crafting through the snow

December 27, 2009

Oh, possibly the final craft of 2009.

The holidays are over and for some reason I felt the need to jump on the owl bandwagon.  The only appropriate spot for this guy (or girl, I’m not sure) was on the dried out tree.  Oops, guess I should have watered it more.  It’s on it’s way out anyway.

Have a wonderful New Years and 2010!

Alas, sadly, it hasn’t.   The things I want to make are endless and I assumed once the boy gets bigger, he can give me ideas on stuff to make.   Take the birthday crown, for example.  I had planned on making a new one every year with things he likes.  But, he’s still too little to art direct me and he likes EVERYTHING.  Fruit, animals, playgrounds, trains, cars, you name it.   I was left to decide what went on the crown so here it is: Robot, airplane, elephant, lion and monkey.

And he still pulled off wearing it throughout the day.

Score.

Now for the fail:
This last recent visit to Canada, in addition to visiting friends & family, was to finally be a successful Toy Society drop.   The ninjas have yet to be heard from.


And if you haven’t already made Elsie Marley’s (what I call “doomed”) gingerbread man, you must.   It’s super cute and a quick quick sew.
I had it all planned out, I even went to a craft show at a community center.  It was going to be perfect, a crafty person or kid was sure find it, it was packed with ’em!   But, that was the problem, I had no chance of leaving it behind without being spotted and since it rained the whole time I was there, other spontaneous drop locations were also ruled out.  I lugged this thing all the way over the border only to bring it right back.
Oh well.   Grandma’s gonna love this little guy for Christmas and I’ll have more chances for a drop again in the future.
This crafting things needs to get easier, cause with part time work and the holidays, I want to sleep, cook, and dare I say, clean the house.
I’ve also flaked on knitting.  Perhaps a knitting group is in my future.
Happy Holidays!