Meet Phinneas!

This little guy is named Phinneas. And yes, I know it's kind of funny to have a little pink and purple polka dot elephant be a boy but, well, he's only a baby. I've been working on him for a while after Aubrey the orange elephant sold, but after the move I lost him in the pile of unfinished projects. Which, by the way, I've been finishing slowly all this week. I think the anti-crafting funk is over, yay! Anywho, back to Phinneas. Angela's good friend was having a baby shower for her soon-arriving little girl and she wanted a special present for them. I told her about Phinneas and she asked me to finish him for her friend. So, sorry, but he's not going to be seen in the etsy shop because Angela's already snatched him up! He's made from a recycled fleece blanket and some scraps of sage green ultrasuade were used for the inside of his ears and his cute little belly.

Look at that little tail! I don't normally put tails on the elephants I make, but Angela asked me to so I braided some embroidery thread and she was right, he needed a tail. I wanted to keep him for myself he was so cute, but oh well. Also, she wanted to go buy something to go with the elephant, but I remembered I had a baby bib with cross stitch material in it and I suggested she embroider the "Babies Suck" motif from Subversive Cross Stitch on it. She stayed up way too late finishing it, but look how awesome it came out!

Her friend loved the gifts and got a good laugh out of it as well. Ispired by Angela's cross stitch, I've decided to start my own to frame and hang somewhere. I'll post it when it's done, which may take a while because I'm a slug at any kind of embroidery. But as a teaser, it includes hearts, flowers, butterflies, and the words "Suck It." lol.