|[Photo by Jody Richards.] How stinking cute is this baby elephant!?|
Becky from Belle + Bee is also joining Aria's team and is designing and making a mini elephant quilt. I can't wait to see what she whips up; she has brilliant sewing skills and makes the cutest kids' clothing. This weekend I am going to cut out some pattern pieces out of fleece. I bought a sweet elephant pattern from Bingle Bears. The pattern uses traditional teddy bear making methods, but I'm going to try it first with fleece and button joints. I'll let you know how that goes. Hopefully it won't be a major craft fail.
In the meantime, I'll leave you with this great kids' book called Endangered Elephants by Bobbie Kalman. I got this for Aria for Christmas and we finally got around to reading it a few days ago. The book provides a great overview about African and Asian elephants, outlines what dangers they face, and then ends with uplifting examples of conservation efforts. Aria and I both enjoyed the book. Definitely a keeper!
See you next Friday with some more Elephant Saver Fundraiser updates.