Friday, December 12, 2008

Sonny

Today was the first day of snow here, which is good timing for Sonny's debut:


I made this portable sun for Julia, who designed two of the books I had the honour of illustrating: "Who Discovered America?" and "Robots". Over the summer, I shared with her my hesitation about joining the world of crochet...

Along with an invitation to make her something, Julia told me that her teenage daughter--and her male & female classmates--were already using crochet and knitting for self expression. Her pep talk gave me the boost I needed to continue learning yarn-craft.

So here's to sunshine in the face of snow, and to encouragement in the face of doubt!

2 comments:

  1. Love Sonny! You have some mad crochet skills!

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  2. Thank you, Myra! I've been admiring your My Little Mochi blog for months, with the Pocket Advent Calendar being a recent fave!

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