I have been very busy behind the scenes working on my PLUSH YOU 2009 contributions. I was really happy to hear that Kristen didn't really want to receive them too early. These soft art toys began with an idea, as most things do. I really wanted to design them around the silkscreened image of a crochet covered stone. You might remember it from my workshop with arounna at bookhou. I wanted them to look fresh, modern and yet incorporate some old world crafting with embroidery and as you will see later with the other ones a little bit of crochet.