Week seven's make faltered at the last hurdle due to the excessive amount of stuffing required and I was not willing to use my whole stash in case I had a creative emergency, an urgent need to make 'something'. I have since bought a child size, equivalent amount so can complete my make. But I have moved on since then. As I write I am in the middle of knitting four (one of which is made up of three) things, crocheting two blankets, sewing more christmas decorations, revamping old curtains and replacing cushion covers. Say it cannot only be me that does this or has such a huge list!
I also do not want to get into shame spiral about repeating myself AGAIN about pain. Yes I had another visit to my Orthodontist and yes my mouth hurts in an annoyingly all encompassing way. I tried popping pills this time which is helping a little and have even tried copious amounts of cleaning to distract me because for some reason the pain makes me sew like clumsy lump and unable to read knitting patterns properly. Therefore I cannot create and one full day of cleaning is quite enough thank you very much! Pants to it all!!! I am finding myself utterly dull now about it and please, please let my next wee bit of surgery work so I only have braces for another 10 months, pretty please universe!! I'll give you cake, lots of cake...
It gets worse, can it get worse?
It is a crime indeed when I cannot even bear the thought of baking or eating a cupcake! I had quite forgotten the appointment when I went on about baking this week in honour of National Cupcake week! I may just have to be a voyeur of those of you who whipped up a few!
...to week seven's make.
a felt holly wreath!
As I was making this I kept thinking, have I seen this before? I have seen something similar somewhere? Have I? Am I totally stealing someone's design without realizing it? Tell me if you think I have and I will give credit for inspiration where it's due.
I felt in need of a Christmas wreath. I am lucky enough to own one of Mrs B's gorgeous woolly wreaths (buy one here - they really are the most delightful things!) and would really love another but Hubby is having none of it and I've already played the 'Christmas gift' card for new merino wool for a scarf so I'm scunnered!! The result being I had to come up with one of my own. I just have to make the important decision of where to put a jingle bell as it must, must, must, must have a jingle bell. I must be forced to imagine Santa on his sleigh or it's just not Christmassy enough!! It's a rule that must be enforced!
Another restraint of my own making! And another...
...I have the next few weeks makes sitting awaiting completion - eek!!
A bit of a rant?
Me thinks more of a monologue but that, in essence, is blogging!