Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Thought On Snails

I've always been fond of snails, I put it down to Bryan the Snail from the Magic Roundabout. My mother is horrible and stands on them so they don't eat her plants. She says they're just slugs with a shell but I think they're more than that.

You don't see slugs in children's books but there's lots and lots of snails and so I figure, they're better than slugs and they're definitely cuter.
So, it was with huge delight that I discovered that my custom shorties - oh didn't I mention them before? - have got a little snail embroidered on the left leg.

The shorties, or possibly crops depending on how long James' legs are when we get them hopefully tomorrow (not that James' legs grow or shrink daily but you know what I mean!) came from Lisa and Yvonne at The Nappy Garden. I bought some new Bippi Stuff bibs for James from them during Real Nappy Week and they had a free draw that everyone who bought something was entered into.

I won!

I never win anything usually so it was a bit of a shock, but a very pleasant one, to be told I could choose to have something knitted for James. We've got a couple of longies I bought pre-loved and my wonderful friend Zoe is knitting us another pair, so I thought, as it's allegedly going to be getting warmer as we move into Summer, that I should get some shorties.

Lisa asked what colours I'd like and I thought something in greens and yellows, spring like colours, would be wonderful for this time of year and she found the most gorgeous wool which has now been khitted up by her mum Yvonne into James' shorties.

You can find a picture of them on their blog here

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