Wednesday, August 12, 2015


One of my favorite animals for sure .... the Elephant !!!
We're privileged to have grown up on a continent where we could see them in the wild ..... slow and graceful .... truly magnificent !!!

This little bundle of wooly cuteness, was an absolute pleasure to make !!!
I used THIS PATTERN, I found it on Ravelry. The pattern was very well written, and I really loved the fact, that included with the pattern, was instructions on how to needle sculpt, as well as how to shade with pastels (how cute are those big elly eyes !!!)

I did change a few things ...... nothing major, just finishing touches. I only shaded her eyes. I have always loved the look of Tattered Teddies, so I wanted her tummy to have more of that kind of look. I also button jointed her, as opposed to just thread jointing her ..... I prefer that look. I also decided to give her a little tufty top ...... SO cute !!!!

One of the big attractions of this pattern to me, was her ears ...... Love, Love, Love the use of  "mandelas" for ears.

She also has the cutest little tail :-)

She turned out to be the perfect summer crochet project ......

Thursday, August 6, 2015


I swear you blink, and they're all grown up !!!!
Brittany turned 17 on Tuesday - only one more year, and she earns the title of Adult .... as a Mom, there's something quite terrifying about that fact !!!!!
She had a great birthday .......

Her two best friends had planned a Big Birthday Surprise for her ....... they appeared at the front door, and whisked her away for a special dinner out !!! They spoiled her rotten :-)

All grown up .... she started her first job this Summer - that's a milestone in itself.
She even worked a shift on her birthday !!!!
She opened presents, we went out for dinner, and ended the evening with birthday cake ....
She's our Red Velvet, Minion loving Baby Girl ..... so the cake had to fit those categories ....
I baked a red velvet cake (bottom tier), and a vanilla cake (top tier), then iced it with THE most delicious cream cheese buttercream icing !!!

Happy Birthday Baby Girl .... You make us SO proud !!!
Love you to the moon and back !!!