|The original green elephant
I've been loving Knit Picks' line of cotton yarn, called Dishie to make the elephant dolls. The yarn is durable and softens out with a little love to the most wonderful texture. It's perfect for kids who want to tote their new best pal everywhere!
The eyes on my new dolls are also pretty special -- they are the original, hand-painted designs of a lovely and talented lady named Clara. Clara has plenty of "grab and go" eyes available in her Etsy shop, or you can check out some of her original designs in her Facebook gallery (Matilda is sporting a pair of Clara's kawaii eyes -- they're absolutely perfect for her... don't you think?)
Of course, you're going to want the pattern links to get started. As always, you can pick up the pattern a little cheaper on Ravelry ($3.00 USD) if you're willing to go the self-service route. Or, if you would like to have the pattern hand-delivered to your email box, visit my Etsy shop. And if you prefer to avoid creating user accounts for either of the sites, here is the "Buy Now" button:
Last but not least, I'd like to thank everyone for their understanding and kind words over the past few months. We are not "out of the woods" yet with my daughter and still continue to learn about her special needs. But we are making progress. So, from the bottom of my heart -- thank you!