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Leonardo's Elephant

I think I can
This is possibly the cutest thing that I've made in a little while. It's Susan B. Anderson's Elefant. A link to the pattern is here, ravelry page here.  Yes, it was a little fiddlie at times, but so worth it once it's all sewn up and sitting on a little pile of books... or your bump, as the case may be.
Leonardo's elephant
As the name of the post says, this little one is destined for a Leonardo in Turino, Italy where it's a little too hot in the summer to be dressing babies in anything other than nappies and a singlet. Some other handmade goodie was in order and this little softie seemed to fit the bill perfectly. The only problem is that now that he's all sewn up and looking so dandy I'm a little reluctant to give him away.  It's quite possible they'll be another one of these made in the not so distant future - one which will be only too happy to stay at play with my bump in Berlin.
the bump
Oh, and I know these pictures are perhaps a little riskque. Lacy underwear! Bare bump! Dear me!?! But honestly, an elephant climbing a bump is also pretty cute and I couldn't resist. More info and pictures (of the elephant, not the bump) can be found on my ravelry page.

14 comments:

Franca said...

it is SO cute!

amberlee said...

oh my how sweet! I love the little elephant, especially the colours. And i must say your bump is just perfect x

Allana said...

The photos, the elephant and your bump are all beautiful- thanks for sharing! :)

urban muser said...

it looks like a great knit, and these photos are fantastic!

Dorian Susan said...

What a great post. That elefant is adorable....maybe you should keep that one, and make another one to send off. That baby is getting big. I'm forgetting when h/she is due to arrive, but hope you're feeling well. Cheers.

Kelly said...

oh, it is adorable~ i would have a hard time sending that little cutie away, too!

amanda {the habit of being} said...

what a sweet little elephant! and an even sweeter bump - i think baby bumps should be celebrated and photographed and ooh'd and aah'd over. you'll cherish the bump photos one day!

justine said...

great knit and great tummy shot, lucky you with no stretch marks!

Krystal said...

that is seriously the cutest...and i love that you're getting risque, that is awesome, haha :)

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover said...

I can't believe you made that adorable elephant (okay, yes I can.. but wow)!

allie said...

These are amazing pictures! I love that little elephant and I so want to learn to make something like that. I once made a teddy bear out of old mittens but the result was quite disastrous; one arm was just too long, the ears were crooked, the tail was in the middle of it's back, the legs were off, and the head kept falling off... Anyway I would love to make this! And the bump pictures are truly beautiful.

elle said...

never mind the elephant, your undies are lovely!! you are so beautiful, bear!!

Anika said...

Too cute! Definitely need one for the Berlin baby!

And since you mentioned it and we are on the subject-I never knew they made such great lingerie in maternity wear!! It was hard to feel this wonderful in the cotton briefs I had...although comfy it would have been nice to know of these.

lisa said...

You are amazingly talented Clare!
This is just adorable!!