Then I read this post from my friend Jessica's blog. She expressed frustration re: crap toys from China or those contaminated with lead, etc. And BOOM the motivation hit me and I had to make a little teddy for her daughter Frannie right. that. minute. That's how motivation often hits me. (It also helped to know that her sister was sending her a care package in a couple days so I could sneak it in.)
And that's what I did. It's a cute little bear. It only took an hour to make and I did most of it on the couch watching TV. I think it would make a nice gift topper on the present for a baby shower of something. I'll be keeping it in mind.
By the way - those of you who know my friend Staci - on December 13th, she had a lovely baby boy, Phineas Noah (to be called Finn). I don't have the stats on me right now, but I believe she said he was 7lbs, 8 oz and that kid came 2 weeks early. He wanted to be home for Christmas. Mother and Baby are doing just fine. Congrats Staci!!!