Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Elephants on (Nudey) Parade



When I woke in the wee small hours to watch that footy final yesterday, highly secretive crafting for the pending birthdays of smalls was also on the cards. Possibly more on the cards. This morning I awoke to the bellowing of the middle kid: ‘SIX SLEEPS!’ Then the yell of the small: ‘EIGHTY SLEEPS!’ (seven, actually – but who am I to refuse the extension of a deadline?). Then the eldest, whispering, a millimetre from my face: ‘How many sleeps ’til December?’

Three elephants have been hanging around my place in various states of unstuffed detachment since craft camp. One footy match later, here are Parsley, Beet and...um...Lebanese Cucumber(?) in all their limb-attached elephantness...

(HOORAY!)



Next on the agenda: tackling issues of modesty...



You can buy your own Parsley and Beet (and...um...Lebanese Cucumber?) pattern over at the home of the Softie Goddess.

34 comments:

Copper Patch said...

Craft porn...?

One Flew Over said...

Parsley, Beet and Celery x

3 sleeps ;)

Thea said...

It's a little disheartening when elephants are in better shape than I am. x

Kate said...

Divine! They are just the best kiddie prezzies ever.

m.e (Cathie) said...

hahaaa, they are so very cool...and modist too!

Little Ted Canvas said...

Sure is the season for birthdays...your elephants are gorgeous, I love their pink cheeks! (on their faces...)

flowerpress said...

rocket?

Michelle said...

I was going to say Carrot, but I think I like Rocket better.

My smallest is getting very strident in her demands for an elfump. I had better not show her your photos or I will never hear the end of it. Lovely work.

CurlyPops said...

Hooray for Nudeyphants!

Andi said...

Lebanese cucumber?

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

Very clever! Had to have a chuckle at the blushing cheeks.

teddybearswednesday said...

Gorgeous!! Lebenese Cucumber I have to say is my favourite xo

M* (Melanie) said...

Aww I love elephants so much. They bring a tear to my eye. You are so amazingly neat and clever. An all round talented girl.

In regards to culinary names...my cats are named Wasabi and Harissa. We also adopted a psychotic stray burmese for a short period of time whom we christened Yum Cha. Unfortunately we had to find her a new home as she was making pork dumplings out of our poor other cats.

Fer said...

he he he... Surely you'd have some vine leaves handy?

MonetPaisley said...

Awwwww.....I think I'm in love

A Peppermint Penguin said...

11 sleeps.

Well now, parsley is a herb and beet is a root vegetable, so what category remains... beans and peas.

They've bean a long time coming, now peas give them some clothes???

You have two birthdays one day apart? Yikes!

Cheers,
AJ

peppermintpatcher said...

Those poor blushing elephants are hoping for some pants...

Cass said...

Tania they look great and I am sure the kids will love them

june at noon said...

They're fantastic! Nudey elefumps and other such creatures are quite the norm around our house. Seems the poor critters can't keep their clothes on. So tell your bubs no need to blush. They're in good company. ;)

Megan said...

Parsley, Beet and Pumpkin. They will need suitably coloured outfits to match their names of course. Love those blushing cheeks!

Did you quickly calculate through your morning fuzz the amount of sleeps til December or sneakily set it for some holiday homework for your eldest?

quirkygranolagirl said...

those elephants are very cute, and counting the number of sleeps even cuter.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

You have to call the third one Kick , of course . It's really a boy's name in Holland ! And given the elephants' football connection , only fitting .

Karin van D. said...

Haha, they are adorable, especially with those blushing cheeks. It's so hot here right now that the little ones are running around nude as much as they can, so I am starting to get used to seeing bare buttocks all the time. I understand why they do that, in this heat. The only thing I am slightly worried about now and then is how I ever get to convince them that they should get dressed in some occasions. I did mention it a couple of times, but they seemed to think it was big nonsense that grown ups think it's appropriate to get dressed now and then. Especially when it's this hot. They have a point, don't they? Ah well, I get there when I get there ;-)

Tammy James said...

Ahhh yes one oh the ( uhhh hum ) joys of mother hood - the shouting and whispering wake up calls. Your parsleys and beet or beets and parsley ?? lol Look great!

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

Oh, number 1 will have to wait soooo long for hers!

Stomper Girl said...

The three heffalumps are gorgeous.

Also: *snort* lebanese cucumber.

My youngest announced joyfully today that there were only 80 more sleeps till his birthday. Woohoo!

Kylie said...

They are wonderful!! Bet they go down a treat :) Kx

jorth said...

Fig leaves? Or would the elephants eat those?

Four sleeps for me! Wheeeeeee!

Mare said...

Hi Tania,
Thanks so much for coming to visit me at my blog. I LOVE your elephants! And i love your blog! I'm adding you to my favorites...oh and i hope you warm up. We just put up a new air conditioner. It's terribly hot here....take care...mare

Loz and Dinny said...

Wow - clearly I took my family birthday planning advice from you ... the elephants are just too divine in their risque nudie glory (or nooty nooty ... as we say around these parts - about those parts).

crzylady said...

maybe just aprons or ties :) because I think they like the cool air (and OMG my captcha is "pimptor")

Tas said...

Oh, now I am blushing! And I am not a girl who is inclined to blush lol.

Lillabilly said...

Marrow!! Also, rotfl @ Thea!

Terresa said...

Lovely these little nudists! The whole bunch!!