Next I was inspired by the stunning creations at gourmet amigurumi and decided to make this little elephant for my granddad. He collects them and I know he’ll love this one – i just hope he doesn’t stumble across this blog before I have a chance to give it to him! I started with the body and legs all in one piece then made the head and redid the trunk a few times until I figured out how to get it to turn up nicely. Initially I make the tusks from white yarn but they looked too bulky and so I made them from white embroidery thread instead. I made discs for the ears and sewed fabric on the inside then I sewed the head to the body with the ears between, made a stripy rug and added sequins.