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.