Wednesday, September 17, 2008

gerard the giraffe

in the last few weeks i made my first stuffed animal ever: a ragamuffin giraffe named gerard made from vintage cotton fabric and yarn. my friendis having a baby boy in november, so i wanted to make something in blue, but a little more fun than your average teddy bear. i began by googling giraffe images, and from that formed a rough sketch, then jumped right into haphazardly cutting the fabric. i wanted the outcome to be a little imperfect, which lucky for me his neck naturally turns to the side. this was the most fun i've had working on a project in a while!
giraffes are funny-looking animals, in my opinion, rivaling ostriches ...
gerard in his early stages. without his ears he looked like a pony...
waiting for baby...

3 comments:

kate said...

sarah!!! how cute!! i need to get preggers so you can make me one. like that awesome shirt you made for me and should SELL!!! put that on here and etsy!!

Tianna said...

I love Gerard and I know Julian is going to! I can't wait to give it to him and take a picture.

Hijiri said...

sooooooo cute!!!!!!! (you can see me saying that!)