Herding cats … er, elephants 5

IMG_0487I was in need of some little gifts for three young children and was tearing my hair out trying to think of what to make. Then I happened to see this blog post yesterday and knew I just had to make some of these adorable elephants!
IMG_0486They’re actually very quick to make, so all three are finished already, and I couldn’t be more delighted with them. 🙂 It’s been a very long time since I’ve made any stuffed animals, and the quality of the stuffing available has improved beyond anything I could have hoped for. I used some from the Pellon company, and it feels so silky that it’s almost a shame that it’s inside the animals where it can’t be felt.

IMG_0488I decided to make two smaller elephants and one larger, and I’m very pleased with the results. I had some little labels on hand, so I added them into the seams as an extra touch.

About Sandy

I’m a retired high school French teacher from Arizona, now living in the Las Vegas area. I loved teaching French, but I love retirement even more! I’m a quilter, and most of what you see here will be about quilting, though I’ve also taken up knitting, and I love to bake. Please leave me a comment if you want to contact me — I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. :)

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5 thoughts on “Herding cats … er, elephants

  • Bonnie Martiny

    I like you have not made stuffed animals in a long time. I also used to make soft bodied dolls and lots of doll clothes. I still do doll colthes for American Girl dolls. LOVE THESE! Beautiful. My friend Toni Buzzeo has written two children’s book about elephants.MY BIBI ALWAYS REMEMBERS and A PASSION FOR ELEPHANTS which will be out in Sept. These are great books and if you have grandchildren who like elephants like I do they will love these books. i might try to make one of these for my granddaughter since she loved the books so much. She does love stuffed animals and elephants. I might also make one for my friend Toni. You have inspired me. Did you do your own pattern? Thanks for sharing.

    • Sandy Post author

      Thanks, Bonnie! I got the pattern from the link on the web site I referenced in the post I wrote. Have fun making yours! 🙂

  • Becky T

    Oh Goodness. Just copied down the free pattern and headed down to work 1…2…3 whatever up! I was asked for donations for a church table and these will definitely different from other offerings..lol
    Thanks for the posting.