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« on: December 21, 2009 09:40:27 AM »

My little boys love, love, love the book 'Jumpy Jack and Googily' by Meg Rosoff. http://www.amazon.com/Jumpy-Jack-Googily-Meg-Rosoff/dp/080508066X  I've read it to them approximately 792 times.

It is such a great book... all her books are.  It's funny and silly and a bit creepy and all the things that little boys love.   I won't go into my mega-love for this author but, trust me, it's HUGE.

So, to make my boys laugh and honour Ms. Rosoff, I decided to make a 'Googily' doll.  I'd never made a soft toy before so it really was an experiment from start to finish. 

Here's what he looks like in the book:

And here's what my guy looks like:

The best part of the whole process is that I sent an email to Ms. Rosoff and she wrote back, thrilled about the doll.  Such a great, great thing for me to receive in my indbox.

If you want to read more, visit the post on my blog here: http://canuckcraft.blogspot.com/2009/12/googily.html

Thanks for reading.  And, if you too are a Googily fan, then a hearty "No monsters HERE!" to you.

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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009 06:26:53 PM »

Oh! How wonderful!!! He is absolutely adorable and dead-on to the drawings in the book.

Your little ones are going to LOVE him. I remember when I was little, my grandmother made me a Padington Bear because I loved those books so much... I still have that thing, I loved it so much. I hope your little guys make similar great memories with their new toy.

(On a side note, I just added the Googily books to my wish list. Smiley )

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