Jon and I have been trying to have ‘Sewing Sundays’ where we sew a complete project. Last week we made these cute little toys. I made the elephant from the book ‘Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts’ by Joelle Hoverson. (Note to those who want to make it – the instructions are written a bit poorly and in some cases wrong. I finally just looked at all the pieces from the template and was able to figure out how to put them together. I read some online reviews and other people had the same problem and contacted the author to get better instructions.) Jon made these great fabric blocks with rattles inside – he took an empty film canister, put some dried beans in it, placed it inside the block and stuffed the rest with batting.