Felt butterflies from this book have been super fun to make this week. The first ones were given to KC's girls before I had a chance to take a photo; then my girl claimed one for her own and pinned it up on her curtain. She later came to me with an issue: the antenna needed to be moved to the front of the head, in front of the eyes! (See the first photo above for the location of antenna according to the pattern.) She is a stickler for bug anatomy! I made the change for the ones on the coffee table waiting for their wings and she gave them her stamp of approval.
Catnip filled mice, dragonflies, and adorable little mammals are all on the wishlist. And some ideas are brewing for even more insects of our own creation; felt mantis anyone? I am thinking we are going to have to hit the thrift shop for more wool sweaters to felt!
Along with the usual music selections, I have been listening to The Human, The Orchid, and The Octopus, by Jacques Cousteau. I would not say it is a book for everyone, but I have been thoroughly enjoying learning more about the man behind the documentaries I watched over and over as a kid. It was the only T.V. I remember watching with my dad and I dreamt of life at sea and undersea exploration!
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