I’ve had a very productive day today. I spent most of the morning and a large chunk of the afternoon making a present for TheLetterB, whose sproglet is due any day now (which is why this post is friends-only – I’ll make it public once the sproglet has made his/her appearance and received the present). I was inspired by something I saw while wandering around the Arts Centre the other day with Sherlockfan and discoverylover. There was a stall selling patchwork things, and one of the items was a baby’s stuffed toy in the shape of an elephant. We commented on how cute it was, and that it would make a great gift for TheLetterB, and on closer inspection, I decided I could probably make something similar myself.
So I got some nice fabrics, and designed my own patchwork elephant. It’s not quite the same as the one on the stall, but I’m really proud of how well it turned out – even MrPloppy thinks it’s seriously cute!
The rest of the day was spent wandering around various shops looking for something (or a lot of somethings) for our latest secret project. I eventually found what I was looking for at a price I liked (for lytteltonwitch: I got 15, for $4 each – thought that was pretty good!). And while I was searching, I released a few books: The Clothes in the Wardrobe by Alice Thomas Ellis in a clothes shop (well, I had to, didn’t I?), and I’m Not Complaining by Ruth Adam and Dina’s Book by Herbjørg Wassmo dropped around Riccarton Mall.
Kimi alerted me to a mention of Bookcrossing on National Radio the other day (click on the link at the bottom of the list, called “The Panel – Part Two” – the Bookcrossing mention is in the first few minutes). Michelle A’Court (a NZ comedian) found a book in Christchurch (I think this one, released by awhina (and which she got from gwilk at my Christmas party last year, so I can claim a connection to this famous book :-))), and was really excited about the idea of Bookcrossing, raving about it on the programme – great publicity!
Hmm, wonder if she wants to come to the convention?