My keepsake elephants have moveable arms and legs, and a curved trunk. Their big ears are perfect for the embroidery of your child or loved one’s name and any dates you would like added. Embroidery is included in the price of all of my keepsakes.
Your elephant will be 35cm tall when seated to the top of the ears, 28cm wide from side to side, and 21cm from front to back. When standing he or she will be 47cm tall.
The panels that make up the arms, legs and body are nice and wide to show off plenty of details from your clothing. Elephants are a lovely keepsake with their association with remembering and never forgetting.
To make you a keepsake elephant from baby clothes I will need 8-10 babygros or an equivalent amount of clothing. I can work with any clothes from hats to cardis to dresses to socks and trousers. I say babygros as a guide to the quantity of fabric I need in order to make your keepsake. When you send me your clothes let me know if any particular item is really important to you and I will endeavour to place it in a position where as much of it as possible is on show.
Embroidery of your baby’s name and date of birth is included in the price of your keepsake.
For a keepsake made from the clothes of a friend or relative who has passed away one medium sized shirt gives me enough fabric. If you would like to use more items you can – it is all about which items hold the most importan memories for you.
How do I order?
Click here to go to my keepsakes shop. You will find my prices and contact details there.
Keepsake elephants are created using the clothes that you send to me. They have button jointed moveable limbs and black plastic safety eyes. They are filled with polyester toy stuffing. Keepsakes are not toys as they cannot be CE tested and often have large areas of handstitching.
These photos are of an elephant made for a little boy called Celt. You can see the embroidery on the ears
This next photo shows you the back view of Celt’s elephant. Where you can see the buttons on the tops of the arms and legs these are to make the limbs move. You can also see how I have placed the baby clothes on the keepsake.
Here you can see how I have used a super cute detail from the clothing on the back of the head. I always showcase as many details as I can – because they look amazing, and because they trigger happy memories for my clients.
These next photos are of my demo elephant. I think seeing the shape of the keepsake elephant without the distraction of seeing someone else’s clothing can help you visualise what your own keepsake may look like.
The photo below shows the elephant standing up…
And sitting jauntily on a filing box – you could pose your keepsake similarly on a shelf or a box…