Seriously, how cool is the word “faux-taxidermy”? I just love how something that I personally find so creepy can be turned into something, well, awesome!
Over this last week I’ve been busy working on the coolest faux-taxidermy project – Rhinka the Rhino by Pepika Designs and it has been seriously so much fun to watch it come together.
I was chuckling as I mounted him on the wall, thinking that any little kid will find this to be the most funky decoration ever!
I’ve boxed this one up and he’s ready to charge off (see what I did there) to his new home in Amsterdam.
If you want to make one for yourself, you absolutely can. Just head over to the Pepika website and you can pick up any of her fabulous designs in her store.
Meanwhile, this isn’t the first Pepika design I’ve made. Remember Johnny the Monkey from this time last year?
When a friend asked if I would make her something for a baby boy, all I could think of was this beautiful Elephant Snuggle by local Amsterdam designer Dendennis, so even though the request came through at about 9pm and I was planning on an early night, I couldn’t wait to get started.
In real life the elephant is even better looking than in the photos!
Best news of all, the pattern is absolutely free!
I used Drops Paris for this project, which you can order via Wool Warehouse,* Deramores* and Caro’s Atelier*.
If you’d like me to make you one of these, feel free to shoot me an email from my contact page, and don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Instagram too!
Posted in Drops, Pattern, Projects
Tagged amigurumi, baby, craft, crochet, dendennis, DIY, elephant, family, hand crafted, kids, love, MissNeriss, snuggle