Tuesday, 3 July 2012

two grey elephants balancing ... okay, so they are not grey

I had fallen in love with the Unforgettable Elephant in the Sew Everything book and had been looking for a while to find the right fabric. I eventually settled on a flowery corduroy with pink ears. The idea was to cut it out one night and sew it the next. Despite being a little tired I plodded along and what did I discover the next morning? Well, I had 2 right sides instead of 1 right side and 1 left side, because instead of doubling the fabric I had cut it separately in order to line up the flowers that would be the eyes and since I was tired ...

Anyway, since I am striving to be a lemonade kinda gal I decided to make two elephants instead, which was a good thing, because the second one was decidedly better then the first one.

I left off the buttons for the eyes, because the flowers were enough. I also I knew for the second one that I needed to make the seam allowance on the trunk as small as possible in order to give the elephant the biggest trunk possible and I added a seam to give the legs more stability.

Isn't it beautiful?

My daughter has no preference for either, instead she is grateful of her every growing 'My Mummy Made It' collection. My son has requested one for himself, albeit in not so 'girly' colours :-)

1 comment:

  1. It's so great that your kids love your work. The elephants are so cute:)


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