Oh boo! I'm still working crazy hours trying to meet my project deadline. I can't wait untill this is all over and I can get back to crafting and making some of the things I've been obsessing about these last couple of weeks.
So another quick post. I totally forgot about these mini paintings that the boy and I did back before all the work craziness. We used 4"x4" canvas panels that I found at the craft store and they're the perfect size for a quick project. Bud painted his one day after school while we waited for dinner to come out of the oven. Wouldn't it be fun to do a bunch of them to hang in his room?
And a belated Kung Hee Fat Choy and Fat Tuesday! Back soon. I hope.
Thanks everyone for letting me know your crafty superpower of choice! Stopping time seems to be the popular choice. Sigh, if only we could.
Still not a lot going on around here so I thought I'd post a WIP that's been waiting forever for me to add a tail to. I've been wanting to make a donkey in brown linen ever since I made this one last Christmas. But I was surprised that using brown makes her look a lot more like a horse.
Did you know that a female donkey is called a jenny? And if you mate one with a male horse you get a hinny? But if you mate a male donkey with a female horse it's called a mule? Or how about the offspring of a male zebra and a female donkey - a zonkey! Or even better a zebrass! But if you mate a female zebra with a male donkey you get a zebrinny. Ack, I love it!
So given the horsey looks of this gal I think she's really not a donkey at all, but a hinny. But apparently all hinnys are sterile. Poor little hinny, no little hinnies for you.
I spent most of last night baking banana bread and getting treat bags ready for school and ended up going to sleep way too late and waking up even later. And I really needed to get up early this morning because Bud's class was having a valentine's day picnic and they were all asked to pack a lunch. I had high hopes of making him a vday bento but the plans were squashed when I ran out of time. So I threw together some heart shaped sandwiches and wrote "be mine" and "I luv u" on them with food coloring pens. Sorry no photos, too much bad lighting and too little time. But I wish I'd taken a pic of the sandwich I had to throw away because I wrote, "bite me" instead of "be mine".
Hurry up! Hayaku! C'mon we gotta hele! Poor Bud, he probably hears these words more than anything around our house lately. It feels like we're always rushing, whether it's getting ready in the morning or getting ready for bed. Homework, housework, preparing meals, running errands... there never seems to be enough time. And who would have thought there would be so much homework in kindergarten? I don't remember even doing homework in kindergarten?
Trying to finish my big project at work hasn't helped either. I worked both Saturday and Sunday this weekend and it feels ages since we did anything fun together.
I like listening to old episodes of This American Life while I work, and yesterday I re-listened to one of my favorites, Superpowers. In one of the segments people are asked the age old question: which is better? The power of flight, or the power of invisibility? Which got me thinking about a superpower question from a bit of a crafty perspective.
As a crafter which would you prefer? The power to stop time, or the ability to do things super fast?
I think stopping time would be it for me. Not only can you take all the time you need to make something but you still get to enjoy the process AND get as much sleep as you want. Then again, the ability to crochet super fast or even get chores done in a split second would be pretty cool too. But I think I'll stick with stopping time. How about you?
(PS Did you know that craft fur is used in making fishing flies? Mr. T brought home a whole bunch the other day and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to make a frustration pencil for Bud. This guy reminds me of Beaker.)
I saw the strangest nicest thing this morning in traffic. Two cars got into a minor fender bender and when the owners (two women) got out of their cars they approached each other with concern on their faces. And then one woman patted the other on her back and then the other woman (the one whose car was hit) looked like she was apologizing to the woman who hit her. I swear if I hadn't drove off they probably would have hugged each other good bye after exchanging insurance information.
I'm still logging in the hours at work. February always seems to be a busy month and I'll be glad when my current project is over. So of course there hasn't been much crafting time but I did manage to start this little project. Can you guess what it's going to be?
I also made these rings a couple of nights back thinking it might be fun. But I wore them to work one day and ouch! They hurt so much I had to take them off after about an hour.
And look! Chinese New Year's came early to our house this year thanks to my mom. It's gau!
Added: I almost forgot, did you know Apartment Therapy now has a kid site called the Nursery? They just launched it the other day and I was surprised and delighted to see my chibi dango tako got a little mention!
Thank you, thank you everyone for all the nice comments about the Roo Family! And yes, as a couple of people mentioned male kangaroos don't have pouches. Mama Roo was actually my prototype and after some tweaking of the shape, I came up with Papa, and that roo is the one whose pattern will be in the book. Except he won't be a papa, but a mama. Get it? No?
Anyway, I better keep this short as I'm swamped at work right now. Last week was my two year bloggiversary and I was hoping to do a little giveaway, but that'll have to wait until next time.