Wednesday, March 04, 2009

hard to give away

sleepy elephant

I love the making and giving of handmade gifts. But every once in a while, there's one that's tough to say good-bye to. This little elephant was designed to match the baby blanket I crocheted for a great friend's shower. During a recent fabulous Girls' Weekend with my two former college roomies, I got to give it to her adorable, now four-month old son. But I'm going to miss it sitting on my desk... he's definitely a favorite. Another shot here.


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

fast runner

matching runner

Since our table is in the same general area as the couch, I made this runner with the same fabric from the new pillows. It took no time at all to sew up two sides, making it reversible. Top stitching in a shiny blue tread finished the edges nicely.