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For a "Rocking Cow" and hand olds for the little ones, I would suggest that instead of trying to use the ears, make the "cow" a Longhorn without the sharply pointed "horns." I haven't tried doing anything like this, but am saving it for inspiration. You did a fantastic joj, both in design and in application, not to mention finishing!
Please do place your pattern online. I can think that even if an elephant design wasn't built, your design schematics would be adaptable for other rocking toys.
I have an EPILOG 40W Helix, and I am not yet proficient enough to do what you've done, and DANG! does it look good. My question is about cutting the felt for the liner. Could you have done this with you EPI, and if so, how?