Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympic Spirit

Tonight is the night. The opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Bubba and I are very excited about it. In fact I made a deal with him that if he had absolutely perfect behavior today I would let him stay up and hour past bedtime to watch the first hour of the ceremonies. (So far so good!)

While researching the Olympics to put together a guide for Bubba while we watch the next two weeks, I discovered this year's mascots. Which got me thinking. I can make those guys. Because I am sure they are under a copyright I am not going to give you a tutorial on how to make them. This is purely a brag post. 

Bubba decided he wanted Mandeville. I think he was attracted to his more pointy figure. He chose his Mandeville to be red (his favorite color) with dark blue.

While making this little guy I kept thinking two things. The first was he chose very Patriotic colors. The second was this color scheme makes him look a lot like Muno from Yo! Gabba Gabba.

I embroidered his name and London 2012 on the back so years from now we will remember who this little guy is. (Because, let's face it. We all have things we find in our homes that we know at one time held meaning for us that now we just can't remember why.)

Since Bubba chose Mandeville, that left The Little Princess with Wenlock. She chose her colors, and I have to say, these were my favorite colors when I was a little girl.

Did you notice the "2012" logo in the center? It is hard to see in the picture, but I also embroidered the word London on the top "2" and the Olympic Rings on the "0".

I also embroidered his name and "London 2012" on his name.

I had a lot of fun making them. And the kids love them. In fact Bubba took his to bed with him last night. I hadn't finished The Little Princess's yet. Today they have been fighting over who gets to play with them. They both want both mascots. I may have to make two more.

Once more, here they are together.

Now I can't wait for 7:30 to watch the ceremonies! I have nothing more to say than "GO Team USA!"

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