Monday, January 31, 2011

~ One Snowy Night ~

Visit Code Name: Mama and Living Peacefully with Children to find out how you can participate in the next Families, Create! Carnival.

This is one of our absolute favorite stories. In this particular version the hat has the velvety coating to make it soft so it is fun to feel. This is a great story to help show kindness and compassion for one another.

    To go with our story I made this little amigurumi hedgehog and red hat. The kids loved him and call him Hedgie. He snuggles right down in his warm little hat. We are off to read our story so I will post more pictures of the kids and Hedgie tomorrow.
Please take time to read the submissions by the other carnival participants:
  • What's the perfect way to snuggle up on a cold winter night? Acacia at Fingerpaint & Superheroes knows the answer: make the perfect soup!
  • The ArtsyMama teaches us how to create a no sew fleece throw inspired by your favorite snuggle time book.
  • Movies made from books are often pretty poor representations, but this family-made movie from Dionna at Code Name: Mama is monster-ific!
  • Aunalise at My Sweet Potatoes created a cozy for her Kindle, to protect it from little hands that think they need to cuddle with it.
  • What better way to cuddle and get cozy than in new jammies made by Mama G @ Z everyday things?
  • Inspired by her family's love of the Harry Potter series, Mandy at Nestled Under Rainbows shared a reflection on and a celebration of snuggies, lovies, cuddlies and specials.
  • Little Hedgehog got a wonderful idea when his red hat from Father Christmas didn't fit, and Megan at Purple Dancing Dahlias got a wonderful idea to knit a sweet hedgehog!
  • Monster-inspired artwork by a monster-clad kid. Despite the growling, he really is cuddly! Monster love courtesy of Dionna at Code Name: Mama.
  • Arpita at Up, Down & Natural shares a quick tutorial on how to make your very own Pippalily inspire pouch sling, with zippered pocket & key ring, and a matching nursing cover to boot!
  • Amy at Anktangle finally completed something cuddly and warm for her son Daniel: his very own afghan, crocheted with love by Momma.
  • Who'd want to cuddle with a cuttlefish? Aunalise at My Sweet Potatoes thinks you might want to cuddle up with this sweet plush cuttlefish!
Join us in February to create something with (or for) your own family. Visit Code Name: Mama and Living Peacefully with Children to find out more about February's "Heroes and Heroines" theme.


  1. You are absolutely right, this is a good book, and what a cute hedgehog you made. I am doing "Snow" storytimes this week and though I'm not using this book it would be a good one. One of the books I'm reading was a favorite when I was young "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats.


  2. The Snowy Day is another favorite around here too! We have grandmas that like to buy lots of books so there is never a shortage. We could have our own little mini library I think.

  3. What an adorable hedgehog!! And I just put a hold on One Snowy Night, thank you for the recommendation - we've definitely had some snowy nights here lately :)

  4. We love that book too!! He's such a sweet, caring little hedgehog. I bet your kids are delighted with their hedgie. so sweet, hugs Laura :-)

  5. That is a great little project. I must get this book. I have a collection of hedgehogs from my nana. And what's better then having a little character to go with the book you are reading?

  6. I love amigurumi and he's adorable!