Saturday is usually my day to play (not work!) in my sewing shed, but the weather was sunny and mild yesterday so I did outdoor chores. Today, my arthritic foot is complaining loudly that I overdid it yesterday, so I snuck in some playtime this afternoon. Here's what my test block for the Bow Tie Bat looks like:
I haven't found my wiggle eyes, but I did find a bucket of Duplo blocks that had gotten wet enough that green, brown and black microbial yuck was starting to grow on the blocks. I dumped them in a sinkful of sudsy, antibacterial water and have been working at cleaning them off and on all day. After trying various cleaning tools, I finally decided on a toothbrush. It works to get around all those "teeth," but it's tedious work. I wonder if the Lego company has ever thought of designing a cleaning tool for cleaning a bucket of blocks at once? I am happy to discover that the faces on the little people/animal blocks held up to being scrubbed.