Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Vintagey Yellowphant

Finally, I've made something from one of those vintage patterns I cannot seem to stop collecting. I was not able to make up my mind on what sort of stuffy I should make for a swap I signed up for. It is a swap to take part in a Toy Society toy drop which I had heard of, but never taken part in before. For more information on the Toy Society or to join.....click here. It's kind of a PIF where you make a toy, and leave it in a public place for someone to find and claim.
Well after much thought and indecision.....I decided (and not a moment too soon) that I should make a pattern from this vintage set. I decided that I liked the elephant the best.....and good thing too.....as it was the only pattern inside the envelope. That's the risk you take when you buy a pattern from a thrift store I guess:( Fortunately for me the elephant pattern pieces and instructions were all there. And I decided to use up some fleece scraps from making Ike's Halloween costume last year so it would be soft. Just as I was about to sew up the final seam in his back........my son informed me that I had forgotten something. Two eyes....two ears.... one tail......"What did I forget Ike?" "You forgot to put in a heart" he tells me. So, Ike cut out a nice little pink felt heart for me and stuffed it inside before I stitched him up.

Well......my little Yellowphant is all done now and just needs to be dropped off...... somewhere???? Now I can obsess about the best place to drop it off....which may be a bit of a challenge as we are headed out for another week away.

I'm thinking now that it might look cute in some vintage fabric......hmm I do have some laying around that just might be groovy enough:) Maybe we'll try just one more elephant:)

Update: Were are back from out little vacation week and here are the photos from the toy drop.
I made up some little tags and an introduction letter from the files provided by the toy society to include with the toy, and left the toy in one of the children's play areas as Fairmont Hotsprings just in time for the swap deadline. While I didn't see who picked up the toy, I do know it was picked up within a few hours. Hopefully it has found a good home......I'll be watching the Toy Society drop #640 site to see if anyone reports on picking it up.

8 comments:

Jeannie said...

I like your elephant

marilu perez said...

So cute! I love it!

Lori said...

That is great and what a fabulous idea! I wish I knew what would happen on the receiving end of that elephant.

Love the heart idea.

JenMeister said...

How gorgeous... I love it! The colours, the pattern, the fact that it has a wee little heart tucked inside it <3

LittleRed said...

Thanks everyone:) I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in my first toy drop, and plan to do it again soon! I'll be watching the Toy Society website in hopes that whoever picked it up sends in a note.

Mama Ruck said...

I saw your elephant on toy society and had to check out how you made. Then I had to laugh, because I have a similar collection of vintage patterns that I have not tried yet. You have inspired me!

LittleRed said...

Good luck!......I'll be watching your blog now so I can see which one you make:)

Shelby Michalek said...

So cute! I'll be checking out that toy website