The adventures of a knit designer, her dog, and yarn stash. I'm the author of Doggie Knits, Sweaters and Accessories for Your Best Friend.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
A few weeks ago, I was running errands in the Andersonville neigborhood, and came upon this delightful contraption. The Puppet Bike! A musical stage attached to a bicycle. Entertainment provided by puppets. I was tickled to find that they were vintage Steiff puppets, like ones in my collection.
I crave whimsy in my life, which I think is why I love making little lovely things for dogs. I love collecting toys, usually ones that I might have had as a child. I have vivid memories of going to the Marshall Field's on State Street with my grandmother, and looking at all the Steiff toys. I can't explain why I never owned any as a child.