Elsie the Giraffe (floor cushion)

So after seeing pictures of the floor cushions that I made for my partner’s classroom, one of his co-workers requested a giraffe for her classroom, since she teaches Giraffe class.  After some thought and a lot of brainstorming and drawing, this is what I came up with.

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And while the final product didn’t look much like my drawing, I’d say it’s still pretty darn cute.

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This is Elsie.  She’s about a meter and half long by about a meter tall, and the only way I could get her to sit like that was to sit her up on a towel.  In fact, I had originally propped her up on the bed in my sewing room and my partner walked in and all he could do was laugh, she was so cute just looking at him.

All her spots are sewn on, and her eyes are embroidered.  Here’s a close up of her pretty face.

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Oh and here’s another shot with our puppy Bodhi as a size reference.  He’s about average Lhasa Apso or Shih Tzu size.

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It was actually rather interesting, that he would lay down with her.  Yes we had given him a treat, but that was to stay away from her, lol.  When I first brought the Blue Whale out, from the last post, he was barking at it and trying to play, so I didn’t want the same thing to happen this time. But he just laid down beside her to chew on his treat.  I guess he’s gotten used to having oversized inanimate objects in the living room.

Anyway, Elsie and her friend the Turtle went to their new home today, and my partner’s colleague has promised more pictures of them.  I can’t wait to see.

It was hard giving her up, but she’s going to be so loved in her new home.  Happy Trails Elsie!

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