Elephant Giveaway!

The giveaway is now closed, and the winner is number 125: Nancysue (check your inbox, you should have a message from me!), who said "Hands down, my favorite toy was a close and play record player. Since it only played when you closed it, I was so mad I couldn’t see how it worked. I ended up taking 3 of then apart before my parents said, No more! Wish I had even one of those now! Ellie the elephant is beyond cute!!". Thank you so much to everyone who entered - I loved hearing about everyone's favorite toys! Just a reminder, if you didn't win and would like an elephant of your own, you can find the pattern here, or there is a listing in my Etsy shop. Have a great weekend! It's that time again - Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day! I had such a good time with the last one that I decided to participate again this time. So, without further ado, meet Mr Elephant!

Gray knit stuffed elephant with brown glass eyes, sitting in a bush

Gray knit stuffed elephant with brown glass eyes, sitting on porch steps

He's knit in a soft gray yarn, from this pattern at Knitty (I've made it several times and have been happy with how it turned out each time). His eyes are safety eyes, so he's okay to give to a baby who's still chewing everything :).

Gray knit stuffed elephant with brown glass eyes, sitting in on porch steps

He's totally machine washable too, although I'd keep him out of the dryer to prevent a stuffing tragedy!

Gray knit stuffed elephant with brown glass eyes

So, if you'd like to win this little guy, here are the rules: leave me a comment telling me about your favorite childhood toy (doesn't have to be a stuffed animal, it could be anything!). As always, following the blog isn't mandatory, but is appreciated :). The giveaway will be open for a week, until May 16 at 5 PM PST, and will be shipped by May 20. I'll choose the winner from a random number generator, just like last time, and the giveaway is open to international readers as well. Thanks for stopping by and good luck (and be sure to visit all the other blogs that are giving away awesome stuff here)!

Gray knit stuffed elephant with brown glass eyes, sitting in a bench