I love the name Ellie and as I was thinking about what to make as a baby gift, I wanted to give her something that was unique but not necessarily an essential. I think Sarah has all the essentials but a simple toy can come in handy any time.
I found this amazing tutorial on Birch Fabrics and designer Christina McKinney did a fabulous job with her instructions on how to make an elephant plushie. I made one for Ellie and Jack. Jack loves his and I hope Ellie will enjoy hers one day!
I used SU Comfort Cafe fabric for Ellie's elephant and I love how the colors go so well together. If you look closely, you can see her name embroidered on the ear flap. I used Essentials Designer Fabric for Jack's elephant and his name is embroidered on the inside of the flap. I was going to switch it to be visible on the outside but I like how
Ellie, I can't wait to meet you!