Elephants I hear you ask? I love them, always have, my heart beats twice as fast when I see them, they are such beautiful and graceful animals to me.
For my birthday a few years ago Tel surprised me by adopting an elephant I actually cried, I loved it :) A perfect gift for me :)
I've being meaning to for some time now choose a charity for a year long donation through the sales of certain handcrafted items of mine.
This month I've being working on something small and quick but pretty so I can start my charity on a roll :)I'm making mini wool felt elephants with pretty hand embroidery designs and stuffed to the brim with toy filling :) They will be available in many different colours and during the year some larger ones will make an appearance including fabric ones too :)
At the end of 2010 I will make the donation of monies collected from sales, 20% of each elephant sale goes straight to the charity.
I will be keeping a banner in my side bar and I will update often to show progress of sales
The charity I hear you ask is this one The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, you may better know it as the tv documentary Elephant Diaries,
It would be a dream come true to stay in such a place for awhile and volunteer to help with those beautiful orphans, a real dream.
After contacting them they kindly sent me these beautiful pictures to share and print off, I adore them (tears of joy when I saw them)Sigh....
So watch this space by the end of the month my Quirky Boots Shop will be 'stuffed' with elephants for sale for a worthy cause