Jenny La Fleur
elephants on parade - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
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elephants on parade

So what have I been up to on the sewing front? Well not much, hence the lack of posting. Mostly I've been cleaning, cooking, un-packing, and generally catching up on all the Real Life (TM) I ignored in the pre CosCol madness & post CosCol illness. Honestly it's been nice to take a bit of a break and re-charge my seamstress batteries a bit.


I did tap into my inner craftiness to work on a fun little project though - my very first stuffed animal. He was made for a baby boy due in September. I, of course, made a few changes to the pattern. I shortened his arms by an inch (so he looked more proportional), rounded off his head a little (originally it had an odd peak) and did embroidered eyes rather than felt or safety ones.

I'm supper pleased with how this little elephant came out - he definitely won't be my last stuffed animal! (I've already spent way too much time online looking for cute plushie patterns... bad Jenny!)

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bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: August 18th, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC) (link)
He's so cute! what a perfect baby toy.

Plushies are addicting aren't they? I've got more planned for the boys and their cousins...I don't know if simplicity still has it but they had a really cute Christmas mouse pattern that would be great as a base for some Beatrix Potter type mice and there was a nice dragon pattern I thought I might use to make the boys dragons for Christmas.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 18th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC) (link)
Too addicting! I was eyeing a dragon pattern on Etsy this morning myself...
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 19th, 2011 02:18 am (UTC) (link)
Oh I just found this cute little mice... They are calling to me!
http://www.sewingstars.com/mousepattern.htm
s0mmer From: s0mmer Date: August 18th, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC) (link)
I love the blue elephant :) His nose will be perfect for teething gums to gnaw on, lol.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 18th, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC) (link)
Hee - thanks!
corsetrasewing From: corsetrasewing Date: August 18th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC) (link)
soft Scuplture is fun.
If you ever want something more advanced, I have a dragon pattern (or three) that I designed.
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/33810944
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 18th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh cute! I think it might be a little advanced for me right now but seriously cute. Something to work up to for sure!
corsetrasewing From: corsetrasewing Date: August 18th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC) (link)
yes it is an advance design, I just can't seem to do simple....... (totally me, not you)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 18th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh I know what you mean. I'm that way with costumes... just not with plushies yet! :>
gilded_garb From: gilded_garb Date: August 18th, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC) (link)
So cute! Etsy is the temptation of the devil when it comes to cute plushie patterns, just so you know. The best(worst? ;o)) part is, they're usually pdf files so no shipping.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 18th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh I know, it's Esty I've been spending most of my plushie pattern time on! No super cute doggies though... my little "niece" should have a doggie to match her Labrador "sisters" I think. Any other good places to look?
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: August 20th, 2011 03:42 am (UTC) (link)
Oh my goodness! He's adorable! Welcome to the wide world of stuffies. They are addicting.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 22nd, 2011 01:49 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Yeah, they are fun!
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