My nephew loves animals. His special favorite animal is the meerkat, but he also likes elephants. I thought an embroidered elephant would be cuter than an embroidered meerkat, so I searched around for a suitable elephant to embroider. Flickr to the rescue! (here and here)
My nephew told me his favorite colors are blue and green. The fabrics aren't exactly elephanty, but color-wise they fit the bill.