Valentine’s Day seems to be about a hundred years ago, but since I’ve been MIA for so long, I have a lot of catching up to do. I’d like to introduce you to Rex and Steggie, (or Kissasaurus and Huggasaurus Rex, as I called them when I delivered them), two felt dinos I made for Cameron and Alex for Valentine’s Day. Back around Christmastime, Cameron saw me knitting and asked me to knit him a dinosaur. I said “maybe” which he took to mean “absolutely, right this minute!” and from that day on, each time I saw him he asked if I’d gotten a chance to make him that dinosaur “like I promised”.
Valentine’s day seemed like a good excuse to fulfill my promise, but I decided that I had no hope of knitting them so I’d make the dinos out of felt. I played around with some paper pattens and came up with Rex first. He came out perfectly and I nearly sprained my arm from patting myself on the back. I just sewed a toy! Very exciting. After Rex, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to make two of the same dinos to avoid the “I wanted that one” fights, but that seemed boring so I challenged myself to make a pattern for Steggie. He was supposed to come out smaller than Rex but, sadly, things didn’t work out that way. That left me with a dilemma.
Big brother, Cameron is on a kick now where he has to be the biggest, best, fastest, the one with the most guns, the most powers, etc. etc. So… would he want the biggest felt dino, or the smaller T-Rex dino, since T-Rex was the king of the dinosaurs? I couldn’t decide so I consulted my sister who said he’d want the biggest one. I think I would have lost either way, but unfortunately when I delivered them on V-Day, Cameron complained that he didn’t get Rex until I told him that he was hurting my feelings. The next night I watched the boys so my sister and her husband could go on their belated anniversary/Valentine’s Day date and both boys tucked their dinos into bed with them when they climbed under the covers so I think that everyone was happy in the end.