Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter giraffe

Remember a few months ago when I won a huge yarn giveaway on Susan Anderson's blog? Yeah, that was awesome. I decided the giraffe was just the thing for Luke's Easter basket.
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The giraffe is the cover model from Susan's latest book, Itty Bitty Toys. This book is chockful of awesomeness.

This guy was so fun to make!

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Luke didn't want to let go of him long enough for a picture.

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I decided to use poly pellets for part of his stuffing. They're dangerous for little kids, so I carefully sewed them up in little muslin bags before stuffing the giraffe. I think it makes a big difference for a stuffed animal of this size.

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Susan sent along a Pom Tree. It's a great tool, and it made quick work of all of the pom-poms for this little guy.

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Doesn't get much cuter than that...

I hope everyone had a happy Easter! It was 85 degrees here today, so we spent most of the day outside. We went for a ride in the Jeep, stopped by the bookstore (open on Easter?!?), and had a yummy dinner.

12 comments:

Alicia said...

That is about the most adorable thing I have seen!

Leah said...

It turned out great! And what an Easter basket; did he even get any candy?! I remember working at Barnes & Noble on Easter. I went to Target today because their website didn't say they would be closed but they were. Hmph.

Leah said...

Susan needs to see these photos. She'd be happy to see how much Luke loves his giraffe!

Tracey J said...

ohmy goodness! too cute! The spots, and the fact that he won't let go!

love it.

Robin said...

what a cute giraffe. you did a great job. and the picture of him kissing it is so precious.

Kaye Prince said...

Oh Katie, that is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time! You did a wonderful job - I kinda want one now ;)

The Bakers said...

That giraffe would make a terrific baby gift. I'm just saying.

Susan said...

Adorable!! Thanks for sharing with me!
susan b anderson

lindsey & lewis said...

This giraffe is way cool! I think i need just like 10% of your talent...I must get to work on that!

Tammy said...

Yeah, those pictures are about the most adorable I've ever seen. Won't let go, kisss it, the back of the giraffe. Katie - does the creativity bug ever shut down????

mary said...

I think that giraffe is the cutest thing ever but where are the sweaters? Girl, you come from the north! Aunt Mary

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Great photos! Giraffe and boy are both adorable.