Monday, 5 January 2015

An Exciting New Year's Eve

Happy New Year everyone! I hope your New Year's Eve was as exciting as mine. I'm an Aunt again! My youngest sister had a baby girl early in the evening. With 3 big brothers she's bound to grow up a tomboy but she is the cutest little thing.

Of course, I had to make her a present. What do you think?


I found this elephant softie in 'The Quilter Magazine' in late 2013 and fell in love with it. I have been wanting to make it for ages, and even had the fabric put aside, but hadn't quite got around to it. The arrival of Miss S gave me just the motivation I needed.

The softie was designed by Christina McKinney. Her free pattern can be found at Birch Fabric's blog. It was very easy to follow and came together nice and quickly. The only tip I have is to make sure the eyes are far enough away from the edge of the fabric that they don't sit right on the seam. I had to reposition mine.

I'm looking forward to lots more stitching and creating this year, starting with FNWF this week. Keep an eye on Cheryl's blog, Gone Stitchin', for the details. I'm also joining in Vicki's 2015 'Grow Your Blog' party later this month. You can find out all about it on her blog, 2 Bags Full. Hopefully I'll see you there.

Happy stitching.
Cheers, Tracy.


Narelle said...

Happy New Year and congratulations Aunty! :o)
Very sweet elephant.

Anthea said...

It's a gorgeous Ele, for the new Bub, Tracy - well done.
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous heart-melting pics of your 3 darlings - what a fab idea for a gift.
Hope to see you again during 2015... happy stitching xx

Jo said...

I am the baby with 3 older brothers. I was a tomboy but at the same time I am down to earth. It has been good.

Little House on the Hill said...

The little elephant is very sweet, congratulations.
Cheers Pauline

Wendy B said...

oh I luv your heffalump........she's gorgeous! Thanks for the link to Vicki's party....I've joined in too, and the reminder for FNWF...can't wait! xox sugary sweet ones :o)

Maria said...

What a gorgeous gift for the new Bub...

Lin said...

I love your elephant - a great gift. Happy 2015. xx