Monday, January 12, 2015

Gorgeous Ellie Softies...



I have taken these last three weeks or so off from Heartmade work...  The week preceding Christmas I came down with a horrible flu bug which kept me in bed for over a week...  Did I ever mention that I detest being sick and having to stay tucked up in blankets and having my meals served to me on a tray?  However, I am very thankful that I have such a wonderful family to take care of me and put up with my moaning and groaning:)

  It was especially difficult being bound to my bed during the festivities...fortunately we had planned a very relaxed Christmas and hadn’t planned to have anyone over to share the day with us...  My mom and sisters put together a beautiful meal for us and I managed to get up for a few hours to celebrate with my family.  
After Christmas I gradually regained my strength, and by the time our friends arrived to spend my eighteenth birthday with me, I was almost back to normal!  I am extremely grateful that I didn’t get sick over that special weekend... The Lord is very good!

Thus, the weeks have passed by so swiftly and I can’t say I have done too much along the lines of work...
It has certainly been lovely having more time with my family and being able to just relax and enjoy a few outings, but the time has almost arrived for me to start thinking about my little business and how I will move forward this year and what lines I will focus on making for my clients and also for the markets...

This is just a peek at what I’ve been busy with...


These elephant softies I made for an order in early December, but I intend to make more for market stock and other clients during this year...  
We live in the Knysna area where there are still a few elephants living in the forests.  This is, of course, a fantastic tourist attraction and I thought making elephant softies would be a good idea for all those touristy people who might wish to take a small gift home for a little loved person...


 I searched the web for some inspiration for these lovelies...

I used beautiful, 100% cotton fabric for these lovelies...they are pretty simple to sew and would certainly make adorable gifts for babies or toddlers as they have safety eyes and are the perfect size for easy handling (or chewing)!


 
Otherwise they would also be very sweet propped up against a pillow or cushion on a child’s bed or cot...


I will be back very soon with some of the other projects I have been making for Heartmade recently...

Adding this project to 52 Crafts in 52 Weeks Challenge 

 

9 comments:

Sarah said...

They are adorable! I love the fabrics you used.

Bethany Carson said...

They are beautiful! Great work! Sorry to hear of your illness; hope you're completely recovered now!

Sarah H said...

Those looks cute!! Good job Kelly-Anne :)

Stephanie said...

These are absolutely adorable! My heart just melted when I saw them :) Lovely work, sweet Kelly-Anne, and the fabric is simply beautiful.

Hugs to you!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Sarah ~ Thank you so much...you are just such a lovely inspiration! Blessings!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Thank you dear Bethany! I'm much better now, thank you:). Hope you're well! Hugs and love, Kelly x

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh, thank you so much Sarah! Just to tell you how much I appreciate your visits:). Blessings on your day!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Dearest Stephanie ~ thank you so much for your kind words...always love to have you visit! Hoping your day is beautiful and blessed! Hugs to you, Kelly

HisPrincessWarrior said...

these are adorable <3