Tuesday, July 31, 2007

little froggies


Here's what I've been making lately. Little frogs, lots of little frogs. I made a larger frog and filled it with rice. DH wants two bigger frogs to use as pillows on the sofa, that would be pretty cool. I don't know what we're going to do with all these froggies, but they sure are fun to make.

The story about the frogs goes way back... I was a little kid, probably four years old, I guess. We went to a craft fair, and a woman there had a barrel full of stuffed frogs. I just had to have one. This one time, begging acutally worked, and I chose a red and blue frog because it reminded me of Superman! Not long after, while riding in the car on the highway, I lost SuperFrog. He had been flying out the car window, like Superman, and for some reason, I thought if I let go he would continue to fly beside the car. He didn't. (Do any of you even remember when backseat car windows would actually roll all the way down?)

Many many years later, I saw some similar frogs out of leather that my friend Claudia had made. It turns out that she also grew up in Virginia, and had also gotten one of those stuffed frogs from a barrel at a craft show as a kid! Been wanting to make some for myself (uh, for my kids?) and just now finally getting around to doing it! :D

1 comment:

elizabeth said...

Cute! I love them!