If you've read some of my other posts, you'll know that I'm crazy about my little nephew - it's hard to believe he's almost 2 years old now! I've been given strict instructions not to spoil him with "stuff," so instead, he gets a lot of my undivided attention whenever I see him.
Well, lucky me, I recently got to welcome a new niece into the family! Yaay - double the fun!! But knowing that my sister-in-law was going to be re-using a lot of stuff for her new baby, I didn't want to get or make anything for her & her family that was going to be the same as what she already had at home.
A few months earlier, I had come across this tutorial on making a stuffed animal elephant family. Since the baby's gender was going to be a surprise, I wanted to make something gender-neutral. This was perfect! I filed away the link to the tutorial and waited until it was close to baby's arrival to make it.
|Daddy & Mommy Elephants|
|Big Brother Elephant|
|Baby Sister Elephant|
Then, to have some fun, I decided to take some photos of the elephant family going on an adventure along the edge of my sofa.
Silly, I know. But pretty cute, too! And my nephew's reaction when he saw them (and then saw the "baby" ones) was priceless.
These elephants will not be making an appearance in my Etsy store due to the "not for commercial use" note on the tutorial. However, if you have some basic sewing skills (and a ton of patience), I encourage you to make some. The pieces that go into making these are small and can get a bit tricky. But they make an adorable gift and are sure to be treasured for a long time!