Monday, October 15, 2007

George the Elephant King

It isn't like I had anything else to do. I mean, I have two craft shows coming up next month and things to do for our November enrichment activity (I'm our ward's new enrichment leader), and a cute little family to take care of. I was momentarily overwhelmed, so I made an elephant.
My friend Kristi has been on a huge vintage kick lately and has found some of the cutest vintage prints at rummage sales and flea markets. Well, along with this new fascination with vintage fabrics, she has introduced me to the "softie." They are the cutest little stuffed creatures with a pleasingly old-fashioned appeal.

On her last visit to Papillion, she left her new book of softie patterns for me to browse through, appropriately named Softies by Therese Laskey, and I fell in love with one of the patterns by Trish Millener. So, while I should have been doing other things, I began a love affair with an elephant king named George.


Kristi said...

AMBER!!! This is me screaming here in Syracuse, because I am so excited you made that cute elephant!!

I am a bit jealous tho, that you can just whip something out like that in the midst of being overwelmed. I would have to hem and haw about it for oh say, a month or more, or however long it is that I have been wanting to make something "soft", lol!!!

But seriously, I can't wait to meet George in real life, he looks adorable!!

Cherie said...

Hey Amber,
I am also the Enrichment Night Leader in our ward so you will have to share some of your ideas. I am at a loss lately as to what to do. I have been in the calling for a little over a year now.
Kaikane's first name is George so of course we love the elephant.

Leenz said...

So cute- you have an amazing talent.

April said...

You are so stinkin' talented! I also love that you left all your to dos alone to play! That's when it's REALLY fun, huh?