I have strep throat! Woohoo!! I’m so excited about this because now I have a cure. I have antibiotics and, more importantly, I have an explanation for why I could not kick this. I’m so relieved to know that I have a little bit of immune system left and that I have actually been battling something worse than an average sore throat. So maybe tomorrow I’ll actually be able to swallow without pain or maybe I’ll have my voice back and be able to talk to my baby again!
So even though I’m still feeling like crap I feel motivated to play internet for a while. I put some new JP Miller pics up in my flickr. And I’m working on a new current list of childrens books we’re digging. So far I’ve got Oscar’s new absolute most favorite book up there The Three Little Rigs. No one can come over to our house without Oscar chasing after them with this book in hand. "bad ball!" "ball ball!" — referring to the big bad wrecking ball. Here’s a pic from another title on the list Coco Can’t Wait by Taro Gomi.
I’ll add a few more titles to the list soon, including some of the vintage books we found at the book sale. Speaking of vintage books… check out The Airplane Book – a horror of color for a very funny analysis of 70s illustration.
Ok, more catching up. I got the best comment a while ago from one of the gals who designs Cram Cream in Japan. She left it on this post where I was showing off my new Cram Cream wallet. (I get so many emails from people asking where to buy their stuff. I have no idea! I’d love to know. I found this wallet at a giftshop in Chicago but that was all the Cram Cream they had) So anyway Mayumi emailed me a few photos I’ve been wanting to share. So cute!
More cute stuff to share, this is the scary little purple monster Rhya sent me last week. Her name is Ann. She came with a lacy tutu skirt but Oscar quickly put the kabosh on that and I haven’t been able to find it. Thanks Rhya, we love her!!
What else? Oh, I’m crushing hard on Stella again. This time it’s her knobs…
aren’t they fantastic! I’m loving all little painted wood things lately. I’ve been on Tim’s case for months now to make little painted wooden cutouts of my dolls. Sort of along the lines of these or these. Wouldn’t those be so cute! We have the wood and the paints. Now just to find the time. I seem to be ending every post that way. Maybe that should be my official sign off.