For the last couple weeks, I have been spending every spare second creating. Not for my kids this time, but for my best friend from my childhood. Well, not really for her, but for her BABY! Oh, how I love babies. So squishy and snuggly and warm. I love her little baby already, and I haven't even met him yet.
And what I must do for those I love is create. And that's what I have been doing a lot of. The theme I was going for: "My love for you is BIGGER than an ELEPHANT."
First up, I made this elephant. The pattern is from Soft Animals A to Z by Carolyn Vosburg Hall. I bought it for a dollar some time ago at a thrift shop (naturally), and just dove in. He has a sweet matching tail, that I failed to capture. He's made of fleece and is oh-so-soft.
basket pattern here, if you want the elephant templates, ask and I can post). And I busted out my watercolors for a card. Haven't done that in forever.
I added matching fabric to the top and painted elephants on a magazine rack/book holder.
Meet me at the moon", about Mamas always coming back. And then bought this little rug that ties it all together. I usually don't photograph something like this to share, but I did take a picture of the finished gift. It really was a special couple of weeks, spending hours upon hours creating, while simultaneously thinking about that sweet boy.