Ben has been creating all of these really cool felt "monsters" for Margot to play with. He bought a bit of felt (made from recycled plastic bottles, none the less) and embroidery thread and set out to design a few scary monster. People, these things are AWESOME:
He even took care of the details on the back:
The monsters are great friends who love to hang out with Margot.
I haven't quite decided if it's really cute or really pathetic that after Margot is in bed, Ben and I settle down on the couch for a little crafting before bedtime. I have to admit though, I love knitting quietly and chatting about our days while we both ooh and ahh over each other's new projects.
In even more awesome news, I went to a book reading on Monday. The author was charming, funny, and exactly what I imagined she would be like:
For me, getting to meet Heather Armstrong was kind of like meeting my "internet idol". Dooce was the first blog I ever read - back when I didn't even know what the hell a blog was. Her candid, heartfelt posts are more than just entertaining, and I can't even imagine the lives she has touched by writing about her struggles with parenting. Ben and I enjoyed the reading and I am so glad I waited in line to meet her - she was genuinely kind and absolutely beautiful.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!