What I think is amazing is that with all the thousands (or millions) of superb handcrafted items out there, Eli has made an impression on so many people. And I agree. I love Eli, too. In fact, you may remember that last summer I interviewed Eli's creator, Joanna Goldman, about how she promotes herself. If you're a Joanna Goldman fan and you missed the interview, here's a link: Promotion Tips from Joanna Goldman
Meanwhile, if you check out Joanna's Artfire shop, SkribblyKids, you'll see that Eli's been busy lately. He's not just a cute elephant on a tote bag, but he's a chef and he had a big Hannukah celebration last December.