Normally I like doing quick and easy projects, but Jake challenged me recently to make a full-sized puppet pattern. We've built Muppet-style puppets before, with foam and fleece, but I've never tried to crochet a puppet. The easy shapes we used when we were gluing and sewing have turned out to to be not as easy to replicate in crochet. This is my 2nd attempt, which I'm pretty pleased with, but it still needs some refining. I figure that I'll have something really amazing somewhere around attempt number 7 or so...
Mims was such a good model for this, since she also worked as a puppeteer for me. If you had been there, you would have heard the puppet saying:
"Hello Mommy, I'm sitting in a tree! I've never been up here before. My friend is here too. Do we look pretty for the picture?" Ahahaha. My kid is so awesome and weird.
Okay, so I just can't seem to let the recycling thing go. This is a project that I wanted to do when I did that recycling week last month, but I just couldn't figure out how to make it work. It's a new spin on the classic beer can hat, but done with recycled chip bags. Jake was kind enough to model it for me. We both agree that if we saw someone wearing it at a party we would have to become instantly best friends with them. It's an attention grabber!
While we were at the park anyway, we had to play around a little! Mims lifted some trees off the hiking path to clear the way for us... One handed!
(Okay, so the tree was growing that way, but we couldn't resist the picture!)
Mims got a chance to use her scooter on big hills and curving pathways. She didn't even crash once (which is a big deal for her)!
Best part of all, our