these two here are Em’s baby elephants, Little Lady (left) and Little Frankie (right). Little Lady is a new addition to the elephant family, a valentine’s day present. i just saw her in the store and couldn’t resist her…she’s super soft and only 8″ long – a tiny little thing. i knew she’d be well taken care of by my little gal.
in her elephant family, these are the ones that need the most taking care of – they cry, they take bottles, they need lots of naps. Em cradles them, brings them everywhere, feeds them, loves them, tucks them into bed with her every night. i was feeling almost neglectful for not offering to make them some diapers to wear until now. Em jumped at the suggestion, of course!
i used this pattern for the larger diaper, which i’ve made a couple times before but don’t think i’ve ever blogged about…it doesn’t get much simpler. the only variation is i do just one continuous strip of the soft side of velcro across the front. the fabric here is daiwabo elephants and the lining is scrap of towel from this project – Em picked them out from my stash. for Little Lady’s diaper, i just drew a smaller sized diaper template with the same shape as the original.
i had to add a spot for their tails to come through! a buttonhole was just the trick.
the baby elephants are changed and ready for bed.
sleep tight, baby elephants!
24 thoughts on “diapers for elephants”
So sweet. What a lovely mummy you are! 🙂
Soooo cute!! I love it and foresee some tiny diaper making in my future too.
These are the cutest! She sounds like a sweet little mommy. p.s….LOVED your whole cloth quilt- the scallop-quilting totally makes it!
Thank you, ma’am! 🙂
O. M. G. the TAIL HOLES!!!! 🙂 Heeeeee
I know, right??? They crack me up. Em views them very matter-of-factly, like of COURSE they have tail holes! 😉
LOVE IT! We have a little stuffed hippo over here that could use a diaper! Thanks for sharing.
yeah, those tail holes totally take these to the next level!! the buttonholes are brilliant! adorable fabric, too. those elephants are set!
really cute! i love the buttonholes for the tails, nice touch 🙂
Ohmygosh!!! Sooooo super cute!!! lol!!
elephants in diapers are pretty funny.
her elephants look well loved, especially now with their customized elephants diapers 🙂
So sweet. My youngest would love that. She’s constantly trying to put our only left over real nappy onto her baby doll – far too big, of course.
My son has about ten elephants. I think they all need diapers!
they DO! haha.
This is absolutely precious!
oh my holy adorableness!! so cute 🙂
omg so cute!! all of it – the diapers, the elephants, the girl. all adorable. my 19 month old loves elephants. She calls them “eeeeeee!” because of Dr. Seuss’ ABC’s where you say “ear egg elephant, E E E” haha.
oh that’s super cute. i know that book, Em loves that page – “Hey, that’s my favorite animal!” she says.
ah! i love them. and the buttonhole!! so perfect. problem solved. 🙂
In my future life, I want to come back as one of Em’s animals. They are loved, fed, and clothed in the cutest diapers that I ever did see!
So true. She is a wonderful elephant-mama. 😉
Where did you buy the bigger elephant? My daughter loves elephants!