Monday, 23 February 2009

What You Do For One....


You must do for the other....
Not one to be outdone - my almost 9 year old son Joe - wanted me to show you all a sample of his creative abilities as well! Joe created this felted elephant (called Rainbow) at school last year - isn't it just so cute... The children spent days laying out their felting wool (which was backed with a piece of muslin) to create the template for this cuddly elephant - then they cut the pattern, sewed some of the edges together and filled it with stuffing to give it this rounded shape. Once all of the edges were completed using blanket stitch - our lovely elephant was decorated in a golden blanket and sparkly head dress. Two eyes were glued on and a tail which was finger knitted using red and pink cotton thread. Viola - a very creative keepsake....

13 comments:

Sharnel said...

WOW!! what a talented little boy you have too. Love the colours he chose together with the gold. Just perfect.
Sharnel

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Adorable!

M ^..^

Primrose said...

No way! Did he really make this? That is brilliant! He could start an online business and sell them! Hey Shannon your children could be put to work. Seriously, it is fantastic. I am very impressed. I love the colours too! I think you are going to need a bigger house for your talented childrens creative work.

Ju said...

Wow!! Joe that is one awesome looking elephant! Talk about talented kids! :)

Lee said...

Your son is obviously a very creative spirit too. His elephant is just beautiful, no doubt because of its origins and itsgorgeousness it will become a lifelong keepsake.

Angela Henrie said...

WHat a talented little guy! Joe, I'm glad your mom shared your talent on her blog!

Anonymous said...

Love the elephant. You have a talented clan for sure! Ezabelle

magnoliagrandiflora - tania lovering designs said...

Wowee thats amazing!!! he is sooo creative and what fabulous colour :-)

LexyB said...

I think you should send the children out to work, put your feet up and relax. Isn't it about time they started earning their keep?

Karen said...

Oh Shannon,
this is just so cute!
You must be very proud of your gorgeous children.
Karenx

Lynne said...

That is so cute - and I'm glad he's so proud of his creation!

Anonymous said...

What a cutie! And a talented boy too!

Michelle said...

I great that your kids love to be crafty. This elephant is just darling...