My love for you is BIGGER than an ELEPHANT: Baby gift

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.
 I love him.
I made a fabric basket (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.
And then I made a cozy little pillow (I have the elephant templates if you want them, just ask!)
I added matching fabric to the top and painted elephants on a magazine rack/book holder.
 And added this great book "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. 
 I do love giving homemade gifts.  I hope that sweet baby will love his cozy little nook, created by someone afar who loves him already.


  1. Set this all up in the nursery on Sunday. It looks fabulous! I know he will love it! Great seeing you and your sweet boy!

  2. What a wonderful gift! You did such a great job!

  3. This is sooo awesome! I love this idea!

  4. This is such a wonderful gift! Great work! I'm sure your friend will love it!

  5. Oh my gosh, so cute! I love the theme and you did a great job with everything. What a wonderful gift :)

  6. I would love to receive a theme gift like that! What a great idea, and you did a fantastic job making and coordinating everything. Isn't it awesome that you found a rug to match!

  7. I would love to try to make this elephant for my grandson for Christmas! Would you send me (or post) the template?

    Thank you in advance!


    1. The pattern is actually from a book "Soft Animals A to Z" by Carolyn Vosburg Hall. I'm sure you can get the book used from amazon or from Good luck!



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