I just realized that I never introduced my first elephant. Well, actually, she wasn't my first, she was my ELEVENTH. No, not a typo. It took many, many tries to get my pattern just the way I wanted it. Fifteen to be exact. Just when I was ready to give up and try a different species, I took another look at each head I had created (the trunk was the hard part so I made lots of heads) and realized I had gotten the look I was after a few tries earlier.
I just love the upturned trunk and big ears.
This gal was my first attempt at the pattern made out of an entirely different fabric, a mohair fur. This stuff is tricky to work with and very expensive, averaging over $100 per yard, but the results are so worth the cost and efforts! I am planning an upload Thursday evening, time to be announced, of fur elephants.
The fur elephants are fully jointed and have glass eyes. Because of this , I am legally required to list them as being suitable for adult collectors. They will be priced at $98 to start while I get the hang of things.
I will have preview pics of the elephants for the shop tomorrow, please check back around lunch time... If all goes well they will be done by then :)