Oh yes, everything seems to be works smoothly, I’m on the right track with my full finishes, I’m making slow but steady progress on my Christmas pieces, I have been keeping up with the two advent calendar prices, I have at long last managed to start the Cindermice Stitch Along (and it’s divine crafting pleasure), and – one sneeze, two sneezes, three sneezes, four.. OH NO..
That’s right, I’m coming down with something. I has mindlessly put aside all that violent sneezing blaming it on the cold weather front, “It’s just a wintery temperature adjustment, I’m feeling fine!” “You just picked up a giant of a dust ball, it’s only normal for you to sneeze it out a bit” “You just slipped with the powdered pepper when cooking lunch” etc. – all of them being facts but the other undeniable fact is that I woke up Friday morning feeling like a bus ran me over during the night.
I’m having aerosols twice a day and those boost my condition back to bearable for a couple of hours but apart from that is a looping track of PG13 sneezing, nose dripping, never ending mucus parties, unknown bones articulations & muscles aching, hot and cold roller coaster rides, sore throat, Rudoplh mode activated (currently working on making it bright red from bleeding, weak nose vessels since I was a kid).
All this didn’t bother me too much because I had managed to make this a Fun Crafting Friday, I unpacked & opened the first Cindermouse kit and I was determined to make the most out of it. The plan when I joined this SAL was to gift myself for my birthday no less than 3 gloriously happy crafting/sewing days of my choosing, in which I would learn how to properly treat wool felt whilst making three mice ornaments for my Christmas tree.
I had a plan and a good one it was indeed. I won’t stop at no- KABOOM!!
Ok, at half past five in the afternoon I gave up as the fever kicked in, tomorrow doesn’t look like the quiet day I could use (although I pruned most of the planned errands to the only unpostponable ones) and I’m only halfway through sewing Cindermouse’s body – but by Jove does she look FANTASTIC!
The kit and SAL price was worth every cent, I am definitely going to join more of these classes should they have any in the future. I also ordered extra supplies from Cloudcraft so that I can make at least 3 more nice and turn into action the wardrobe sketches I have in mind (did someone say Rodent Atelier? 😜).
That’s the odd thing: I never played with dolls when I was a kid, I never even had any – I liked stuffed animals and bricks but I don’t remember if I ever liked dressing them up, I don’t think so.. Yet the idea of sketching a model on paper, thinking of the trims, beads, embroidery stitches, colours, felts I can use to bring those ideas to life is most exciting, and just a natural prosecution of what I do when I cross stitch in my own way.
Soon enough I want to see a little party of mice around these parts, one neater than the other, all modelling their seasonal sweet little clothes. Sophie only needs to work on tiny cats for next year’s SAL and then I’ll be literally jumping on the bed like a 3 year old.
I promised you a recap on my advent SALs, here we are at day 3 on both of them:
colour-wise the only truthful shot is the one in the middle, skies are overcast most of the time and sun sets at 4PM anyway, so..