Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bear Brothers

The Bunny Sisters from my previous posts now have dates to the prom. These Bear Brothers are the last thing I am sewing for the Bloomington Handmade Market. I used different, furrier fur for them.

The last thing I have to do is write their background stories and draw their profile pictures for their tags. It's nice, creative work. It's especially good for me now since Walter is really into those "naming" books. Most of my day is spent saying the same variety of nouns over and over, so it feels good to form sentences and use verbs and adjectives. I even make notes in a notebook, so it feels like very important work.

I had to take a break from the news this week. When you are a stay at home parent, it is really easy to fill the background with all sorts of newsy podcasts---it has become too much though. I can still care without having all the details aired in my home while I stack blocks with my son. Silence and the Talking Heads have been in the background now and things have been much better. I am grateful for my simple life of Walter-rearing and toy making. It didn't always used to be so simple. Sometimes, I think anxiety from tougher times can creep into your life even when there's no need for it to be there, so it's good to look around every now and then and let it melt away.

Anywho, there still are various degrees of simple and I am really looking forward to April when I don't have to make patterns or work towards a handmade market and I can just finish up requests and try new things. I bought this book the other day about making softies that can fit in the palm of your hand. I am excited to learn from it. What I really want to learn is how to make a super-roly-round softie. I want to make a very tubby fellow. I'll keep you posted.


finder said...

great job;D very nice txt

Katie said...

i love your toys!
watching the news or even hearing it day after day can be draining. I know it's good to know what is happening in the world, but at the same time it's frustrating and depressing most of the time. I love your choice of music as the alternative :)