Thursday, February 14, 2008

Billy Bob and Benjamin


Today was the greatest.  A few days ago I sold Myles on Etsy which of course is always exciting in and of itself.  But, today I got feedback from the woman who bought him. She was so happy, and her words were sooooo kind.  I almost cried!  Myles is a "secret-keeping pillow monster" and he has a little pocket for storing very important objects.  This woman said that she was giving Myles to her first grade son who is sensitive and will most certainly be telling Myles some secrets.  (!) That literally broke my heart.  For many reasons I have kind-of been anti-social lately.  I moved not too long ago to this new place where husband Joseph is going to grad school and also I have been trying to heal from losing someone very close to me.  Sewing these little creatures and inventing personalities for them has been really therapeutic for me.  There is just something really nice about knowing some little boy has one now, as a toy, and that maybe he will tell it a secret, and that I made it with my hands and it sort of helped me with my day before that.  A nice circle.  So, that made today a great Valentine's Day.  Almost as good as my first one with Joseph----he got me a big wooden cut out of a cactus from a resale shop and he picked me up from school with my favorite 80's Madonna tape playing on his car's stereo---which was extra, extra chivalrous of him because he especially detested 80's Madonna.   

2 comments:

Jann Richardson RetroUnique 'Junkster' said...

Now, Billy Bob is for REAL! Even if I wn't have read the name I could have told you that is who he was. AWESOME

Jann Richardson RetroUnique 'Junkster' said...

Now, Billy Bob is for REAL! Even if I wn't have read the name I could have told you that is who he was. AWESOME