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Grandpa Elephants

Added Dec 15, 2009

by littlewren

Rutledge, Pennsy...






two friendly elephants for my nephew!

Material Notes

I used my father’s old shirts to make them, so though they were made from me, the elephants were from both me and Elijah’s grandfather! : )




Garment Type


sew everything book

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    May 12, 2010, 07.00 PMby gray

    I made elephants too… but I stuffed lavender inside them and called them ‘smellyphants’! I really love the design our yours… hmm, nice little middle facial seam- give a good demension and strangley enough- eyes!

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      May 13, 2010, 08.23 AMby littlewren

      I prefer ‘smellyphants’ hilarious! well played : )

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    Mar 2, 2010, 05.29 PMby handmadehappiness

    hi there love love your elephants i collect all manner of elephants!!!!! what book did you get the pattern from ?!?!?!? :)

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      Mar 3, 2010, 01.41 AMby littlewren

      hey! got them from a book called SEW everything…awesome book! totally worth reading and creating from!

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      Mar 3, 2010, 10.14 PMby handmadehappiness

      sorry to bother you again!!
      is the book by diana rupp?!?!?
      thanx a million :)

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      Mar 4, 2010, 06.54 AMby littlewren

      oooops!!! in an effort to reply and say, HEY! YES Diane Rupp, the coolest sewing author I’ve found thus far (sorry whoever else is in the running!) I think I marked your comment as… inappropriate!!! really really sorry! how do I take this back???? eeek!!!!

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      Mar 4, 2010, 08.50 PMby handmadehappiness

      thanx a million thanx for explaining the inappropriate comment thing was a bit worried there i found the book on ebay i will be getting it v.soon!!!!!
      cheers again!!!

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    Feb 26, 2010, 07.07 AMby amy-lee-1

    OMG I love these! squeal What pattern did you use? (check out my elephant toys on my page too)

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    Feb 26, 2010, 02.45 AMby marinaglory

    How sweet! these are such lovely handmade gifts made with love!! :D

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    Feb 25, 2010, 09.47 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Neat way to reuse shirts. I am sure that they are a hit with your nephew!

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    Feb 25, 2010, 08.49 PMby confusedgirl

    Oh! You’ve so reminded me about heffalumps song :)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLnADKgurvc Thank you, I used to love it as a child:) And your elephants are really sweet. Love the idea of using your father’s shirts.

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    Feb 25, 2010, 03.42 PMby juditab

    so cute… :)

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    Feb 25, 2010, 02.04 PMby bbug59

    The are sooooo sweet – your nephew is so lucky. Great job.

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    Feb 25, 2010, 12.17 PMby keren

    they are lovely!! were they hard to make? are they hand sewn or machine sewn?

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      Feb 25, 2010, 12.30 PMby littlewren

      they weren’t hard at all! I sewed them by hand… the book had it all laid out pretty well : ) thanks!

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    Feb 25, 2010, 11.08 AMby joanne-lej

    cute :0)

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    Feb 25, 2010, 11.02 AMby mixtlii

    they are sooo cute !!!

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