Thursday, March 10, 2011

I heart naps and elephants too!

So I guess I was mistaken, but I was under the impressions that 12 day old babies sleep all the time.  My sweet little guy has been awake a majority of the day and that means I have been nursing him just about every hour, hour and a half.  I love nursing and I wouldn't have it any other way, but I'm getting a little sore here.  Enough of the TMI.

So today while Brother was doing this...

I took some of this...

(Left over scrap fabric from my friend's daughter's first birthday party I helped plan.  It was already cut in 12x12 squares)

And I used this tutorial...

From The Little Birdie Blog

To make these...

I used the zig zag stitch on the purple one for Lotte 1st.  I didn't like how much "bulk" it added to the seam, and I didn't like how long the elephant was.  So for Brother's I shortened him up, and used a straight stitch...and he turned out perfect.  I might remake Lotte's at a later time.

These were both done in approximately 15-20 mins a piece (including sewing machine set-up and tear down)! And that is literally about all the time he has napped outside of my arms today.  In fact, Brother is currently snuggled up on my chest half-napping while I type around him.

He really wouldn't let me get a good pic. sigh.


  1. Aw, YAY!! They came out SO cute! Way to go! It looks like he loves his little elephant already. :) I am PROUD to be your first follower! :):)

  2. P.S. I posted about your sweet little elephants today! Thanks again for sharing what you made! :)

  3. Those elephants are just adorable, great job :)

  4. Over from The Little Birdie saying hi & those elephants are so cute! Now I really want to use the tutorial and make one of them. I'm a new follower too!

  5. Yay! thanks guys! And thanks Rachael for the post! Lotte LOVES her "Mrs. Elephant" too!


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