Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hedgehogs!!

Remember bringing home book orders when you were a kid? I remember the first one I ever brought home. I must have been in Kindergarten. I remember it being EXCEEDINGLY important that I order something! Realizing the significance of The Book Order, my mom helped me to gather up enough change to order a book. It was 35 cents.

I still have it.

I was so proud of my new purchase, and must have read it a zillion times.
I still like it.

Well, a couple weeks ago my son brought home his first book order. Of course we HAD to order some books!

When he brought them home yesterday it became clear that THIS was going to be the favorite.


It is about a hedgehog who ends up getting all kinds of things stuck in her spines. It's a pretty cute story.

So... Armed with some carwash mitts from the dollar store that I've been hoarding -- ahem -- SAVING, and remembering this tutorial at Darling Petunia, I got to work last night after the kids went to bed.


Ta-Da! Two cute little hedgehogs!


But of course I couldn't stop there -- I had to make things to get stuck in their spines!
(Please don't mock the crudity of my felt food!)


The boys are in love with them!

Note: Unfortunately those car wash mitts are no longer available at the dollar store... I got them around Father's Day. I certainly hope they will return next Father's Day, because I am LOVING these hedgies!!!

14 comments:

WendyCarole said...

They are wonderful

Wendy Piersall said...

I forsee a mop head hedgehog refashion sewing project in your future. :)

Amie Kirk said...

Super CUTE!!! I would love a tutorial on how to make them :o)

Lisa said...

Those are SO insanely cute! I feel a need to make a hedgehog.

angela said...

I just ordered that book, too! I love your little play guys and their food!

Denise Levy said...

Those are absolutely adorable!!!!

mckay said...

You are so smart! Every single post impresses me. I wish I had 1/2 your creativity and talent!

Sarah Lou said...

I adore these!!! makes me want to sit and play!

Mary said...

KA-YUTE! Crude?! I'm impressed! I usually only mock the super over achievers... you know, the super crafty moms, well dressed, in shape, no piles of laundry, clean homes, cook from scratch home made meals everyday.... Love the hedgies and I'll be trollin' the dollar store lookin' for those mitts!

Andrea Hardman said...

Crude. thwipth. Love it all. Every part.

My name is Wendy . . . said...

So cute & so easy!
I'll have to look out for some of those gloves here! Oscar would love . . .
Please let me know when my "i spy" parcel arrives safely!!! Cheers

Holly C. said...

Oh my goodness-how adorable.

That book with those hedgehogs and felt food would make the most wonderful gift!☺

Darling Petunia said...

Hey, they look great! Now why didn't you buy extra mitts while you had the chance? I did! ;)

lady said...

I just got this book at a used bookstore, ostensibly for my son, but really because I love hedgehogs.

I can't wait to make this.