A couple of weeks ago, I was browsing through the crafty section of the bookstore after picking up a new Dr. Seuss book for Measure (he has quite the library) and came across this little gem: Cute Dolls by Aranzi Aronzo. The book is filled with patterns for cute little stuffed animals, and I couldn't resist -- they all look like they'll be pretty simple, quick sewing projects. I set the book aside until I could plan a trip to the fabric shop (because although I have a small fabric stash, nothing was just right for any of these projects. You know how it is.)
Apparently, crafty minds think alike, because the other day, Measure and I came home to find a package addressed to him waiting on our front porch. What was inside? An adorable monkey, made by our good friend Ingrid from a Cute Dolls pattern! Measure loves his new friend Mr. Munky, so we're working on a cute softie from the book to send to Ingrid's daughter. I won't say which one -- I don't want to ruin the surprise!