Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Snowboarding Inchworms

Wheeeee! It snowed overnight! Time to get out the snowboard and hit some "bumps!"
Oh, look at that cute inchworm zipping by!
Nooooo! She wiped out and I better go help her. I hope she isn't injured.
Relief...she's okay. Should I ask her to the lodge to get a cup of hot cocoa? I hope she says yes.
And so the story begins about a certain Miss Evelyn Inchworm and Mr. Malcomb Mayworm. Perhaps it will end with Happily Ever After or a lonely walk back to the ski lodge.
Who knows?
One thing I DO know is that I have found a delightful new book about crafting 24 adorable dolls.
It's called WEE WONDERFULS and it was written by Hillary Lang. The first project, on pages 8-11 features a charming inchworm - Evelyn Inchworm - wearing a calico bandana. I stitched her just as the directions required. But, something just didn't feel right for her until I decided she was telling me to put her in a ski hat, and make a matching male worm as her skiing buddy. And, overnight it snowed! Meaning those two could go snowboarding this very day. (On my back deck with moguls formed on the tarp cover over the table.)
Here's the Inchworm as shown in the book. She's awfully cute, isn't she?
Happy Snow Day to one and all! Do you think it is going to work out between Evelyn and Malcomb? Will they snowbard their way into the mountain of meaningful relationships?

8 comments:

The Lindahl News said...

Sandi, you said you wanted some pictures. Do you "know" Hillary Lang through your quilting world?

(Panda Buns will have to wait.)

oatley said...

Deb,
These are adorable ... I see storytelling / as in story books / in your future. I think I must have confused Hillary Lang with something else. Wee Wonderfuls sounded like a storybook title from long ago, I guess I was wrong. However, these are as sweet as can be. What is the finished size of the "worms" Are they smaller than they look? Lucky you ... I'm wishing for some snow, but need to get the drive south in on Saturday. I guess I have to be careful what I wish for. MC / HNY

The Lindahl News said...

Sandi, the worms are between 6 and 7 inches long. I used felted wool (from old sweaters, then shrunk) to make Evelyn and Malcomb.

Good luck with your upcoming trip!

oatley said...

I'm thinking Miss E will be the recipient of some adorable little wee wonderfuls ... lucky little girl.

BTW - seriously trying to work up a little business with Christening attire. Wee Blessings has been under consideration. (Little Blessings was first, but couldn't come up with an email using that)

The Lindahl News said...

That idea sounds fabulous, Sandi! You have a real talent there and I love the Wee Blessings name. Go for it!!!!

Spirit Bear said...

cuteness! Still think they should be books. Please bring to the library.

Spirit Bear said...

Where did you get the little glassses? Will you make a winter cape for the Queen Elizabeth on my dashboard?

The Lindahl News said...

Patricia, I made the little glasses/goggles out of felt. A little putzy, but fun. The eyes are also little tiny felt circles with embroidered eyeballs.

Yes, I will make the Queen a cape!!
She needs one as she waves away in this cold winter weather.