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Well it's been a rather rough couple of weeks... you know that cold bug that's going around... it got me...good! In the middle of all of this misery that seemed to go on forever, the only bright spot was deciding to go with hubby on our planned trip to Seattle in spite of feeling so rotten.
It was worth it... as it usually is... I love Seattle!! A couple of side trips down to the Pike Street Market and Pirosky, Pirosky for some Russian braid and smoked salmon turnovers while we were there definitely improved my waistline if not my health...but oh my was it tasty. It was a nice little getaway and the weather was fantastic... for Seattle!
Now to today's blog entry...
A number of years ago, I had a real yen to make a "little corner buddy" but never did get around to it. What's a little corner buddy? Well it's a little guy or girl "doll"
that is dressed in three year old clothes and stands in the corner
with its face to the wall looking cute!
I decided to make it a reality over the Christmas break... Yes, yes, I know I must be entering my second childhood... wanting to play with minis and dolls... but oh my it is so much fun!! Hubby just shakes his head when I come up with these crazy ideas, smiles and says "oh go for it sweetie"
I decided we would opt for a "boy"... hubby just sat there with a crooked smile on his face and chuckled audibly!! He didn't realize at the time that WE were going to go clothes and shoe shopping for this little tyke.
Well it didn't take long before Buddy was put together... I had had the pattern for so long it was yellow with age. The pattern cut out, the sewing machine humming, the stuffing firmly in place and the last stitch sewn, he wobbled into the guest room and over to the window... bare butt and all! Yes, this little guy definitely needed some clothes!!
Off to the mall we went. Now at first, hubby wasn't going to come to the kid section with me (the computer section is more to his liking) but then decided he'd go along for the chuckle. Well guess who got right into it?
"Hey look at this shirt... would that fit?" asked the man of the house.
"Is it size 3?" I inquired.
"Yep, and it would look good with a navy blue t-shirt and some jeans!" He was getting right into this!
Well it didn't take long before hubby had all his clothes and get this... argyle socks... picked out. Poor thing needed shoes though! So off to the shoe department to buy some Adidas running shoes and we were done.
It has been a few years since we had bought kid's clothes, I gulped at the check out. When did little kid's clothes get so expensive? Well never mind, he only needed one outfit...thank heavens!!
So here is our Buddy, all decked out in his new clothes. With his Mustang racing hat on that Mama got on one of their Nascar racing trips down south, he's getting into trouble already messing around with stuff on the blanket box.
This little guy is as cute as a button and when anyone sees him, they nearly do a double take...(I didn't know you had a grandson, they say) He looks pretty darn real from the back don't you think??
So until the next artsy fartsy idea hits me, keep on arting...and see you soon.