Kinda looks like an elephant…
… but not just an ordinary elephant, it’s Elmer (the patchwork elephant)* !
Or in this case, a pincushion Elmer 🙂
Elmer is one of Annette’s favourite picture books. I love Elmer too, because he’s patchwork, and I love patchwork. I’ve always had this idea buzzing in my head to make an Elmer softie. I thought it’d be a cute pincushion too. Or, can just take out the pins and use it as a softie 🙂 I’m planning on making another one for Annette to play with. This one had been given away at a blogmeet yesterday, I’m sure this Elmer will be very happy in his new home.
* For those who haven’t come across the Elmer books, Elmer is a patchwork elephant who one day gets tired of being different from the other elephants, and so he tries to make himself the same as all the other elephants. It’s a funny story.