Monday, January 2, 2012

first creation of 2012

first piece of the new year!
Whoops.. forgot to get dressed today!
pretty much vegged out in my craft room (in between playing with my little baby cake!) didnt do a stitch of housework, never cooked, ordered out... havent even really talked to my husband! sometimes I just need to ignore the world and play by myself !! How about you?
I was torn between an elephant and a bird.. its funny, I never really know where I'm going when im making something... until its finished. I really had visions of a large bird holding the clock in its beak. but the elephant kept thumping around in my head... and before I knew it, I had a pattern made, and a piece of gray upolstery fabric that was exactly the right size! once the elephant was made, I made the tiny bird. The bird is about 1 and a half inchs square and the elephant is 5 inches tall with out her hat or base. such fun!
well, I just wanted to show you my little new years friends. I wish you could see them in person!
Back to work tomorrow! (blaaahhhhhh!!!) I already cant wait for the weekend ! lol! I have valentine charms to make for a swap Im in. Now that I got this out of my head Im ready to think about making them. And I have several ideas I want to play with!
I suppose I should get off the computer for the night and I should go put the pizza away from dinner.. I havent been out there in hours.
dont forget to sign up for the valentine hearts swap! there are 14 of us so far!
should be fun!
later girls!


Tracy Suzanne said...

Are you kidding me. You made the animals from scratch. You are talented beyond my wildest dreams Viv!!! I thought the way you put all the pieces together was amazing I had no idea you could just come up with patterns in your head and create them too. And so quick. I'm blown away and L.O.V.E. this piece.

OOXX's...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

Kim K. said...

ADORABLE! I'm so glad you had a day to just play. You've earned it. We're all back to our respective world of "school" tomorrow. Chris at his elementary schools and me at my University. The alarm clocks have been set and the girls lunch boxes are packed. I can't wait to see what you have in store for Valentines. Sleep well!

Mica said...

this is wonderful...I quite like the ellie a lot as the main character...It is utterly adorable. Great job Vivi!!!! Hugs,Mica

Anonymous said...

You amaze me with your creativity!


Luna und Luzie said...

This is gorgeous!!!
You are so crative!
Love the idea with the baking tin and the clock!

Here we have rain and storm and we can´t go out. So I´ll clean up the christmas decoration today and take place for new crafting ideas!!!!

♥ Stefanie

Jingle said...

This is absolutely delightful!

Sandy Michelle said...

Your elephant is friggen amazing! Do you work with a pattern? I spent all day yesterday in mu studio too and we ordered pizza last night. TTYS Sand

Cindy said...

That is so cute! I can't believe how talented you are. I can never work on a sewing project without a pattern. Have a fast week, and then you can create some more!

My Vintage Mending said...

Viv...he is stunning. I can't believe you made him in a day. For heaven's sake don't come out of that room ever! Well okay just to hold the babies and eat but then run back in there and get to crafting. These are gorgeous. Smiles..>Renee

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Fantastic, love this elephant! Great choice he/she is so happy!!! xox Corrine

Sandy said...

You need to get these to some buyers!!!!! My gosh you are talented! What do you do withall of these? Do you sell them? ANd if you so sell them, where????
I wish I had1/10 of the talent you haIve girlfriend! I just adore your creations!!!!! Sandy

NanE said...

Happy New Year Viv!!!! Holy Cow, that little elephant and friend is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time! Love it! xxoo, Nan

Suz said...

Oh, Viv. That is so darn cute. I can't believe you have already been creating!!!

We are off to Mayo shortly but I wanted to thank you for all of the support you have given me this year. It has been quite a year and it has been so helpful.

Very gratefully and with a big hug,

Mecky said...

That is just so adorable!! You are so creative. I could of never had anything like that pop in my head!!

Happy New Year!

Elizabeth said...

At first I thought, How creative is she to use an old stuffed animal that way" then after reading further , it seems that you just whipped up that little pachyderm from scratch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!! I LOve these two!! You are unbelievable!!!

How New YEar you creative goddess you!!

Merci-Notes said...

This is FABULOUS VIV!!!! You whipped up the pattern too!!!! I am glad you went with the elephant ~ Not to mention the bird and also the entire design of course. Love it!!!!
About the pizza, After such a creative time, I would have forgotten all about the pizza being out unless I went into the kitchen! Now you can have pizza tonight!
Hope your day went well today.


Linda Ruthie said...

You create the most amazing vintage looking cuties ever! I'm glad you got a whole day to play and see this through to the end.

Leslie said...

I can't take my eyes off of those photos. How adorable! What a great start to the new year!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

HOW ADORABLE!!!!! love your newest creation!!!! (not as cute as the little baby below : ) but darn close : ) HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours and hope it is a magical one! hugs...

Cheryl said...

Happy New Year Vivian! Oh my goodness your newest little baby doll is ADORABLE! Your off to a blessed new year aren't ya!!! *woot-woot*

Your elephant is fabulous!! Super cute!!

Cheryl said...

I'll join in on the Valentine fun :-) thanks Vivian!

Sugar Pink Boutique said...

It's adorable Vivian!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments! I'm your newest follower I just LOVE your blog! Happy New Year and God bless, Jennifer xo

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

So happy to meet you. I am looking forward to being your newest follower and to getting to know you.
Like my friend Tracy said in her comment you are very talented.
Love what you have made and your site too

Lynn said...

You are such a talent lady!! Looking forward to the swap!

Fran said...

WOW! Wonderful, FANTASTIC elephant. I love it. You need to come to my house and play in my studio.
Luv & Hugs