I am so beyond excited to announce the opening of my online shop, carrying my handmade collection of Indian wedding elephants: the *hathi collection. Hathi is the Hindi word for elephant and an appropriate name for this collection, since I was inspired by the mystical being that is the Indian wedding elephant. Elaborately decorated with stunning fabrics and jewels, the wedding elephant is used to transport the bride or groom to their wedding party. Imagine a street filled with wedding guests, dressed in their colorful sari's, hands painted in henna, waving and cheering as a bejeweled beast brings the bride to her groom. This is the spirit that is captured in this intricate collection of stuffed elephants.Because each item is handmade, which is a time consuming endeavor, the shop will be updated once a month with anywhere from 5-10 softies. For information on the next shop update, check in here at Lavender and Limes where I will be keeping readers updated on the next collection launch. Each piece is a one-time creation, so once it is sold, it is gone for good!I am open to special orders if you have a specific color scheme in mind...shoot me an email if you are interested! Thank you again for all of your support and encouragement! I hope you like what you see!