4.14.2010

lots of projects in the works...

I've been doing a bit of planning over the last two days and before I got back to work I decided to sit down for an hour and make something totally new and unwork related- just to get my hands working again and to breath a little fresh air into my practice....

I found this beautiful vintage cotton velveteen and I quickly whipped up this simple Elephant for Claude. I put two rattles in it, added a little pompom on the tail, and used a few bits of mohair and wool felt to add textural interest... When Claude woke up from his nap this afternoon I handed it over to him- I think he's very pleased.





18 comments:

  1. I am so glad you are feeling better.I had that too in Feb. and then bronchitis.Winter is tough. I have been checking in with your blog for years and I love your creations. You are so talented. Thanks for all you do and inspire!

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  2. Claude is going to grow up thinking Mommy does magic while he is napping-and she does!

    He is such a cutie-and he is pleased with that elephant.

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  3. awesome! my little boy will be 2soon and has a thing for elephanteys!

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  4. Sorry to hear you were all sick. :(

    Your little Claude looks like such a cuddle bunny!
    I love the elephant you made for him...two cuties!

    Vicki

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  5. What a creative Mommy You are Jen!!! what other toys have you made for Claude? Please show and tell !
    Claude is adorable.

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  6. Aww look how happy Claude is :)

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  7. What a doll! and what a wonderful new toy!

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  8. So gosh darn cute...and he's getting so big!!!
    Can't wait to catch up:)
    Kari

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  9. What a great smile, yes he looks really happy with that cute elephant!!

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  10. What a great colour, and I bet it feels so lovely - rattles too! No wonder you've got yourself such a happy little boy.

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  11. How Cute!!!! And just whipped it up too!! So much talent!! and a real cutie pie little boy! Sally

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  12. that elephant is out of control! and so is your baby...

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  13. Oh, the elephant is wonderful! So glad to hear that you are feeling back to normal again.

    I have been using up those scraps you sent me to make lots of pincushions for a swap, and for family and friends. Thanks again. :)

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  14. he couldnt look any happier...I want to be back there....mama

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  15. what a face (both baby and ellie)!

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  16. What a lucky little guy to have a Mum that can whip up wonderful toys while he naps!

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  17. oh, Claude has grown so much, Jennifer! What a sweet little baby boy he's become!

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