I'm in the middle of a sewing frenzy, crazily trying to get everything together for Morphe next week. The idea for my submission to the exhibition was to make several toys focussing on a single colour each. I was heavily inspired by Eric Carle's beautiful book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? where each animal is mosly drawn in one gorgeous shade (a red bird, a purple cat, a blue horse, etc). Anyhow, so this above is the first one completed: Mimi the yellow lion. She's made from yellow wool blanketing and her dress is from a '70s pillowcase. I backed out of my original plan to make them all totally monotone in favour of using shades of the one colour (with a healthy splash of white!) I'm pretty happy with little Mimi, and am really looking forward to getting stuck into the rest of them. In a fit of enthusiasm a couple of months ago I promised 5 toys for this exhibition. So I probably won't be getting much sleep over the next couple of nights while I sew up the orange monkey, brown bear (of course), blue cat and green monkey currently sitting in neat cup-up piles on my desk. Must remember to buy coffee.