April 19th, 2008

Elphanso it is! thanks to the woman behind the bird bath for the great name.  He’s up in my shop and entered in the 2nd annual softies awards too.  Wish me luck!  And because I can’t muster up the energy to get off the couch I will play along with a little meme that I have been tagged for by fiona of fede (blog and shop). She makes some pretty fantastic soft hammer rattles, that you should go see.  Okay here goes:

4 jobs:

bed and breakfast manager (mostly cleaning toliets and ironing! sheets)

4 favorite movies:

fight club
grizzly man (and everything by werner herzog)
pirates of the caribbean

4 places I’ve been:

the corn palace

4 places I’ve lived:

athens and
rome, briefly
bodega bay, ca
a little cabin with no running water and no electricity

4 favorite tv shows:

law & order in all their many incarnations
lost, when it’s on
the office
30 Rock

4 favorite radio programs:

this american life (who doesn’t like this?)
all college radio programs and their awesome college hosts
a prairie home companion, because if you were born in MN you must listen to this
marketplace on npr

4 favorite foods:

chicken livers
french macarons
nueske’s bacon

4 places I’d rather be:

in my sewing room
in a bar with all my old friends

I’m supposed to tag 4 people, so I’ll tag the first four people with blogs that commented on my last post (suckers!).





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14 Responses to elphanso

  1. Tamie Snow says:

    That mustache KILLS me. Brilliant!

  2. sarah says:

    I’m pretty sure that everything ever should have a mustache option. Thank you for enlightening me to this wonder!

  3. Allison says:

    Hey, I have a set of those books too! I got them for about $10 the lot at an unassuming local sewing shop. Haven’t made anything from they yet.

  4. abbyjane says:

    He’s terrific! So circus-like, and Babar-like, too. Hooray for elephants!

  5. rebecca says:

    Elphanso is wonderful – love the tache!

    Thank you so much much for the kind words you left on my blog, so pleased you liked the cushion!

  6. Bird Bath says:

    He turned out really well – I hope he gets lucky at the Softies, he deserves it. Glad you liked my name suggestion.(I think I have finally worked out how to leave comments here….I was a bit confused about it a few posts back :P )

  7. That is just about the CUTEST elephant in the whole world! Congrats! :)

  8. Jodie says:

    I think he is startlingly handsome , with that masculine stripey moustache. Glad you entered the softies awards – I’ll be voting!

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  10. Whoa, Meg, he’s ADORABLE. I think I might have to pop over to your shop and see if I can afford him! : )

    How could he NOT win a softies award? Good luck!

  11. Ellen says:

    Love his moustache or are they horns?

  12. kimberlee says:

    you were born in MN?!!! where?

  13. traci says:

    oh me oh my, this is one handsome elephant. it’s not often i find myself jealous of a softies pants, but these are great! and the moustache really makes it.

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