This little cutie has been in my head for a little while now (I have SO MUCH gorgeous fabric)…..but there’s no better reason to make you actually sit down and do it – than the arrival of a new little person in the family. My nephew came into the world recently and in no time, I was booked on a train to go meet him – which meant I needed to finish some handmade goodies I had filed away. And this was one of them.
I like to call him a Taggy Giraffe.
Made from gorgeous soft cotton fabric – his pattern was hand drawn by me. I thought my labels would make the perfect tail – an extra taggy. I collected lots of different coloured/textured ribbon for down his neck – which not only makes him extra sweet, but extra interesting for little ones too!
I really like how his back leg ended up a little thicker than the front (completely unplanned) and that I deliberately placed two little ribbons on the top of his head – to reference his ears….or perhaps horns.
No other detail was added, to make him extra safe and soft for my newborn nephew to play with – and most likely eat – immediately. I did think about embroidering some eyes – but loved the fabric so much, I thought it just as nice to leave plain.
I hope to be able to share a photo of my little nephew enjoying his new Taggy Giraffe’s company – but need the ok from my sister first. I guess I should go ask her.
Hope you like him! I plan to have a few more available soon – and will definitely let you know when they’re available online in my Etsy Shop. But do let me know in the meantime if I can make one for the special little person in your life.