Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I just made Octopus for P. I read that babies at this age only see in black and white and red is the next color they see. I'm trying to stimulate P's senses so I thought if I made her a stuffed octopus that wiggled with red at the end of its tentacles she would start to track it.

I have no energy for this and I did it in tiny shifts here and there. Right now it's what's keeping me sane. I found extra red fabric for the face and rectangles and grey soft jersey for the tentacles. I sewed the whole thing by hand. Crazy. My first "couture" project.

So far she's liking it.