I used to collect elephants. I still sort of do, except that the large majority of my elephants (approx 100 of them) have gone missing. Not good. They’ve just vanished off the face of the earth. I have lost two full boxes of them including ones bought by family, ex-boyfriends made of crystal, resin, glass, wood, stone. I have less than 20 left. I’m trying to avoid thinking of the cost of them all – close on $2000. I’ve also lost the Bunnykins plates and mugs we used as kids – as close to family heirlooms as we have had. Not good!!! There’s not a single place left to look for the elephants and only one possible place left to look for the Bunnykins stuff. This is really my year for losing stuff – cats, elephants, heirlooms. Ack.

On more cheerful stuff I am back on the happy pills and finally have my need to stitch back. I found this image from a book Hope thrifted and I just had to embroider the elephant. Starting my collection again, on the cheap anyway. And they came out super cute!!

Boy and Girl Heffalumps



Filed under embroidery

11 responses to “Elephantitis

  1. my3boysandi

    Im so sori about your collection
    I kinda collect cats and Id be very upset if they vanished

    pleased your on the happy pills if they help
    wouldnt be without mine
    im on aropax except they arent called that anymore

    love your heffalumps

  2. Oh no! I’m sorry about your missing collections…what a bummer!

    But, your new elephants are darling!

  3. Your elephants are beautifully done! So cute.

  4. I love those elephants! Is that fabulous jungle animal print behind them fabric?

  5. Oh those are adorable!

    (Still no word on the cat front? I am thinking good thoughts for your kitty out there…)

  6. Sorry to hear about your lost elephants.

  7. Love the elephants! They are gorgeous!!

    Here’s hoping the box will turn up one day… I mean seriously, how can a whole box of elephants just vanish!?

    And good luck for the interview/s for childcares stuff πŸ™‚

  8. Oooh. Those elephants ARE supercute! Man, I hate that a whole entire box of elephants has gone and disappeared on you! Maybe they’ll turn up when you least expect it! πŸ™‚

  9. oh they ‘re so cute !!!!!!!!!!
    incredible : I used to collect elephants, too ( in my early 20ies) but I gave up when I was diagnosed to dust and had to switch to a “less is more” style !

  10. allergic to dust — oops !

  11. OH SO SWEET! Love the elephants! Just want to give them a big old squeeze!

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