Freight Train by Donald Crews is one of the most cherished books in our house. I assume that's true in many, many homes across the world. The kids are crazy for it, for obvious, vehicle worshipping reasons, but I adore the simple, modern illustrations. It's a pleasure to read, even for the 300th time this month. My favorite page has the city scape. Clean, positive - negative shapes, skyscrapers and bridges. It's just awesome. And it's been screaming at me to be stenciled. So, because I needed a breather and new needles for my sewing machine, I spent Day 4 with my old friends, x-acto and freezer paper.
It turned out better than I'd expected. Becks is thrilled, Jones is thrilled (he should probably get his own) and with Beckett's new-found adoration for baseball tees, I see this being a new favorite. Not bad, for a no-sew day.