Monday, May 19, 2008

Ella's Elephante......

My dear friend recently moved her family to the Washington, D.C. area. I thought it would be nice to send a softie to her kids so they would have a little something extra to hold onto during all these changes. Her little girl is named Ella, and here is her elephant. The pattern is from the fabulous Ana Paula's book- see side bar.
I am tickled pink (ha, ha) with how she turned out. I had several hesitations with the trunk. Plus, she looked like a pig right up to the end.
Finishing it was very fiddly and not fun at all. It will be a while before I make another one of these. I don't know how any crochet toy that I make will hold up to "play" from a little one.
Her brother's bunny is waiting in the wings for his photo shoot.


Shauna said...

Super cute Ella-fant! I'm eagerly but not anxiously waiting to see Tiny, the now not so imaginary bunny! You are so talented!! Love it!

Anonymous said...

This pink creature has been a very popular addition to our family! Ella happily fills her bed each quiet time and bed time with all her faves- and this pal always makes the cut. Thank you for the wonderful gift! Your blog is great- it makes me aspire to learn to knit or crochet (and to have them become recognizable items!!)