1.01.2009

Birthday Week Day Five

First of all, congratulations to Jessica and Vickie, who won yesterday's giveaway! Email me with your top choice and your address!

Today's giveaway.......has a bit of a backstory...but first the essentials! This is a coin purse in the shape of an elephant (hopefully that's obvious...). It is about 4 inches high and 5 inches wide. To win, leave me a comment! The backstory....As a teacher, I have learned a bit about various learning styles and have discovered that I am primarily a tactile learner - meaning that I learn best by touch. This is why I touch things in stores. I can identify fabric by touch better than by sight, and I touch even things in grocery stores, which is why my friends hate shopping with me sometimes. After dinner I shred my napkin if I am sitting around talking, and I regularly tear labels off of bottles...again, usually while talking. That being said, I doodle a LOT, especially during church. I have a very hard time sitting and listening without my hands being active and if that is the case, it is almost a certainty that I am NOT LISTENING. So in church on Sunday, an idea that had been vaguely floating around made it onto the back of the bulletin and this elephant is what came out. It is not exactly what I want, but it is still cute. I will confess that I made the trunk too long and it took me three hours to turn the trunk right side out (it's only half an inch wide). Hope you like it!!

17 comments:

Antoinette said...

Ooooh, ooooh, ooooh! Cuuuuuuute! Yes, please! :) Love that it's lined!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

That's just too stinkin' cute.

jewelstreet said...

Seriously, if I could win one thing ever on your blog, it would be this. I'm such a collector of elephants. I LOVE this! I'm going to be wishing all day to win this.

I love that backstory. It's really nice to know more about you. I'm someone who learns best by reading. I can read anything and know how to do it. My daughter is a watcher. She can watch you do anything once and be able to do it. I find it so interesting to know how people learn.

Off to cross my fingers and toes! :)

Just say Julie said...

I wondered what you were doing with an elephant the other day...now I know. Super Cute C!

SuZ said...

How cute is he!!! I got my purse yesterday and LOVE it! I've chucked all my other purses in favor of this one! Thank you!!!

Heather said...

Wow...what a cute coin purse. I currently don't have one and would love a little jewel like this one.

Cassie said...

Congratulations Jessica and Vickie! This is such a cute little coin purse! It looks like it would be difficult to make!

Finding Normal said...

I love that elephant! I'm a visual learner. I seriously cannot learn something without SEEING it.

greedygrace said...

Caaaaauuuuuuute! This would be such a sweet gift for a little girl!

shopannies said...

this is too cute and have a sil who loves elephants so if i win i will share with her
shopannies@yahoo.com

CGDK said...

that is such a cute & clever purse. the trunk may have been tricky but it looks just right!
have to say I'm a bit of a touchy girl too but I do try to stop myself in the food sections!

Vickie said...

Thank you so much! Those magnets are so cool.

Jessica congrats to you as well:)

That elephant purse is so cute! My daughter would be so jealous. She is the animal lover in our family. That includes...rats!

Jennifer said...

That is so darn cute!

Stesha said...

That is so unique,wish I had one.

Sarah said...

That's really cute!

Bethany Haile Photography said...

Adorable! Seriously, how do you figure out the steps to go from a drawing on paper to something tangible and AWESOME?! You amaze me!

Colleen said...

I thought that status was a little strange...now I know. She is so cute! I do love elephants. ;)

Now that I think about it, you rarely had a label on your water and if you did, it was peeled off by the end of lunch. CRAZY!