Anyway, back to those projects. A few years ago I accumulated some wool sweaters and ran them all through the wash to felt them. So they sat in the basement until I decided to make something. I have seen cute little stuffed owls all over the internet in the last year and wanted to make one for My Favourite Girl. I ended up with this colourful owl and sweet sleeping owlet:
For My Favourite Boy I made a soft stegosaurus out of blue polar fleece. Again, started and finished in one day! So proud of myself :)
He will make a great companion to this (very dirty) t-rex I made last year. I think My Favourite Boy will be pleased.
I have to say it's so much nicer to sew upstairs where there is some natural light. If I had done these projects in the basement there would have been many breaks for tea and email checking, etc. The only downside is I have to completely clean up my mess when I'm done!
I have also been doing a bit of crochet: working on some holly leaves during My Favourite Boy's karate class and the Big Project after supper.
I'm almost half-way done the main part, and then there will be edging. Or maybe not!
For the rest of my pokey day I hope to make some lip balm for My Favourite Girl. Her lips crack terribly in the winter and I want her to have something nourishing on her lips. I found a few recipes this morning on the internet, along with a recipe for home made laundry soap I might give a try again. It's been years since I made it last, but I think I still have all the stuff. I have the time to make it anyway!
I might pop over to the library and pick up a craft book they have on hold for me: that will make for a fun afternoon's entertainment. Supper will be left-overs so I don't have to worry about that. So, for today life is good.
P.S. I found out last night that I did not get the wedding coordinator job at our church. To be honest I'm not terribly disappointed; it was good to get my resume dusted off and have to stretch my brain again to promote myself in cover letters. Since then I have applied at two more places and time will tell. Nothing is going terribly quickly around here lately so I am waiting patiently for once.