Sock Elephant and Blue
July 06, 2007
I made this little elephant for a birthday present. The happy 6 year old promptly named her Ellie. I used the pattern in this book. Blair was the one who turned me on to it, but I was skeptical. My only other sock animal experience was not good. Then I saw Blair's dog and decided to give it another go. The elephant is not perfect (my mistakes), but the pattern was well written and the book is full of cute little critters.
The sky at dusk and
me wearing a light blue shirt. I am also wearing these beautiful earrings from Susan - you just can't see them in the shot.
In other news, I taught myself a new craft and am aching to tell you all about it. I'll save that for another day. Let's just say, I'm hooked. Happy Friday!
I just let out a squeal of delight - if this new craft is what I think it is! Can't wait for the big reveal!
And Ellie is adorable - love that stripey trunk!
Posted by: Mary | July 06, 2007 at 01:50 PM
gosh he is cute !!
very nice choice of fabric, i mean sock ;o)
have a nice WE.
Posted by: Karen à Toronto | July 06, 2007 at 01:58 PM
Oh! He's adorable! And whatever the craft is, I'm sure you'll be fantastic at it... you talented thing you.
Posted by: Stefani | July 06, 2007 at 02:35 PM
I'm glad that the earrings fit today's color of the week, even if they're hiding! Have a great weekend.
Posted by: sulu-design | July 06, 2007 at 02:41 PM
he is so adorable I'm surprised your girls didn't kidnap him :)
I can't wait to see what new crafting project you've mastered. I'm sure to be inspired by you again!
Posted by: kat | July 06, 2007 at 03:17 PM
the elephant is adorable and I love the sock you used.
Posted by: Robyn | July 06, 2007 at 03:32 PM
I love the elephant. And I think I can guess what the new craft is...
Posted by: Anina | July 06, 2007 at 04:04 PM
Oh the elephant is so cute...I've debated getting the book, but I think I need to order it now!
ALSO...is it crochet...I just taught myself and love IT!!
Posted by: Beth | July 06, 2007 at 04:21 PM
Sweet elephant! And can't wait to hear about your new craft!! =)
Posted by: sally | July 06, 2007 at 04:51 PM
Can I borrow your hair? Just for a few days? Seriously, your color is fantastic!
Posted by: Rachelle | July 06, 2007 at 07:01 PM
Oh Erin! That Ellie elephant! I have never before been inspired to make a sock creature but maybe it's in my near future. Look's like you're having a fun summer!
Posted by: Heather | July 06, 2007 at 07:39 PM
i have a sock animal book, too! another thing you have inspired me to pick up again. thanks!
Posted by: leslie | July 06, 2007 at 07:54 PM
the elephant is adorable. i love the patterned socks! i am loving all the sock critters floating around, but am nervous to try them myself.
Posted by: Lindsey | July 06, 2007 at 08:29 PM
I love the elephant! Sock animals are so fun. They would make great Christmas gifts, too. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: Angela | July 06, 2007 at 08:59 PM
I just adore that sock elephant! Soooo cute! :o)
Posted by: Erika | July 07, 2007 at 12:01 AM
can't wait to hear more about your mystery craft. are you trying to "hook" us into reading another day? well shucks. i suppose i will! cute elephant too!
Posted by: heidi | July 07, 2007 at 12:14 AM
Ack! I LOVE him! Sooo cute and...
Posted by: kirsty | July 07, 2007 at 12:28 AM
Ahhh! I love that elephant!!!! He is absolutely adorable....hmmmm....I think I just gave away all of Libby's old tights!!!!
I bet you are learning to crochet....can't wait to see!
Posted by: leslie | July 07, 2007 at 12:54 PM
The elephant is cracking me up - so funny and so endearingly wonderful at the same time. Cuddly and floppy and the perfect take-along companion for a wee one. Thanks for sharing!!!
Posted by: Anne K. | July 08, 2007 at 03:59 PM
I think I recognize some striped Gymboree tights that Elle had last year. ;)
Can't wait to hear about your new craft!
Great self portrait.
Posted by: Grace | July 08, 2007 at 07:41 PM
What a *lucky* little girl. The elephant will be very loved, I'm sure.
Posted by: ambika | July 08, 2007 at 11:06 PM
Oh, that's gonna be one happy birthday gift when you she receives that elephant---sooo much fun! Can't wait for the new craft revealed...Happy Days! :o)
Posted by: Tracy | July 09, 2007 at 08:35 AM
it's 6:30 am ... i just checked on Claudia & she is happily snuggled up with Ellie.
Posted by: suzanne | July 11, 2007 at 06:28 AM
That sock elephant is adorable!
Posted by: Chara Michele | July 11, 2007 at 06:27 PM