Back to some sewing finally -
made these triangle toys this week:
Clockwise from top left:
Yes- that is a fly on the frog's tongue.
I was so tickled by the concept of pyramid creatures.
These originated here and spawned quite a few creative
variations. I like these because, in addition to being fast to
put together, they have that open-endedness that allows
for dozens of interpretations. If I ever realize my dream of
teaching people to sew (someday!), this might be one of
their projects - design your own triangle toy, execute,
name, and hand it in for a "grade".
Speaking of triangle toys, guess who came to visit today?
A real visit, I mean - not the virtual-blog-kind.
And her wonderful girls!
Kate, having gotten crabby, was taking a nap when
this picture was taken. I am simultaneously bemused and
grateful that we met in Blogland and found our way into
the Real World. Our girls are similar enough in age that
today's playdate turned out rather fabulous. What a treat
for Emily, Jenna and Kate to have new friends and playmates
over. And what a treat for me to make a friend-and-
kindred-spirit out of a blog-commentee!
Life never ceases to surprise me.
The triangle toys went home with Karin today. Well, three
of the four did, anyway. Bandit was a bit too successful in
his game of hide-and-seek with the girls and is still at
large in our house. He'll make his way to Karin's
by post when it at last occurs to him the game is over.