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I’m Back!

You missed me terribly, didn’t you? I apologize for leaving an empty space in your life which my craft blog once occupied (Yes, I’m talking to you, Mom). But rest assured I have managed to overcome the technical tribulations that have plagued me these last 6 months, and I am ready to make a comeback, stronger than ever. My brave and generous husband has provided a new computer for me and wrestled my website back from Soviet Hackers. As you can see, having a craft blog isn’t as pedestrian as it may seem.


Well, it may have all worked out for the best since my bats now have a very timely appearance.  I actually created these guys last spring. Since my 3-year-old has a very tactile bond with her sateen-backed snuggle blankies, I wanted to create a snuggly critter with a large, flat surface area of satin to be blankie-like. Why, in May, my mind envisioned the wings of a bat instead of, say, a butterfly, we will never know, but I think they are just adorable!


The faces are felt or fleece with hand-embroidered features. The wings and ears are lined with satiny/silky fabric for the child who enjoys the feel of it. The wings have felt inside to give them thickness. My 3-year-old claimed the prototype bat with the red wings and light blue body. The black and green one went to a dear boy who turned six last May. 100% recycled, as usual. The bats seemed the perfect way to restart my blog now that it is October. Luckily, though a busy summer and even busier fall are leaving me with little time to sew, I have a little backlog of projects to post from the past 6 months. It’s good to be back!


4 Responses to “Bats”

  1. Saraisabee says:

    You’re talking to me too. Yay Marina Maroo returns!

  2. Linda says:

    I am at peace. You’re back!! I especially love the green with navy sateen.

  3. Kat says:

    The blogworld was a sad place without your amazing creations, M. These bats are genius. You have such a serious gift designing toys.

  4. Zeke says:

    Obviously the Soviets are intimidated by your comic genius.