A Sharply Dressed Elephant!

Once I finished both of the horses (and a nice little trough) I was ready to start the elephant.  I searched through my stash for some gray fabric.  I didn’t want just any gray fabric, I wanted something an elephant would be proud of!  Sadly, the only gray fabric I own is a tone-on-tone that just says “blah”.  So, I went shopping.  And this is what I found!  I am not exactly sure if it is even gray…maybe more of a brownish-gray-taupe kind of colour.  The moment I laid eyes on it, though, I knew it’s destiny!

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So…I did the same thing with the elephant legs that I did with the horses legs.  I cut the templates into easier to manage pieces.

elephant legs

Next, I prepped the legs, tail and tusks.

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Then came the trunk.

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And the body.

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And an ear!

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The whole time I was working on all the body parts, I was wondering what fabric I should use for the blanket on his back.  This is what I chose!  Spiffy!

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Til next time…

Kerry

P.S.  I just noticed in the photo that the elephant appears to be walking on water!  I may have to rethink that!

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11 thoughts on “A Sharply Dressed Elephant!

  1. Your elephant is gorgeous. You could add fringe to the ends of the blue and make it look like a rug. Love seeing your choices to make the construction perfection. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your Elephant is very sharp !! I just love how you use your fabrics and make it come alive !! I look forward to your post. They are very encouraging for people who don’t have alot of confidence. You teach me something every time I read your post.
    Thank you so much.
    Linda

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