Friday, March 16, 2007

Elephant Family and a Giveaway

My little elephant family is complete--mother and three babies. But as everyone knows, the little male elephants are forced to leave the herd when they reach a certain age . . .



. . . so this little elephant will be going to a new home. He's made from genuine vintage fabric--my mother's dress in junior high in the fifties--with a braided cotton tail and a beady eye. If you'd like to have your name in the hat for a giveaway next Friday at noon central time, why then just leave your name in the comments!

113 comments:

stephanie said...

My goodness, am I first?! I would love a little elephant friend around our house. :)

Heather said...

I find your blog to be quite an inspriation and your elephants are so adorable. When I first saw you post about them I immediately looked up the book at Amazon.com.

My sewing skills leave much to desired, but you have inspired me to pursue them further. I even followed you link to the vintage patterns on Ebay and won a pack of 1950's dress and skirt patterns. I am looking forward to tweaking my skills with these, and hopefully getting something at least half as wearable as you lovely housedresses. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

How very cute! Your projects really inspire me to get out the sewing kit!
Lisa

Anna said...

Your elephants are very quaint and I admire your creativity! I was also wondering, being a mom to tiels, how your son's cockatiel is doing? Is that ok to ask? Also if I may did your son build the bird gym stand for his bird also?
Anna

Tracy said...

I would love to be added to your drawing....this little guy is too cute for words!

Your sewing projects are beautiful, and I love the fabrics that you use!

Tracy

Kelli said...

I would love to be added into your drawing!! Such a sweet little elephant and I would give it a good
home. :0)
Kelli

EEEEMommy said...

Oh, I'd love to have a sweet little elephant! Please put my name in the hat too!
Blessings,
Angel :)

Rona's Home Page said...

Oh, they're so beautiful and you're definitely very talented.

Isabelle Lussier said...

Your little elephant is adorable. It reminds me that someday we will have to let our kids go into the world as well.
I admire your skills. Wish I could sew like this.
Please do add me in the draw. I will take good care of the little elephant.

Isabelle

Kelly T.P. said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Like many others - I have been reading your blog for some time and enjoy it - I am inspired by your many capabilities. My daughter is a bit younger than your Daisy - your photographers manage to capture her beautiful babyness so well!

Anonymous said...

I would like to enter the drawing. Thanks so much for offering!

Emily B. in Texas

Lyn said...

Well of course I would like the chance to have a elephant made out of a vintage fifties dress! How fun is that?

Lyn

Kate said...

How lovely! I would love such a cute little elephant!!

Kate

Rebecca said...

I am a bit frightened of the reaction to this contest. Mass chaos as the crowds rush toward the comments section...destruction and ruin all that is left behind.

I had never EVER seen so many comments on a blog post as I did for the last contest give away you had.

I know my chances are well...like 1 in 500 but I am gonna give it a whirl anyway. Because my "Panda" would love an elephant...and because it gives me an excuse to tell you I appreciate your blog ONE MORE TIME! ;-)

Mrs.B. said...

Oh yay!! Count me in! (o: I just love the fabric.

TeaMouse said...

That elephant would love his new home here.

You are so talented and I'm always drawn to your blog both to see your new creations and the stunning photographs.

Melisa

Emma said...

Since my daughter's name is Ella, I need to throw my hat into the ring for the little "ella"phant! Thanks for the fun giveaway, Anna!

Emma

Tracy said...

I would like a chance at the elephant as well. We have been admiring the creation of the entire family. Very cute!

Melissa said...

Oh! I'm so glad to have found your beautiful blog! And those elephants are absolutely adorable!

Melissa

www.homeschoolblogger.com/honeybee

Denial Renae said...

That little elephant is so cute! Love the blog!

Anonymous said...

Oh so cute. Please add my name Kim E. in Ohio.

deb said...

I love your elephant babies esp in the vintage cloth. Yes, please enter me in your drawing.

Mary said...

Count me in. I so love vintage fabric. Add your sewing acumen to the pot, what could be better?

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your elephant drawing! I have a little one that would love it. Thank you for sharing! Gail

jana said...

Those elephants are adorable! I would love to welcome one to our home :-) Thanks!

Roberta said...

I love your little elephant, my favorite colors. Please add me to your drawing. Thanks Anna! :)

Celeste said...

Please add me to the drawing. I love those little elephants!

Gena said...

I would love to be added to the drawing as well. My oldest daughter collects elephants and just loved the first ones you made.

Thanks!

Shannon said...

Anna,
My 3 year old daughter is currently in love with all the small animals we have in our stuffed toy collection - they're all her "pets"... add me to the drawing so I can see if I add an elephant to her little zoo!
~Shannon

Michele said...

We are preparing a place for him. Thank you.

Sabine said...

My mousing hand is getting tired from scrolling through to the bottom of these comments but please put my name in, too! I've always loved blues and greens together and have been noticing them more and more lately. And yet, your fabric is from the 50s. Maybe, blue + green is making a comeback.

Deana (Dee) said...

Hi Anna,
I would like to be in your drawing for the elephant! How neat that you would be so generous!
Blessings,
Deana

littlejennywren said...

I used to have an elephant in very similar fabric when i was a little girl. I actually hunted for it at my Mum's last weekend but no luck. Please put me in the draw for this little one.

Laura said...

There are three little girls in my house to love your little elephant.
If we win the drawing, we'll welcome a little Southern charm into our home.

Love to you and yours...

Laura

Marina said...

Any hope for a UK reader?!

Love to visit and compare your lifestyle, very similar to mine, although I reside in the beautiful lush county of Dorset comprising forests, verdant farmland and beautiful soft sandy beaches.

I also homeschool my children, which raises eyebrows here - not as common as in the USA!

We have chickens, pigs and an increasing rabbit population (I hasten to add that they are pets) and grow most of our own fruit and veg.

I grew up in a very industrial and deprived part of the UK, in a small terraced house with tiny garden (yard) so I now say thank you, thank you every single day...and finding blogs like yours are the icing on the cake.

Regards, Marina

G.L.H. said...

Oh, please count me in for your drawing! I have loved seeing your elephant "family" grow!

Love the blue/green thing. Have waited for it to come back since my sister had a blue/green sofa in the late 60's.

Angie said...

I would love to be in the drawing, too! We have very few baby elephants here in the MidWest.

Alli said...

He is adorable! Count me in! :)

Rebecca said...

Please add my name to the drawing!
The little guy is adorable!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I would love it!

Thanks,
Mary D. from Texas

maven said...

Please add me to the drawing. I love your blog and enjoyed seeing your beautiful needlework.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your drawing Anna! The elephant is adorable!

Blessings,
Nichole R.

Anonymous said...

My little Victoria has a headboard which looks like a house. One of those little rooms would make a perfect Elephant Sanctuary :o)
Count me in!
Katherine J

Trina said...

Anna - I'm Lily from the sense and sensibility board - but my real name is Trina. I love your blog, and I love the baby elephant!!!
You are such an inspiration to me in living life beautifully. You make homemaking into an art, and I love that!

Julie said...

Anna...I've always admired your blog. Please put my name in the hat!

Anonymous said...

O, yes add me please! I have a little 2 &1/2 yr. old who adores elephants of all colors.
I love your blog and look to it for daily inspiration.
Rain in NY

Cheryl said...

An elephant that is so charming would be a wonderful addition to our two elephants. One of them my dh won at an amusment park when we went to FL right after my miscarraige-19 years ago. We now have 7 dear children! The Lord is good!
What a sweet thing for you to do with the work of your hands-bless others. Thank you for doing that.

Susie said...

What adorable elephants. I don't know how you could part with them. :)

Susie

Kendra said...

I would love that adorable elephant for this new little one that I'm expecting!

Autumn said...

That is the cutest little elephant ever!! I would love to have it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fun drawing Anna!
Count me in! Katie in Idaho

Julian said...

I LOVE IT! please PUT MY NAME IN.
tHANKS,
cHRISTINA

Jessica said...

So adorable! I love your blog!

Julie D. said...

The elephants are wonderful! Put my name in, please!!

Julie

jjnorthrup said...

Of course put my name in as well.

By the way, a roommate of yours from college (Sarah) told me about your blog quite a while ago, and I have been enjoying it ever since.

Janna

Heather said...

Hi Anna
I'd love to be included in the draw.. this is such a neat idea...thanks
Heather at "The Zoo" (my blog name).

Myfriendconnie said...

I would love to be in the drawing! Thank you!

Katie said...

I never win anything :) but I'll throw my name in the hat anyway!!

Karen said...

WOW...I almost missed this as blogger wouldn't allow me on last night! They are so cute! Put me in too, please!
Blessings,
Karen

C said...

Your blog is wonderful! I love the little elephants and wish I had the talent to create such adorable things!! I would love to be entered to win them : )

Catheryn

Mrs. C said...

Please count me in! :)

Anonymous said...

Ooh, count me in!

MommyKellogg

FARMERS WIFE said...

Ooooeee, count me in too please!! His colours just pop...I like the fabric :)

Kathy Frazier said...

Oh my! My daughter and I just LOVE those little elephants!!! We've been drooling over them! Please put my name in the hat!!!
Kathy Frazier

Eyvonne said...

Oh how fun! I'd love to be in the drawing! What a great thing for you to do!

Eyvonne in AR

Kelly said...

I'll give it a try!

Anonymous said...

My little boy would love one!

Linz said...

Your projects are so beautiful! I would love to be a part of the drawing! Thanks for all your posts. Lindsey

Robyn said...

Your elephants are truly adorable! This is my first time stopping by, but I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your blog.

StarsandSky said...

Why not? I mean, who in her right mind wouldn't want an adorable homesewn, vintage fabric, baby heffalump for herself or her children?

Oh, and welcome to the Toy Animal Sewing Tribe, Anna!

Kara in Texas

KarenW said...

He's so cute! I love elephants and will give him a happy home.

Karen

C.A. Worcester said...

I would like to be added....Thank you Anna!

C.A. Worcester

Candace said...

Add my name, if you please! I can see it now, sitting above the cherry tree mural on the shelf in my daughter's room...

~Candace

Carla said...

Please enter me in the drawing for the elephant also! He is so cute as is the rest of his herd!

Your blog is the first one I read every day. I enjoy it very much.

Carla

katharine said...

He's a sweetheart!

Katharine

Melonie (Stop the World) said...

Too cute (both the elephants and your description of why he has to leave the herd). I'm glad I found you via Rona Berry-Morin's blog. Please enter me in the drawing as well.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Enter me in the drawing, please. Sylvia, in Tennessee

Alisa said...

Love your blog! And the elephants are adorable, please put my name in!
Thanks! Alisa

Christian said...

Count me in the running. How could anyone resist such a cute little fellow?!

Christian

Mrs Pea said...

Can I put my son's name in the hat please? He would pretty much give up his second best doo-doo train for a toy elephant right now :o)

Kelly said...

so adorable. love your blog too.
please add my name.
Blessings,
Kelly

Shelley Jo said...

He's SOOO cute! I'll take him if you draw my name! :-)

picketfencemom said...

How precious is that??!! I would love to have a chance to win the little guy, so please put my name in for the drawing!
Amy (Picket Fence Mom)
~Ponderings From Picket Fence Cottage

AmeliaB said...

Please count me in! I have admired your posts about the elephants. My mom and I laughed at the bit "I may have to rethink my identity." Also the elephants are so sweet and charming. :-) Thank you for having this drawing.

~AmeliaB

Heather said...

So generous and so fun that you have 85 comments...Anna, you are well loved!

Stick my name in that hat...we'd just love to have him.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the drawing,
Barb from Nebraska

Shannon said...

Please count me in!
Thanks, Shannon B. in CA

Rhonda said...

How precious! I'd love to see that little elephant in my home. :)

Susie Q said...

Oh my! So many commments...Such a sweet elephant and oh how he would be welcome in our home but this reeally just gives me the chance to jump on and tell you how much I adore your blog, yor writing and the glorious photography. It is so inspirational, so lovely and mever fails to offer me a smile and sense of peace.
Thank you and many blessings to you all.
Warmly,
Sue

jdoriot said...

I Just love, love, love him!! He is absolutely darling!!! Thanks for the contest...it's so nice of you to share!!

Anonymous said...

I too have been inspired by your site. Thank you so much for sharing your love of sewing with us!
and of course enter me in the drawing!
Amy in CA

Serena said...

Lovely fabric, charming elephants! Beautiful and inspiring work, as always.
QueenOrual from the S&S Board

Elizabeth said...

I must put my name in here, because my sister would just adore this elephant! He's very sweet.

Carmen said...

Count Me In Too! ~ Thanks

Janel said...

What cute little elephants! :)

Mama of Many said...

I love this sweet elephant!

AnnMarie said...

I love elephants and just adore the little ones you have made. Hoping I'll win...but it's already almost 1 in a 100 chance! wow!

Carrie said...

I would love to give him a good home.
I love reading your blog everyday, very inspirational =}

shekinahhvac said...

Oh Anna, I have followed your posts as you have made these DARLING little elephants. I really enjoy your blog, I visit you blog every day! So I would love to be added to your drawing!

By the way my 4 girlies just love the "homemade chocolate sauce" I followed your directions to make them hot-cocoa in the mornings.

Many blessings

Janet said...

Your little elephants are just precious! I'd love to make him a home with 3 little girls.:)

Janet

Olivia said...

Oh, I'd love to have my name in also! I love your blog and your son's photography.


Olivia

Anonymous said...

I would love a little friend! Thanks for the offer!
"Rebecca with 4 boys"

sara - The Estrogen Files said...

Good heavens those are CUTE! I'm in for a drawing - please add my name. I own my own small sewing business and can't wait to see more on your site. I followed a link from Berry-Morins Bits and Tips blog to you.

Christine said...

Your Mamma I will be!
A brother,a sister,
and doggies three.
We live on a farm,
with no fear of harm.
You can live in the house,
we've not seen a mouse,
We'll hug you and love you
dear elephant blue.

Anonymous said...

I would like to be added to the drawing. What cute elephants! Thank you!

Kiri in Illinois

Lore said...

I love it! I hope I can be the proud mama of this tiny precious elephant!

Carrie J said...

I absolutely love that little elephant! The colors are wonderful

Jess said...

Oh I would just LOVE to have an elephant for my kiddos! We had an elephant birthday party last year where we rode elephants in Thailand (we happened to be there) and this would be just precious! :)

I wish I could be so creative!

Missy said...

Adorable! I love mini's and vintage to boot...say no more!

Missy

salina said...

Wow! I am your 110th commenter! Definitly add me to the drawing. I might as well give it a go. Love the blue and green of the fabric that was once your mothers dress. How neat.:) Take care.

Xenia Kathryn said...

me too! :D

Anan said...

Ooh! OooH!! I want to eat it it's so cute!

I'd love to have such a cute critter...

-Anna H.

Anonymous said...

is there a pattern?

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