Thursday, November 26, 2009

Meet Peanut, the Eyeless Elephant

Remember in my last post, I showed a super cute pink fabric with little elephants on it, wearing green blankets on their backs, and said that I was getting ready to use it for a super cute project?

Well, here it is!  It's Peanut the Wee (in this case, Eyeless) Elephant!  The pattern is from Joelle Hoverson's book Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts.

Peanut elephant 3

Peanut elephant 1

Isn't she (I've decided to call it a she, because of the pink) so cute?!  She's a pink elephant with a green blanket! ;)

I just love how this turned out, and this will be going to my 18 month old as one of her Christmas gifts this year.  The only thing left to do is put on some eyes, I just haven't figured out what to use for eyes yet. I don't have any felt like they suggest in the pattern, so I'm trying to figure out if I can use something else I have (buttons?).

I love her ears...

Peanut elephant 2

...and her super cute tail.

Peanut elephant 4

This was a fun diversion from the quilting of late, and my very first softy. I think it turned out great! I can see many more of these in my future. I'm already imagining a version in a soft corduroy, I think I've got a remnant piece in my stash already that would work great.

It's time for bed, so I'm signing off, but before I go, I hope all my American friends and family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'll be enjoying my four day weekend.

Edit--I've added this at Sew & Tell for this week!


avagdro said...

Thanks Jennifer for sharing.Beautiful creation indeed.Wish you a Happy Thanksgiving day.

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Sew It Up! said...

That is just too cute!! The fabric is just perfect too.

Sew It Up! said...


You might want to embroider the eyes. The buttons might be a choking hazard to little ones.

The Tripp Family said...

2 cute for words! I love love love the elephant fabric!

Leslie said...

oh my goodness this is adorable. i love that the elephant is made with tiny elephant fabric. very very cute. great finish.

Dotty Jane said...

What a cute elephant! I agree about the embroidered eyes for a child's toy. Nice job!

Sara said...

Oh that is too cute! I love that!!!

tara said...

How stinking cute!! The green polka dots fabric is awesome too.

Carolyn said...

I love that she is an elephant made out of elephant fabric. That is adorable!