I dislike giving gifts just for the sake of giving gifts. It just ruins the whole experience for me, so I try to have good reasoning behind each gift that is given. I do better on some gifts than others, but I try. So, in that spirit may I introduce you to Steggie the Dinosaur. You may recognize him from One-Yard Wonders or if you are Little Girl he is the ancient dinosaur from How Do I Love You?. Little Girl and I read this book together before bed and she loves the dinosaurs in it. I've known for awhile that a dinosaur would have to make an appearance at our house one of these days and what better excuse then Valentine's Day?
A couple of weeks ago One-Yard Wonders made its way into my life via the library and I am loving it. Not only does it have great bags, clothes, and home decor, it had a dinosaur pattern. I did switch some things up a bit, though. I can never leave things well enough alone. In the book, the dinosaur is a pull toy, but we just wanted something to love on, so that was left off. He is made of thrifted sweaters, instead of fabric. Nothing better than a cashmere stuffed animal. And, I left of the eyes, since I didn't really think he needed it. I think Little Girl approved of all of it. She has been growling at everyone with Steggie and he has moved into her bed at night, too.