Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Effie & Ollie Felt Elephant

It's been a busy couple of months, and I've neglected my craft projects (and this blog!).  I'm still crocheting the chevron blanket, but was conscious that I haven't crossed off any projects from my New Year Craft Resolutions list in a while.  I was looking at the polka dot felt I bought from Daiso and been mulling over what to do with four rolls.  Then inspiration hit on the tram one evening, why not a spotty elephant?! So I dug out my Effie & Ollie elephant pattern and a roll of felt, and there it sat on my chair for a couple of weeks...I had inspiration but zero motivation!

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One of my colleagues has been feeling down, so I thought she should be a recipient of a spotty elephant. Elephants (I'm sure even spotty ones) are symbols of strength and wisdom, and we need all the support we can get to help us through rough patches in life.

The great thing about making the elephant with felt is you don't need to use interfacing, worry about fraying fabric or iron! I was a bit concerned that it will be too thick, but the felt was great to work with and I didn't have to worry about wrinkling the fabric.  Unlike the first elephant I made which took over five hours, I managed to whip this one up in about an hour ~ more spotty elephants to come!

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Update 8 August 2014: I made a couple more spotty elephants!

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