Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wee Elephant


So, here's the verdict on the Hilary Lang design from Joelle Hoverson's book Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts. Like other Wee Wonderfuls patterns this is super easy and it doesn't take long although pinning and sewing the curves is a little fiddly. I didn't come across any pattern problems. Having said that I do respond better to images than explanations so I felt the pattern could do with some diagrams. The best and certainly most unique thing about this book is that it's categorised into sections based on how long a project is expected to take. I love that! Very useful for whipping up 'last-minute' gifts.

I should mention the cupcake was made by Elizabeth, you might remember it from this post. Actually, I ate one just like it on the weekend ;)

19 comments:

littlechrissy said...

I adore the elephant! I used to have a handmade elephant when I was little, which was made by my nanna. I wonder where he is?

Tobi said...

It's wonderful. I can't wait to get the book and try my own. I downloaded a free wee pattern - the Wee Bunny - I am going to make it for a friend for her baby shower. I hope it comes out as nice as your elephant.

Bec @ honi design said...

oh that looks wonderful!!
I had a cupcake on the weekend just like that one too! (cake testing for my wedding :) )

Chrisy said...

Honey it sounds so easy when you talk about it but am sure any little elephant i made wouldn't look as cute...or as elepantish for that matter...as this one...

Hey Harriet said...

This little softie turned out so well. I love love love your cute elephant! Your cute elephant that is so fond of cupcakes. That's my kind of elephant...hehe.

Sophie Appleby said...

Oh the little elephant worked out so beautifully! It is just adorable! I feel like I want to rush out and make one too, great photo, all elephants should like cupcakes! Hope you are having a lovely day.
Sophie x

Sharlene said...

I just read your interview on the Brisstyle blog (Brisstlye.blogspot.com) and it gives a nice view on creating. I like the idea of restricting your work space to a small area so as not to get out of control. I don't think I could do that. Plus your banner and avatar are fantastic.

Sharlene

Sharlzndollz.blogspot.com

Gilly said...

This is beautiful! So so pretty!

Libby said...

Super cute!!!The Wee Wonderfuls blog was one of the first blogs I discoverd, I'll have to get my hands on that book too! Your work is beautiful as usual :-)

Kitty Boo Boo said...

I love this little fella ... he's beautiful. Such pretty fabric too, are those polka hearts? I love the wee leggy stumps and he just looks so cuddly!

My Big Mouth said...

A very cute elephant!
I love the choice of colors.
I have always loved the patterns that Wee Wonderfuls offer.

Hot Fudge said...

So adorable! Aren't elephants just the best soft toys? My daughter, now in her thirties, still has hers made by her grandmother of Liberty fabrics way back when you could afford to buy it. The elephant was made of the Liberty fabrics, not her grandmother.

Designers Emporium said...

that is ever so sweet. your blog is lovely by the way - I have added it to our designers emporium blog list

glam.spoon said...

i am sorry but that is the cutest elephant i've ever seen.

Michelle said...

The elephant is gorgeous. Great work. I didn't get a chance to photograph mine before I handed it over, but it wasn't that cute.

Kimberly said...

that is one of the cutest pictures...ever

made by molly said...

Nice job on your elephant! Really cute fabric choice. And that cupcake! I completely agree that the pattern could have used more pictures.

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

super cute!!! love the fabric for the elephant

canvas art prints said...

Wow that's great, what a great looking wee elephant!