March 15, 2007

Toothy McGee

Today Sugar Pea is 5 months old and cutting her first two little teefs. In celebration, I thought I'd show you some stuffed animals I made from vintage fabrics for her while she was still in the pod. They're posing in an antique sewing cabinet my grandma just gave me. The sock monkey I made recently. I dubbed him "Lumpy" because the over-stretchy dollar store socks just wouldn't hold the stuffin' smoothly. The corduroy bird is my favorite, and Sugar Pea's, too. (No, there are not rubber bands around her little arms and legs. She's actually that cute and roly poly!)

We're spending this overcast Spring day cleaning house, watching birds build a nest in our porch light, drooling, and listening to my dad's great record collection I recently inherited. There's lots good old stuff: Flatt and Scruggs, Hank Williams, The Seldom Scene, Ricky Skaggs, The Whites, Country Gazette, Roy Acuff, Norman Blake, Pink Floyd, Ten Years After, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas, Doc Watson, lots of others, and these two, which I nearly had a faintin' spell over. Hot Rize, by, you guessed it, Hot Rize and Lost in the Ozone by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, both of which I have wanted to own for pretty much my entire life. Some of this stuff is so old and rare, I doubt you could find many other copies on vinyl, let alone on cd.

Well, Dollfaces, I hope your teeth are painless, your music is good, and you live like it's goin' out of style, because, well, it is. On that note, check out 43 Things, which Mr. Sweetheart brought to my attention after my long, impassioned speech about how I want there to be no regrets when my race is run.

1 comment:

Suzan said...

I remember those albums! The 43 things link is fantastic! And so are you and Toothy McGee!