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Too many blank, white days have passed with nothing accomplished, so today I set out on foot to visit a friend. We walked a total of 5 miles today, shopped out some of her awesome felt goodies, and got some work done in her studio. J decided to give me my Valentine's gift early, on account of the snow day. As soon as I saw the box, wrapped in paper from the local bookstore, I knew what it was and started jumping up and down. A tiny box/book of softie patterns, perfect practice for making 3D fabric sculptures! The Softies Kit (I didn't know what a softie was, but I guess it's what I've been making) is adorable, with 15 patterns for cute things ranging from elephants to ham bones.
A side-by-side comparison shows that I am still practicing.
I sent off the artichoke and asparagus (I haven't posted too much about them, because the bride-to-be they're for reads this blog-- could be reading and sniffling right now) on Thursday, and I got a call that they've arrived in Michigan! Total relief-- what kind of insurance can you get on handmade awesomeness? They loved them, so mission accomplished. I'll do a post on the making of them soon.
Work has been cancelled for the 7th time in the past 3 weeks, so I'm in the middle of a 5-day weekend. This is the mother of all get-out-of-jail-free cards of adulthood, so I'm making the most of it. I've dove head-first into a mound of snow. Drank a lot of Bailey's. Going to have beers and watch an improv show. Made an elephant. Written some blog posts. Watched LOT of Louis CK. And frankly, thought a lot about things I'm good at and how I need to work really hard to hone my little talents so I can do something amazing with them. But now I'm going to trounce around in the snow some more in my lovely plastic bag boots.