Hello everyone! This is Amy, the other half of Crabtree Studio (Jessica's already introduced herself and started posting).
Before Jessica and I started our craft business, I was making bags, purses, and totes:
But when Jessica and I started crafting together, it wasn't long before I got the plushie bug too. Alpacas first, then penguins, elephants, and so much more... it was contagious! I couldn't stop. Of all the animals I make, however, the elephants are my favorite:
They are fully jointed (neck, arms, and legs) and made of faux suede, with acrylic safety eyes and alpaca yarn tails. Big ones. Little ones. Mamas, papas, babies, and grandpa elephants. At first, they simply had jaunty little scarves, or maybe a blanket for the little ones. But it wasn't long before I was knitting sweaters for them, and then sewing up dresses and coats:
They are so much fun; I just love my pachyderms! They've really started taking on a life of their own.