Monday, 13 December 2010

The Toy Elephant... almost finished, I just need to sew up the feet and add some buttons for eyes.

I'll post a pic when it's done but I have to tell you that it currently looks as though it's had really bad surgery on it's trunk and the legs won't stay straight so he looks as though he's collapsed onto his stomach in an elephant drinking binge.

On a separate note...Ouch!! I've lost 1 follower :(

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The Festive Season

So December is upon us already!! It's only 24 days until Christmas and I've surprised myself by completing almost all of my Christmas shopping. I braved the madness of Oxford Street and got a heck of a lot done, not forgetting to make a lot of stops for hot drinks in between :) 

I have a challenge for anyone who reads this blog you!! 

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to MAKE a gift for someone this year. I'm trying to make felt toy elephants for the various small children in my family or friendship circles because I think they're they toys that mean the most and will hopefully last a lifetime (depending on my craftsmanship!)

If you feel like sending a photo of your handmade gifts that would be brilliant. Maybe I'll make a post dedicated to them entirely; I can't give you a prize for the best one but I can make a certificate saying that your gift is awesome. How about that?

I better get back to the toy elephants, those bad boys aren't going to sew themselves :D