She has an affinity for elephants (a tasteful affinity, of course), so I wanted to do something along those lines. Mostly because I've only lived with her for a few months, and I haven't got her totally figured out yet. Elephants come up enough in our random conversations that I decided it was appropriate to follow that theme.
If I'd had more time (maybe next year) I might knit her an elephant, or a hat with an elephant. But, being short on time I needed to come up with something else. Cue my bin of craftiness.
The first thing I pulled out: a packet of miscellaneous oragami paper. Bingo. Oragami elephants it was!
|time to fold the paper|
|how to make an elephant|
Four elephants (and a bit of trunk-wrestling) later:
and I was nearly there.
I had a frame in the box of crafting fun that had a mat with ever-so-slight depth to it, which was perfect for the three-dimensional elephants. I used a couple of pieces of the same pattern paper in a different color as a background, taped the little guys down, reassembled the frame and the masterpiece was complete.
|a herd of elephants. |
what a happy littlefamily!
I think I've found my new last-minute go-to gift.
When I haven't been crafty, or teachery, or parenty, Zoe and I have found time to do some hiking. I have to say, the colors are really lookin' pretty good right now.
|this doesn't even do the colors justice|
|zoe loves the trails at mt. ellen|