Sweet gifts for Alice

I’m just stopping in briefly today to say: I am loving the handmade gifts I’ve received for little Alice!

My sister made a quilt, a dress and matching bonnet, and decorated some tiny jeans and a onesie with buttons and ribbon. My cousin Emily sent two beautiful, whimsical framed decoupages in purple and white. My friend Eve sent burpcloths that she sewed with her own two hands, Heather made a baby sling for me, andย Cassia gave us a little spoon with “Alice” engraved on the handle. (There may even be more than I’m just forgetting at the moment.)

So today, I’m sharing one such treasure.

My college friend Julia sent a lovely package our way . . .

. . . and inside the beautiful red wrapping paper was . . .

. . . an elephant!

I’ve never seen a cuter elephant.

The time and thought that went into this: wow.

I’d give this adorable creature a name, like maybe Ernest the Elephant, but I think that prerogative is going to fall to Alice.

Julia even included extra yarn and stuffing in case repairs ever need to be made.

If she had an Etsy shop I would send you her way to purchase her amazing wares, but as of now she makes things for people she knows out of the love in her heart.

You rock, Julia! (And can I just say again how happy I am that you ended up with Dave? Sweet perfection.)

21 thoughts on “Sweet gifts for Alice

  1. Phyllis Slavens

    I remember our youngest daughter received a stuffed bunny as a baby gift. It sat in her crib for a year, more as a decoration, & then it became her best friend. She named him/her “Hop-Hop” & is with her still @ the age of 23 – a true lifelong friend ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef

      awww! my mom (who is a self-proclaimed non sewer/crafter/DIYer… but a fabulous cook) sewed me a small stuffed bunny before i was born. his name is bunny, and i am proud to say that at the age of 27 he’s still with me! i’m married and he hangs out in my nightstand drawer, safe from our cats. i call him my oldest friend. so glad there are others like me! ๐Ÿ™‚

      that elephant is precious too. you have great friends jenna!

  2. Julia

    I’m SO glad you like it, Jenna! I had a blast! I am so flattered that you shared it with others ๐Ÿ™‚

    Dave and I remember fondly all our times in the HRC! It was a magical place, where many lovely relationships were born!

    Lots of love!!

    1. Jenna Post author

      A magical place indeed. As soon as I unpack my scrapbooks I need to revisit that time . . .

  3. Jana

    The elephant is adorable. You should encourage your friend to sell on etsy! Or she could sell the patterb if she didn’t want to make then, ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Jana

    If she didn’t wanr to make “them” is what I was trying to say, haha. Seriously though, this is a very precious and thoughtful gift.

  5. Veronica

    Homemade gifts are extra special and that elephant is too precious for words. You truly are blessed with wonderful, thoughtful friends!

  6. Layla

    I’m curious to where Julia got the stationary and little card (with her name and email) from? I’d love to order something like that to include with my handmade cards!!
    And…that is SUCH a beautiful elephant

  7. Julia

    Hey Layla – I went to tinyprints.com … I found a card and pattern I liked and altered the texts ๐Ÿ™‚ Easy, but still relatively personal!

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