Good afternoon everyone. Well, I'm having a week and a half again! I'm really behind on blog reading and emails so if you feel I've been ignoring you, I haven't! Remember I told you I'd crashed my car into the gatepost at work? Well, it started making a horrible rattling, clunking sound. It gradually got worse, then driving home from work last night it was really loud and the car kept suddenly swerving one way or the other. I was terrified but carried on home. I took it to the garage this morning and it turns out I've snapped my wheel bearings (or something like that) and my wheel was falling off! I can't believe I was driving it around. So, I came to work on the train and will be going home on the train. I quite enjoyed it as they served me coffee and I got to read my book!
All this lack of free time (working too hard again), means I've got loads of stuff lined up to show you. I still haven't finished showing you Jacob's presents, so here's another one.
Actually, that one was destined to be a present but is now in the bin. It was a pattern in UK magazine Making, but is an extract from a book, I can't remember which one. The giraffe is as small as he looks and the next thing I had to do was sew two tiny little circles (less thank 2" diameter) to the bottom of each leg. Hmm. It didn't happen. It was never going to happen. I gave in and scrapped it. Yes Sandra, I know you're proud!
This little fella was made from a pattern by Retro Mama. You may remember I used her pattern to make my bunnies? I was lucky enough to be in a swap of sorts with Retro Mama, I sent her a UK magazine in which she'd featured and she sent me my choice of two of her patterns. I think I won out in that swap! Her patterns are fabulous, really worth the money, especially right now when they're discounted for a limited time.
This elephant is called Brian and has joined Gunther and Pedro at Jacob's house. I used a Tanya Wheelan FQ of the spotty fabric (won in a giveaway from Eternal Maker via The Sewing Directory - how lucky am I??) for his body, and as a contrast fabric I used the same fabric I made his trousers with. Jacob's trousers, not Brian's.
I see more Brian's in my future. Let's just hope there are no more gateposts.