Last Friday Oscar and I ditched his last playschool class and went for a walk downtown to the library and shops. It felt like we hadn’t been to the library in ages. Back when I started blogging it was Summer and Oscar was 8 months old. We’d walk down to the library in the stroller almost everyday and I’d check out piles of books on design and sewing and quilting and toymaking and I was overflowing with inspiration. Maybe Summer just does that to me because I’m feeling that way again. I’ve got so many ideas swimming around in my head already and our trip to the library tipped me over the edge. All other projects must stop while I make toys with wheels! I’d already been thinking I needed to make some stuffed muscle cars with wheels that actually rotate for Oscar to snuggle with, sort of like this Aronzo van. And then I found this book, American Antique Toys, 1830-1900 by Bernard Barenholtz at the library and cars have now been bumped as my new obsession with animals on wheels has taken over. I really want to make a little set of antique yet modern stuffed animals on button wheels. I’ve picked out some fabric from the basement that may work. Now time to get working on patterns.