circus elephant pillow

After all those photo posts at last a little sewing again! This little pillow was inspired by Sara Gruen’s great book ‘Water for Elephants’. The idea just popped into my head one day and I already had the little elephant stamp which I had carved out of lino. The scraps are mostly a selection of Anna Maria Horner’s Good Folks line (my love for that collection will never die!) and are handstitched on a piece of white fabric with red embroidery floss.
The gold fabric is a satin-woven Ikea cotton, which I love to use for almost anything, because it’s so silky and I’m in love with that precise colour so much 🙂

The combination of gold and bright reds and purples feels totally ‘circussy’ to me!

It’s up now in the shop and I will probably make another one or two when I find the time. If they don’t sell I’ll just keep them all for myself 🙂
I’m also working on another Sunny Circles Pillow, which will also go to the shop in a couple of days (I know that one is a favourite among my friends so I thought I’d give heads up here…talk about lame excuses for shameless self-promoting!)
Wishing you all a day full of colour and sunshine 🙂


7 thoughts on “circus elephant pillow

  1. bambooska

    Good job. I really wish I could sew! Loved the little Dumbo there, he’s a cutie. What’s your favorite animal? I’m particularly fond of the white tiger. Any chance of a pillow featuring it happening? Good work! 🙂


    1. tidytipsy

      Thanks 🙂 My favourite animals in ‘real life’ are dogs and cats and horses…oh and I have a thing for dwarf hamsters! I used to have those before we got our two cats.
      But I just love elephants in print…don’t know why but I just squee everytime I see elephant fabric or drawings.
      Uh, white tiger sounds awesome but pretty hard to draw…I’ll have to think about that for a while and see if I can come up with something 😉


  2. rosamaria

    I LOVE that pillow! those AMH fabrics are so beautiful and your mixed them so great with the other prints! the little elephant and the stitches are a delicate details! weel done!


    1. tidytipsy

      Thank you! I couldn’t do without Anna Maria’s gorgeous fabrics anymore 🙂 I always admire the beautiful things you make with them aswell!


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