21 March 2007
the "squee" heard 'round the blog
Oh. My. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDD!!!! Go here! Please! Check it out! Tell me I am not hallucinating! (Hmmmmm, I could have sworn those were shitake mushrooms or maybe baby portobello.) Manny has been selected as one of the five finalists for the animal category in the Softie Awards! And we're in excellent company there - one of Dawn's walruses is up there as is Abby's Bird #4.
I cannot believe this! I really didn't think Manny and I stood a chance, considering all the amazing softies that were in the running. I have looked through the Flickr group every day, and I have been consistently impressed with the imagination, inventiveness, humor, talent, and attention to detail I see there. There are truly a lot of fantastic softie makers out there! Thank you Therese, for organizing such a fun and friendly competition! I am so glad that this is what motivated me to get up off my butt and move forward from my sketch stage and finally make Manny, which is pretty much the toy I dreamed of having as a child.
You can go see all of the finalists for all of the categories in the Softie Awards here. Voting starts next week, so please remember to check back and vote!