Thursday, April 30, 2009

No One on the Planet Can Drag Out a Project Longer than Me.

I was surfing my favorite blogs a few months ago when I came across this, and I thought to myself, Man...I want those for my kid, too! (Alright, while searching for that link, I realized it was more like six months ago. I am a champion procrastinator.) I decided I could totally make those, and then I realized I didn't own a sewing machine. But maybe I could could sew them by hand? Turns out I can't hand sew a straight line. BUT! My aunt is a professional, and she agreed to make these for him for Christmas. Except I never sent her the material in time. So then they were going to be for Easter! Except I never sent her the material in time for that either. It was looking like perhaps he'd graduate high school before I took myself off the fabric store and picked out the flannel. I finally sent her my choice of fabrics and today the mail man dropped of a box filled with fun! It's his entire name, filled with dried corn kernels, and he LOVES them!
Thanks a million, Aunt Mary!



Anonymous said...

We make a great team - you choose the material, I do the sewing and Lucas gets to enjoy! They made the trip just fine and I eagerly await playing with them too, this summer. Next? numbers?

Anna said...

Thank you thank you thank you! They are perfect!!

Alisa said...

I wanted to tell you about this new book just out I paper back by Tom Sturges, who really feels strongly that all parents, single, alternative, gay, nuclear, share a lot of the same issues. When Tom was 3, he lost his father, the legendary music producer Preston Sturges. Tom has imagined what the perfect dad would be, what he would say and how, and now he’s written about it. He has come up with some wonderful and common sense ways to deal with every day parenting problems. It’s: PARKING LOT RULES, and 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children. I’d love to send you an excerpt and have you blog about what you think… just let me know

Kind Regards,


Anonymous said...

Hey, wow!

Those look great!

Anna said...

serahrose: Thanks for the inspiration! :)