Wednesday, October 20, 2010

the elephant in the room ...


... no ... not that one ....

this one ... you know ... the one made of paper ...


truth is ... i had no idea what to write about this week ... and Mona Lisa has been begging me lately for an elephant ... she says she misses the jungle ... which as you all know isn't quite true ... cuz she has never been to the jungle

"But i have", she exclaims, "in my mind i have ridden many a gentle elephant into the deep ... and out in the plains, through highlands and lowlands and into the sea  ... even  through gossamere cities in the clouds above us" ...  so who am I to deny her the simple wish of an elephant ... and besides that i still can't think of an E topic for this week, so i will let the little monkey speak for me ...


and oh yes, she is still in her tutu ... quite the little princess at times!


This post has been brought to you by the letter E and the fabulous Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday meme ... check it out, there are bound to be many many many charming posts!

oh, and if you want your own paper elephant, just print off the pattern here ... courtesy of the Curiosity Group.

37 comments:

Brenda said...

Cute post and I may just have to check out the free print out because I may have grandchildren visiting this next weekend. Thanks for the heads up.

Mary said...

How adorable is that elephant! I'm glad you fulfilled Mona Lisa's wishes :-)

Jackie said...

Hi . It was a pleasure to visit your blog today . The Elephant is a perfect edition to alphabe thursday .

La said...

Fun post! My 20-yr. old son loves both sock monkeys and Elephants. La

myorii said...

ooo, cute elephant! Thanks for linking to the free print out! I'm going to download it now and make one myself :)

BEAR's Mom said...

what Mona Lisa wants...
Mona Lisa gets...

cute post...love the elephant!!!

razzamadazzle said...

That is so cute! I"m glad you included the link to the pattern.

Teresa

razzamadazzle said...

That is so cute! I"m glad you included the link to the pattern.

Teresa

lissa said...

how cute, I like that it is a blue elephant

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Mona Lisa....what a hoot or should I say toot! Loved the blue elephant and the pattern...thanks for the link!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the elephant. It is so good of you make it for Mona Lisa. I bet when she looks at it she remembers her ride on one.

Cheryl said...

My sister loves all things elephant. If thing requires glue, you know what my first project is gonna be, right? I can't wait to see what the princess wears for Halloween! (A costume that begins with a G would make next week so much easier for you.)

Judie said...

I love your elephant in the room! I have a friend who can do what you do. I can't, but that is o.k., because others can, and that is what is important!!

Judie said...

I love your elephant in the room! I have a friend who can do what you do. I can't, but that is o.k., because others can, and that is what is important!!

Stef said...

WOw! That is impressive! Seriously! My son is getting into all that paper art and I am so clueless! Maybe I should try this and then I wall earn back my awesomenss!

Christy said...

That Mona Lisa is certainly a princess! Cute post!

Amanda said...

I love your elephant, and I agree that Mona Lisa needed an elephant!

Sandy said...

So loved the blue elephant...
Nice post
following from Alphabet Thursday...
Sandy

RedTedArt said...

Oooh, what a pretty blue elephant (I have an elephant for Alphabet Thursday this week too), but I think yours is nicer!!!

Maggy
PS I have a Kids Get Crafty link up here, if you fancy adding it:
http://www.redtedart.com/2010/10/20/kids-get-crafty-chalk-ghosts-satsuma-lanterns/

laterg8r said...

love that paper elephant,you are such a good monkey mama :D

marisworld said...

What a beautiful Elephant. Adorable creatures and I htink my favourite of all time has to be the Elephant in the stage production of Lion King. He takes your breath away

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Sweet little paper ELEPHANT! Love this!
Happy E Day!
Coralie

Izzy said...

OMG! this is too cute! love the post and thanks for sharing the elephant link.... I must make one of these.

EG Wow said...

This looks like so much fun! Elephant is perfect for E!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

It makes me happy to see that Mona got her elephant...

Cute!

Write Chick said...

The paper elephant is amazing. I've tried to make things out of paper before, and my fingers just don't work. I always rip it. Yours, however, is amazing.
Hope Mona enjoys her elephant ride. :-)

Sue said...

What a cool elephant. And I LOVE the color!

=)

Red Couch Recipes said...

Your little elephant is so cute -- and your sock monkey too. Joni

Jenny said...

Oh...I am smiling here.

She is elegant and serene upon her giant stead.

Our youngest Grand is into elephants right now (they are learning the letter "E" at school) so I am going to print this out and make it with her tomorrow.

Thanks for this totally sweet link to Alphabe-Thursday.

You really made me grin!

A+

Annesphamily said...

Mona Lisa makes me smile! I always enjoy these terrific posts! Thank you for sharing today. Anne

Viki said...

Sweet looking elephant. Great E post.

Francisca said...

Your teal elephant was certainly the most adorable Alphabe-Thursday E! What fun!

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Awwww......I love the teal elephant. What Mona Lisa wants....she should get. You rock!

H said...

Awww! What a gorgeous elephant. Great post!

Kathy said...

LOL You nut! Love your post for the letter E! No doubt Mona Lisa is loving her new friend too!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Thanks -- I have to print out this elephant! My grandson is so in love with elephants these days :)

Melinda Cornish said...

jo, you and I are easily entertained...that is all I am going to say....haha!