27.10.09

Cashmere Elephant

This past weekend I was invited to a baby shower for an old family friend.  The cute mom and dad have decided to wait until the baby is born to find out the gender.  I love that!  I don't know if I could wait that long, the suspense would kill me, but I love it when people do.  It's got to be the ultimate surprise in the delivery room. 


Anyway, I had an old cashmere sweater that someone (whose name starts with a "P" and ends with "atrick") had put through the laundry, more importantly, the dryer, (allegedly) and shrunk the poor thing.  You would think my sweet husband would learn after he put my leather & wool jacket through the dryer a few years ago.  Love him.  

So what was once this sweater....

became this elephant....

He was so much cuter in real-life.  And so cuddly, too.  The brown was corduroy and you can't see it, but the back of the ears was a texture different from the rest.  The mom was so excited because she said it matched the nursery perfect.

Also, that picture of Patrick and I was taken at a rooftop restaurant in NYC where he took me to dinner for our 4th wedding anniversary.  It was a lovely surprise.

4 comments:

Alana said...

holy freaking talented! that elephant is the cutest dang thing! and i can tell from the photo how snuggly he must be!

Fashionably Kate said...

You're kidding right? You freaking made that? I'm going to add this as one more reason to be JEALOUS of you..

Great job Carly! ;)

The Morrisons... said...

k...next baby I want ONE! Super cute and everyone LOVED it. Everyone thought it was pottery barn. You did such an amazing job.

You guys were so dang cute and so nice to come!

Jocelyn said...

This elephant one up's your coolness factor! Not that you weren't cool to begin with...but Damn this elephant is so great! And even better that you made it out of a sweater! Someday when I actually have time, I'm making you give me lessons in all things crafty! Thanks! :)