“A portrait of my boy once a week, every week, in 2015.”
This week’s portrait of joy is brought to you by Horndribbles. These lovely little monsters made a trip from their island to our little island and Odin fell very quickly in love. Oatmeal is a sweet little puppet with interchangeable ears and Mosby is a great fluff ball monster with the sweetest eyes. From the moment the package arrived, it was a very special experience for Odin. Even the package was addressed to Odin specifically and inside was the sweetest handwritten letter for Odin from Oatmeal with a little bit about themselves. Odin was so pleased and instantly began calling them his best friends, toting them around everywhere. Everything was very personalized and extremely magical. He brought both of his new friends into the garden to play and to introduce them to his chickens.
Zak read a story from Horndribble Island called Zapp and the Oogah-oogah Nut that night before bed (we’ve read it about a hundred times since) and that only added to the magic. Mosby was a character in the book and Odin was giddy to be holding onto a friend featured in a story. He loves to read and creating a relationship with his new friend through that outlet was easy for him. I didn’t think he could love his new buddies anymore, but reading about them made that happen. I make dolls and he’s never been attached to mine the way he is to these (I think that’s a common thing with toymakers and their children though… maybe? hopefully?). I think a lot of that love has to do with the wonderful environment around the monsters and how established they are in their worlds. It’s easy to believe that they exist and that they are raring for an adventure.
Since their arrival, the Horndribbles have tagged along on most of our trips, no matter how short or long that trip has been. They’ve become close pals with Odin and he’s been including them in his play pretty consistently. Oatmeal, the puppet, has also helped on more than one occasion when little Odin decided to play the wily toddler card and not listen to his momma. When he says no to me, he usually says yes to Oatmeal and she’s always ready to help me out (it’s been amazing!).
I was able to send over a few interview questions for the wonderful folks behind Horndribbles, I wanted to learn more about them and wanted to have more to share with you!
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Thank you so much to the Horndribbles Team. We are so happy to have been invited into your world and are big fans! Thank you so much for the love you share through your creations!