I did a little custom work for a friend (though still for money) and this is the result. It's for his favorite bar, which is having a one-year anniversary. I don't think there's any restaurant/bar I love so much that I'd spend $35-$40 dollars on it (where I didn't get any food back). But c'est la vie!
My brain has gone quite lopsided, as I've been trying to create a pattern from the first edition cover of Little House on the Prairie. That's a commission as well, and they are getting quite the deal as I may go a bit mad finishing it.
Re: Flo the Elephant - I finished knitting all the bits, but now I have to block the pieces, which I hate doing. I hate it partially because it's just tedious and boring, but mostly because I don't really have the proper supplies for it. Definitely need to find a cork bulletin board to use rather than the old bit of foam core I've made do with. The pins don't always like to stick on the foam core, which is rather a problem.