Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Peeko & Aardy

I've had my eye on this particular brand of stuffed animals since before Sawyer was born. They're from Jellycat and you can find them online here or in less traditional toy stores. I just think they're so stinkin' cool.

This is Peeko. He got his name from hiding behind things and saying "peek-oh!" when he would show his face and surprise this cute little boy he was playing peek-a-boo with. It's my guess that Peeko is the kind of elephant who's a little timid, but can muster up courage when it's needed and can have a good time with his buddies once he knows there aren't any mice around or anything else that would frighten him.

Meet Aardy. He's an aardvark if you couldn't tell and to me he seems like the wiser of this pair. A little older, maybe a little more experience under his belt. I'd imagine he's got good ideas and often finds himself patiently convincing Peeko to just relax.

Oh these two...I can tell they're going to be kindred spirits. Don't they just look like good pals? I'll stop with what's now seeming to be the ramblings of a madwoman about plush toy personality traits and go talk to some real people. Some adults.

14 comments:

Amy and Andrew said...

Very cute (and I love their names)!

Michelle said...

You just made me want to go out shopping for stuffed animals. Not that we don't have more than enough around here already!

Dave B. said...

I like that last picture of them staring from the window out in to the distance dreaming of what they will do next. Are they "together?"

Sarah said...

No, just best friends!

Catherine said...

They are super cute and stylish soft toys and can definitely see their appeal. Being a Mother does funny things to your brain somtimes! :)

Valerie (Phyllis's daughter) said...

Hi Sarah! Not a comment about the stuffed animals (although, cute!), but I didn't see a "contact you" button on your site and wanted to reach you...First, I see Block Party is available for preorder on Amazon - how exciting! You'll sign my copy, right?! Second, what is the white fabric you used for your Christmas quilt?? I'm looking for a basic/plain white for a quilt project...I could bring up a thousand other (quilt related) things, but won't clog up your comment section with this stuff! Hope you are well!

Sarah said...

Hey Valerie, thanks! Yeah, it is available for pre-order. I need to start quilting more often to deserve being in it!

The white fabric I used was just solid white from Benartex. Depends on the store, but I bet a local quilt shop would have it. You could also use Kona Solid White which you can always find at JoAnn Fabrics.

Barbara said...

Go bears! We have the little aardvark for Ivy and purchased it at Nordstrom. We have so many stuffed animals but I couldn't resist him either. Too cute! Hope all is well Sarah!

Valerie said...

Thanks for the info, Sarah. I am just now sloooowly getting back into it - so hard with little ones! I haven't done anything since the twins were born (they'll be 3 this summer!). I feel like I have a lot to catch up on. The fabric available now about sends me over the edge - so pretty! Your little guy is adorable, I meant to say earlier...and congrats on getting through the first year - what a fun age!

Erin said...

Love it! I've seen the "croc" at a local toy store and I LOVE them! The corduroy is a fabulous idea for stuffed animals. :)

Madame Samm said...

And I love these a lot...reminds me of plushies we called them in France when I went to school...absolutely terrific...color, design and construction

Andie said...

So cute! Love the colors and the texture of the fabric! I want. Thinking of you today - just checkin' in.

Nancy said...

I love Peedo & Ardy, do I see a future as a children's author??? In addition to your quilting skills of course! I just found your blog from Sew We Quilt. I had to comment on your Halloween costume post. My children are intheir 20's now, but I made all their costumes when they were little (out of necessity to start), but it became a challenge and a family affair. I taught them to make their costumes as they got older. There was the year they and a group of neighborhood friends went as m&m's. (Cardboard rounds, front and back hand painted in the front yard, tied at the shoulders & sides) And one year my older daughter shopped goodwill for a boyos' outfit and a girls outfit, cut them down the middle and sewed them together-she went as twins. There was a year as a unicorn too, with the white sweatpants and hoodie, a cardboard and glitter horn and a mop tail. So many possibilities! And for someone as creative as you are, it's a breeze!

Ann-Marie said...

I bought an orange aardvark for our little one-to-come . . . love him!