Earth Day Winner #4: I Heart Giraffes


Here’s a little to know about Leah:

Favorite Color: This is a hard one. I love Deep Burgundy red, and rich deep purple and Rich Royal blue, and and and the list goes on, but I think those are the top though.

Interests: Well obviously crafting, and quilting. I also love photography, reading, biking, ultimate Frisbee,  being a mom and wife, nature and once again the list goes on.

Something that makes me me: I’d have to say Giraffes. I LOVE them and collect anything to do with them. I know it’s a little strange, but nobody that knows me can see anything giraffe without thinking of me. [and she’s never won anything before!!]

Giraffe Tissue Holder

I first thought the giraffe motif was particularly awesome when I went window shopping at Jonathan Adler in San Francisco and my friend showed me the most adorable giraffe lamp. So, when Leah emailed me about her affinity for the lurpy-legged creature, I knew I had to incorporate it somehow.

I’m not sure why I thought of doing a  travel tissue case, maybe because I saw it recently on Martha, but maybe in the back of my mind I thought, “Leah likes her kid, who might get a runny nose from time to time.” So there you go. I made the case.


On the back side of the case, I stitched a little giraffe for her. I really like how this turned out, and I just enough vinyl to make another one. For me!

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    1. Leah says:

      Okay, so I can’t tell you how excited I am about this! My kid gets a runny nose ALOT! And of course can go wrong with giraffe’s. THANK YOU SO MUCH! It’s so cute.

    2. Leah says:

      ps. It’s supposed to say “can’t go wrong with giraffe’s”. Guess I was too excited to pay close attention to spelling.

    3. kami says:

      this is so cute! all of the things you make are so beautiful!

    4. Nicia says:

      Melissa, you are SO talented! Will you make me one?! :)

    5. tiddly says:

      that lamp! i’m still dreaming of that lamp!

    6. made sweet says:


      you’re amazing.

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