elephant skirt for em

So Kristin’s daughter Em, and Sadie, have become pen pals over the past few months, and they are the CUTEST. They color each other elaborate pictures, cover their envelopes with stickers, and they would “text” each other for hours if we let them (emoticons, mostly. those are some straaange convos….lol), they love to skype and facetime in order to show each other their favorite toys, etc…two little peas in a pod. So when Sadie heard that Em’s birthday was coming up, she begged me to help her make something for her. Twist my arm, right?

Em loves elephants, so Sadie directed me to carve a stamp (after she approved the design of course) and then she helped with the actual stamping! She loved that. “Mom-this one goes here. NO over a little bit. Yess. *claps hands* Em will love this Mom!” Cutest thing ever. She picked out the fabric colors, too…I suggested adding the raspberry color to the bottom for some contrast. She was down with that, thank goodness. Word on the street is she loved it! Happy (late) birthday Em!


  1. okay, i saw this skirt in real life, and it’s just adorable! and soooo perfect for Em. you and your amazing stamp carving!! you’re so good!!

  2. Love it!

  3. Oh my gosh. I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to help me MAKE. The skirt is beautiful. What a special gift!

  4. awe! how totally sweet. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. This is absolutely adorable. I love the pattern and the shape.

  6. You carved that elephant stamp!! Wowzers! It looks amazing!

  7. Not only is this skirt simply adorable (and good call on the deeper color contrast band – love it!), but the story behind is so precious! I’m sure Kristin’s daughter just loves it – and loves the giver as well:)

  8. Em loooooves this skirt. It’s getting so much wear – it fits great, it’s perfect for her, and she was soooo excited that Sadie helped make it! Thank you thank you thank you! Really special. Em and I will definitely need to return the favor come August. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. How cute, those little girls. And the skirt turned out really lovely! So nice Sadie was so involved.

  10. Cute skirt and stampings, Jess!

  11. Oh, this is darling! Love the colors, LOVE the elephant stamp. Aren’t little pen-pals the sweetest? =)

  12. You made this fabric with a stamp?! Nice work! I was going to ask if it was Japanese fabric because it reminds me a lot for a fabric I’ve been swooning over downtown Yokosuka, Japan.

  13. Adorable!!!

  14. Holy Amaze-Face!
    That little elephant is adorable!
    Did you free-hand that elephant or use clip art or something else???

  15. You hand-carved that elephant perfectly! It’s so darling ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. That is adorable! What type of fabric ink did you use? I sew but this falls into the crafty category. I’m not that crafty…

  17. oh those elephants are so precious

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