the newest plushie animal in my shop! cassandra is a really adorable elephant and i've been enjoying her company in my studio over the last few days :o) she has soulful, kind eyes and stands on her own, using her trunk for balance as well. it was fun for me to sew up a new type of soft sculpture animal - adding more complicated sewing to my animal characters gives me all sorts of ideas...i see several future plush projects, including my little girl characters from my paintings. stay tuned for those! & check out my new pics at flickr - lots of our ongoing kitchen project and more photos from the garden.