Friday, January 23, 2009

please tell me

Please tell me that the above does look like an elephant. I am continuing my 'learning to sew' journey and I thought I would make this elephant pattern that came with a bag of fiber stuffing I bought for my Christmas ornaments. It was supposed to be a pillow-like thing made up of two pieces. I wanted it more three dimensional so I devised a bottom piece to separate the legs into four and make the elephant be able to stand. Meh! Don't know what I think. I doubt I will be making any more stuffed creatures...I am more of a 'function' person.

I most definitely subscribe to the quote by William Moris (he generated the arts and crafts movement) "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful". If I make something it needs to function: cover a table, cover know what I mean. I also made that bird whale thing on the bottom of the picture..... WTF? It is supposed to be a bird...looks like a whale, now my cat plays with it.

Happy weekend.