Posts Written OnMarch 2016

Handmade Knuffle Bunny Laptop sleeve (ears up), photo by Heidi M. Kim

An illustrator-friend of mine recently had a birthday, and I was excited to make a personal, handmade gift, especially since he is a fan of Mo Willems. I found Knuffle Bunny fabric (in organic cotton, no less!) and some coordinating flannel fabric and made him a padded sleeve for his new laptop: As I was making it, I came up with the kooky idea of making bunny ears instead of the usual tabs to close to sleeve. This came out nicer than I expected.Whew! (I never know what I’m going to get when I start a new project. Kind of…

from the Mad Tea Party illustration by John Tenniel, image in public domain

A wonderful writer friend of mine initiated a brilliant motivational tool this month called March Madness. Writer-friends from around the country opted in to be part of a month-long initiative to write at least 350 words every day of the month with three opt-out vacation days. Every morning, usually during the wee hour of 2:00 am my time, I (and the rest of the group) would receive an email from Wonderful Writer Friend which included a meaningful quote about writing or creativity or perseverance. It was the first boost to jump-start us to meet our daily minimum quota. Throughout the…