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What I Was Doing While Anna Turned Purple

Maude closeup

I like to call her Maude. The pattern is "Pink Elephant" from Toys to Sew by Claire Garland. She turned out OK but I was not pleased with the pattern at all. The instructions were vague. A couple of pattern pieces were labeled something different than they were in the instructions. And some of the pieces just did not seem to fit. I had to downsize the belly twice to get it to fit right.

Overall, that's been my experience with the book (OK, I've only made one other thing from it which is a Super Secret Christmas Present). The toys are way cute but the patterns are not really the best.


Now, Maude has a special purpose in life. Maude is a reward. A prize. I'm curious about just how many people I told about this blog are actually reading it. So, the first person to comment on this post gets Maude in all her glory. Wouldn't your life (or the life of someone you know) be complete with a big blue elephant? Feel free to leave a comment even if you are not the first. I might just be tempted to dig up some more prizes.


Anonymous said…
Was Anna trying to become the same color as Maude? Maybe she thought if she was purple. . . she wanted to match daddy's racoon. Oh well, who knows? Thank goodness it was washable ink. My kids liked permanent color. Guess who?
Trina said…
No idea. You'll have to let me know if you want to become the proud owner of a certain blue elephant!
Tan said…
So I guess I don't get Maude, because I am number two, but I am watching ;)

tanasay AT comcast DOT net
Gwendolyn said…
Guess the only person who knows about "daddy's raccoon" that has kids who may have liked permanent marker.
Trina said…
Well, I knew it either had to be a relative of Brendan's. Mom or Dad? Maybe even Grandma?
Sherri said…
Give Maude to Anna if she wants her. If not, how about giving her to Chloe? Or see if you can sell her and consider it a Christmas present to you from me. Love Mom.
Trina said…
As per the winner's wishes, Maude is now at her new home with Anna's cousin Chloe. Get reading and keep posting, though. There may be other fabulous prizes in the future.

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