The pocket for Day 18 of my elder daughter's Advent Calendar contained a fabric animal. Although the pocket picture was a polar bear in a Christmas outfit, I wrote on the note inside the wrapping "Why have a polar bear when you can have an elephant", a comment which made her laugh.
|Day 18 pocket|
The little elephant was made with two different small print shweshwe fabrics, its ears were sewn right side out with an overlock stitch edging, which gives it a rustic appearance. Its tail is gold thread - a nod to Christmas.
|Shweshwe elephant Christmas decoration|
|Shweshwe elephant close up|
|Shweshwe elephant with a sparse gold thread tail|
She was highly amused by his tail and loved his curled trunk.