Thursday, March 13, 2008


I keep seeing these cute "softy" books - books for a craft called nuigurumi, which is like amigurumi in that you are making dolls, but it's a sewing version, as opposed to crochet. They look super easy, so I decided to try one. It's a somewhat sloppy version of one I saw on the Aranzi Aronzo web site, but maybe they're supposed to be sloppy, er, homemade-looking. Here's my first attempt, having drawn everything freehand and guessed at the sizes. It took about an hour from start to finish. Oh, and I painted the dress, too, if you can't tell: Speaking of crafting, here's a picture of Xavier with his new Muno: Yesterday, we had a terrific day for the park and kite flying. Bun brought a soccer ball and Daddy brought a Buzz Lightyear (inflatable!) kite: And finally, and I personally think we should call the Guinness World Record folks, something amazing happened at playgroup yesterday. SEVEN, yes SEVEN 2- and 3-year-olds played in total silence together. You can hear the one-year-olds in the next room... The room, yes Nancy, gets cleaned up before we leave. This is why playgroup is for the MOMS: