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Simplicity 1238

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Simplicity 1238
Meet Ellie, the star of this month’s blog post for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network.

She has this rather splendid suitcase home complete with a whole wardrobe full of clothes.

Simplicity 1238
To see lots more photos of how it all came together, click on the link: – Ellie The Elephant And Her Suitcase Home

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19 thoughts on “Simplicity 1238

  1. O.K. – you have an elephant in your suitcase. Talk about one-upmanship! πŸ˜‰
    I see you used two 55cm zips – good idea. I wanted to use a double slider one but those I could find in anything other than black or white were in the U.S. and shipping was hideously expensive so I just used a long single slider one which isn’t ideal.

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    • Hee hee, I forgot to tell you that bit, but can you imagine the surprise on Christmas Day when the little girl opens it to find an elephant inside? Wish I could be there to see her face. I don’t think it would work as well for little fingers without two zips. The design really is well thought out so very young children can play with it easily. I’m sure they’d rather open it to find a puppy inside though:)

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  2. Lovely present for a little girl πŸ˜€πŸ¦‹πŸ’

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  3. Lovely, maybe I should make an Ellie to go with the Nelly quilt!!

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  4. That is quite delightful Sheila! I love the details on the little outfits and also how simple they are to make. I studied it all just dying to have a reason to make that up…. but no little children in my life sadly. And I don’t think Siddy would treat the elephant or her suitcase home with the respect she deserves. πŸ˜€ I think it took me back in time to when I was about 10 years old and made my first stuffed toy – an elephant with a wonky trunk. I adored my heffalump for many years and passed it on to my own children who eventually wore it out.

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    • Ah, how perfect that your heffalump was literally loved to bits! I think you’re right about Soddy if our dogs are anything to go by – the stuffing would be gone in no time! I consider myself lucky to have an excuse to indulge myself in making such things.

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  5. Lovely present for lucky little girl and beautifully made.

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  6. It must be suitcase week! seem to remember spotting Ellie before. I do love her, but a suitcase full of clothes too! In my next life I’m coming back as your niece πŸ˜‰

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  7. She is super cute. Now you really and say “Ellie packed her truck” not off to the circus but definitely a nice Christmas adventure. πŸ™‚ Well done, someone is going to be very very happy.

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  8. You’ve inspired me! Making one for my granddaughter for her Christmas birthday!

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  9. Outstandingly cute! No one could resist πŸ˜ƒ

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