I’ve been working on lots of things – at the same time as usual. It’s a wonder I ever finish anything. I was reading on another blog about limiting the creative theme to focus the creativity; but when I have a theme my brain immediately zips about with lots of different variations or uses for it. I can’t help it; and it makes finishing things so hard. As fast as I start something and prove concept, I have another idea; and then it is tedious to work on one thing when I’m itching to see what I can do with something else. Especially as, like most of us, I usually have to put it down in mid flow, to “do life”. This is why I am so often in a paper, wool and fabric chaos zone- one I have a definite love- hate relationship with. Sometimes I long for a nice normal uncluttered home- but a soon as I approach this holy grail… in starts to creep another muddle as I try to “just finish off this”.
For example yesterday- an “at home day”; having excavated my table the day before.
Started in the morning- over breakfast.
Decided to get on with the nursery rhyme boxes which I’ve been dying to do since I sold the Baa Baa Black Sheep one.
Got out “Mary had a little lamb”.
Remembered where I had got to.
Remembered the look I wanted for Mary – got out old needlecraft book to refresh my memory of the crinoline look.
Cut out Mary, roughly.
Realize she is totally out of scale with the lamb.
Remember him? He had a little side trip when I did the lamb jars.
So; also realized the crinoline Mary was for a “Mary Mary Quite Contrary” box!
The other style matchbox doll (here in my shop) had been my original thought – but I think her vintage pantaloon undies short circuited my memory to ‘crinoline effect’ and mixed it all up.
So redid lamb smaller anyway, as quite liking the crinoline Mary and getting on well – end in sight.
Took some photos as I am trying to get on top of this blogging-as-you-go thing. ( Sorry, they’re a bit dim; dull day. )
Decided to photo the crochet from night before while I was at it – pumpkin cosies.
See how this distraction thing happens…?
Waylaid by Mr. WG’s arrival and second breakfast cuppa!
Then, necessary housework. 😦
During tidying decided to prep evening ‘easy to do TV project’ while I was as it and the light was good enough in the “wool mine” (AKA spare room).
So sorted out some tiny balls of weird and wonderful marl boucle etc. that are lovely but only big enough crocheting for tiny objects (i.e. cosy, finally something to use them for!).
Daughter arrived for Tinkerbelle outfit and party planning.
Green dye session to dye purchased leotard from white to Tinkerbelle green ( win some; loose some. No need to cut out fitted underbody / need to have dye bath in kitchen sink for couple of hours).
Meanwhile… made some Peter Pan silhouettes to hang from party ceiling!
Fitted Tinkerbelle overdress dress toile in old net curtain ( handy in the hall in a designated “really do not need; to leave the premises” pile ) but it did come in useful after all.
– Fits. Yeah! Relief.
*worked out pompom for shoes- persuaded her old satin shoes better than new ditto for partying in. Or messing up with pompoms.
TV and bit of mindless crochet ( preparation paid off – yeah ) – some more cosies from bag of nice wool.
Fell into bed!
This morning … Oh dear!
Tink stuff still in hall by big mirror (fitting remember)!
Mary the lamb, 3 pumpkin cosies and the two marley ones, all sitting on my table reproachfully!
One pumpkin at a jaunty angle on Shelly doll’s head – courtesy: tinkerbell!
Hmm; she looks a bit like I felt by the end of yesterday…
So I’ve typed this over breakfast. Badly.
Wonder when I’ll post it… 🙂
Anyone else have this sort of day?
It is fun though! Wonder what I’ll do today…
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