Have you guys heard of El Skippito (aka Skippyjon Jones) yet?
If not, you've got to check out his books - even more fun to read than Dr. Seuss! The reading level is for ages 4-8... a bit older than what I should be reading to Syd, but I can' t resist putting on my best Spanish accent and entering the fun little world of this adorable Siamese kitty (who thinks he is a chihuahua). My sister-in-law, Sue, first introduced me to Skippyjon Jones with this book:
After finding a cute little plush version of Skippyjon the other weekend in a local bookstore, I couldn't help but order a couple more of his books from Amazon.com last week.
And....as I can't resist the tempting "free shipping" with orders over $25, I added a couple of fun craft books to the order.
Simple Gifts to Stitch: 30 Elegant and Easy Projects
The Cute Book
The books all arrived today and I have only had a chance to flip through The Cute Book - it's filled with simple patterns to make cute little stuffed critters with felt and embroidery thread. No machine stitching - that means that these are the perfect sofa projects! I'll definitely post pics of my creations - just need to find my stash of felt....
Oh! Before I forget, Stacy sent me the coolest bag pattern today (from BURDA of course!). I love it!! (I just clicked on her blog and it looks like she bought the SIMPLE GIFTS book too!)
Burda's Free Carpet Bag pattern
Have a great 4th everyone!