.  A friend of mine was having a little baby but we didn't know the sex so I had to make a gender neutral gift.  Her nursery theme was elephants. 
I didn't use a template. 
  • What I did was use a round plate for the body and traced it on to the fabric and then I did my best on making a trunk. 
  • I used a button for the eyes and then I traced a small bowl on to the fabric for an ear and cut about an inch off so that I can get an ear look. 
  • I used brown ribbon to make the taggie feet. 
  • First I hand sewed the ear to the body.  I left a little opening to stuff it so the ear can stand out from the rest of the body since I was using the same fabric for the whole thing.
  • Sew the body together inside out.
  • Then I stuffed it and put a small piece of cardboard between the body and trunk to keep it from hanging. 
  • Now you can completely sew it.
The hardest part about making this was deciding what shape I wanted the elephant.  I decided I wanted something more abstract but child like.  This circle shape elephant really resembles a childs attempt to draw an elephant.

16 comments:

  1. sooo cute, I have a couple of nephews who would love this little guy!

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  2. Thx, for stopping by. Have fun creating!

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  3. Oh, this is super cute!! I have an elephant in my nursery I'm doing for my daughter, which is why this little guy caught my eye. What a nice gift for you to make! I'm sure your friend absolutely loved it. Great job!

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  4. kara, thx. elephants are super cute for baby decor. i would never have thought that.

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  5. Very cute! I love elephants. Saw your post above mine on Tip Junkie. Fun to see new blogs!

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  6. I love the fabric you chose for this adorable project.

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  7. I just love this craft that you linked up to Sugar Bee! I am so glad that I am following you now!

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  8. Ladies, thanks! I made many things with this fabric: baby bottle bag, pillows for my living room..... then I realized I needed to stop:)

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  9. oh my gosh! This is ADORABLE!!! Nice work and I LOVE the shape you chose!

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  10. I love this. My sister in law is having a baby in September and she loves elephants - I'm pinning this so I show her!

    ~Jessa
    www.jessajill.blogspot.com

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  11. What an adorable elephant. I love it! I would love for you to share this project at my linky party.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/06/inspiration-board-link-party_14.html

    Hope to see you there.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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