Four days with the husband home, that's how you get stuff done. Hope everyone had a fun 4th! Ours was pretty good. I'm almost over the stinging disappointment of Oak Park's ridiculously bad parade. I've acclimated to the no more floats thing but no bands?! no shriners? no classic cars? no twirlers? Even the cool librarian book cart drill team were absent. sigh. But marching band withdrawal aside, we did manage to have a productive weekend and that always makes me happy. While Tim and Oscar whipped this place into shape I spent most of the time in the craft room working on some new designs.
These new bears are for a friend of ours who is expecting twin nieces or nephews this Fall.
I'm really happy with how they turned out. It was so much fun to work on teddy bears. They're good and squishy with floppy hands and feet and in a nice gender neutral palette I think. They're a little big. I always think these toys are going to turn out smaller and then when they're done I realize oops, that's bigger than the baby it's for. My first attempt was more right on size-wise but I didn't like the shape. Guess it just sort of expanded when I reworked it. Oh well, a toy you can grow with right?
since I had Oscar's swaddling blanket out for a prop I thought I'd try my hand at twin swaddling...
I was spurred on by this bear design to try out a new girl doll design. I'm still working on her hair and outfit but maybe tomorrow I'll have her done. What's funny about her is how I try all these new things and then in the end she came out looking very much like other dolls I've made. She's a close sister to Dagmar. Guess she's just the doll I want to make. Well enough with tomorrow's post today.
The new flickr group link is up on the sidebar. refresh.. cute! refresh.. CUTE! And hey, got some happy news from the printer that the new put-together books have shipped! If you're on the reprint list you'll be hearing from me soon.