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hiccup the heroic

i’ve been reading some kids books lately, partially because well yes, i like reading kids books but also for inspiration. I have completely fallen in love with the illustrations in the Hiccup the Heroic series by cressida cowell.

My friend sarah had recommended them to me, and I thought i’d take a flip through. the stories are very cute, definitely 5th grade fare – with vikings named snotface snotlout and fishlegs. but it’s the illustrations i just LOVE. they remind me of kids drawing (which is why i love them) but are deceivingly simple. they’re scribblely and silly, and just so ALIVE, which is something i’m always trying to capture. I think reading some more Hiccup is in my future.

take a gander:

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and we’re back

well a happy new year to everyone!

i kind love january. i love starting a new year and i’m all about new years resolutions. i won’t list them just yet, but wiping the slate clean and starting the year anew is an excitement for me.

our christmas to new years was a whirlwind but a good one. we saw family, saw friends, and just generally relaxed a bit. i think enough so that i’m ready to just jump back into the mix of things. the christmas season was pretty crazy but i think in a really good way, i definitely felt maxed out, but if i didn’t i probably would have been grumpy that i wasn’t crazy busy. thus is the holiday season.

one of my favorite gifts i made was for my mom in law. we’re both big doctor who fans and so i knitted her a little tardis! it’s a pretty sad pattern, but thought i would share it anyway…it was fun to knit even if it did turn out a bit chubby!

the chubby tardis!

click on this exciting link, for the pattern! chubby tardis pattern

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