Friday, June 19, 2009

mum's giraffe

'Hello Giraffe'


I am really happy with how it turned out. Not too sure if softies are my thing yet. I like that that are reasonably quick and you can use little bits of your fav fabric at a time. I did think it was a little fiddly at times, didn't help I was pushed for time! Or that there was a mistake in the pattern pieces. Tummy (gusset) was too long.


I have used the same fabrics on the giraffe as I used on mum's 50th quilt a couple of years ago. So they will be matchy on her bed :)


She has a little scarf because it is so cold down south and we don't her to catch a cold. I have just pined the scarf on until the girls get home from school, they can then help me choose a button to use instead.

Mum and sis will be here tonight! For a week! Can't wait. So if I am a little absent it is because we are out catching crocs or freezing in the pool! xox

By the way, thank you all so much for your comments! And thank you sweet emmelie for you blog award! So lovely! Will post my nominations after mum's visit.

18 comments:

Tracy said...

WEll done. She's a real cutie. She will need that scarf down here :D

lucyrogue said...

Aw shucks how cute!
Excellent softie sewing. What is your award called? Do you get a badge to put on your blog or something?
Speaking of which, I'd better put a Brown Owls badge on my blog... then I'd better update my blog... then I'd better do something Brown-owly.

Holidays are too busy :-)

Anonymous said...

She's so sweet! And bigger than I thought from the earlier photos! You have one very lucky mum XXX Shelly

rachelmp said...

I just love her!! So cute

Kate said...

Love it !! So cute!

claribell said...

wow, she is beautiful, you think your mum will cry? mum's are a bit like that. she's so cute with her little scarf

Vickie said...

oh it is gorgeous I am sure she willl love it...
I just picked up the latest Country Threads..which has some cute farmyard softies in it..I have just cut out the chicken,
cheers vickie

Danielle said...

So cute. What pattern did you use. I want to make one.

ZippyZippy said...

He is cute!
Thanks for the BIG chat today. 68 minutes, don't think I've ever had a phone convo that long before!
Enjoy the visitors

Polka Dot Daze said...

Oh he is very cute! I love the polka dot ears! I love the fact that you used some of the same fabric from the quilt you made your mum.

Jeni said...

what a little cute fellow

Michelle said...

He is gorgeous. I love the long floppy legs.

Slice of Pink said...

Addoooorable! I love giraffes!

clare's craftroom said...

That giraffe is just gorgeous , your mum will love him/her.Enjoy your family time .

sweet emmelie said...

She is ever so cute, she looks beautiful, the button will be just the finishing touch. Thanks for the message but where-a-bouts is the return to sender button
cheers M-J

Duyvken said...

She's so cute!

Melissa Goodsell said...

oh gosh, the giraffe turned out beautifully Bianca!! So so cute :) LOving the scarf.

One Flew Over said...

That is one sophisticated giraffe! What a gorgeous gift!