22 June 2009

baby elephant walk

Have I prompted the tune to play in your head for the rest of the day? Don't worry, it's stuck in mine!

One of my dear sisters made an elephant for Tamsyn. Shannon has never been much of a sewer, but with her female siblings all able to sew we felt confident that the skill was there although untapped. Better yet, Shannon doesn't own a sewing machine so therefore hand stitched the elephant. She did a fantastic job.
This photo is to give you an idea as to how big the elephant actually is, yep, bigger than Tamsyn! It also shows the blanket I made for her. It's a Waverly blanket end, bought at their sale last year. Waverly has a yearly sale where you can buy blanket seconds, doonas/duvets and lots of blanket 'ends'. I've even made a coat from these, must take a photo of it, it's so lovely and warm. All pure wool of course. Anyways, Tamsyn's blanky is in a dark grey. I made a binding in some groovy orange fabric (don't know who by sorry). I wanted a dark colour because it will regularly go to Bruny and as I've said before, the oyster lease is a very grotty place - so I needed something that would hide it.

The basinet that Tamsyn sleeps in is from her pram, which it can be easily removed from. This works fantastically as I can have her sleeping in any room, particularly the sewing room. My little girl is 6 weeks old today, can you believe it? In the last couple of days we've noticed that she can focus on more distant objects, that is, further away than Mum's booby, and it's lovely to look at her while sewing and see that she's watching what I'm doing. Bless her.


  1. Fantastic heff-a-lump! Just the right size - it should be big. Well done Shannon.

    Here's a rhyme we've always told in our family. You may have heard it before.

    The elephant is a wonderful bird,
    It flits from bough to bough;
    It builds its nest in a rhubarb tree
    And whistles like a cow!

    I can't believe Tamsyn is already six weeks young. Hope you are still enjoying it all.

    Cheers...Ann :)

  2. Love the elephant and yes he's huge :) The blanket is lovely also, great idea for it to be grey. Has she started smiling yet? That's one of the best moments :)I had a bassinet on wheels for the girls and could wheel them around the house with me :)


  3. Jen so many wonderful projects. I checked Shannon's site too. She did a wonderful job. Amazing when all done by hand. You have a great family. Tamsyn is a lucky little one to have so many caring members to welcome her.

  4. Your Sister has done a wonderful job on the elephant!!! And good job on the blanky too...I can't believe it's 6 weeks either...the time just goes so quickly♥x

  5. What a fantastic job your sister did! Great baby blankie, too. Goodness Tamsyn already looks so much bigger... such a sweet beauty!

  6. So cute!- both the elephant and the bub!

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