Thursday, June 26, 2008

Meet Alphonse and Sally the elephant

Meet Alphonse. He keeps your head warm on long winter days and loves cute kittens. Back story: My sis and I saw this hat (the original Alphonse hat) while shopping, she really wanted it but I said that I could make it. So here is the finished product. It is made from gray fleece and the face is made of felt. I think he turned out way better than the store product.

I was surprised by how simple it was to make. I didn't really have a pattern for it just a basic shape. I sewed the basic shape first and then pined and sewed it to fit the shape of my sister's head. The face I sewed on with my machine. For the ribbon in the back I cut a slit and sewed the ribbon in. I was so happy that my sis liked it. Before I began the project my sis said "are you sure you can make don't sew very well." I guess I proved her wrong. In all it took about a half hour to 45 minutes to complete.

I would also like to introduce Sally. She like to hold pictures, business cards, post-it-notes, or what ever is laying around. I found the elephant at my local craft store in the wood section and glued clothespins to the back to hold the cards and also for support. She now sets on my desk at work and holds my business cards. I've been looking for a unique card holder there are so may cool ones out there. When I saw the wood animals and shape at Hobby Lobby I knew they would make cute card holders. I was super tempted to buy a bunch of them but I knew I only had use for one. darn.

I'll leave you with some action shots of Alphonse.
Oh by the way Alphonse is a character from the anime Fullmetal Alchmist.

Peeping Al ;0)

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