Thursday, July 16, 2009
Mouse body parts this week – destined for the Soon To Be Two. I’m taking liberties with Jodie The Softie Genius’ fab pattern with the hand stitchery approach (because then I get to be one of two kazillion watching Masterchef). TV distraction aside, I keep coming across all queasy. In stitching the tail detail particularly, I can’t help but visualise how a real-life version looks. It’s a ridiculously pathetic vermin phobia and given once, twenty years ago, I sat on the arm of a couch in the foetal position for no less than five hours waiting for the Knight in Shining Armour to return home and remove the unwell mouselet in front of me, it’s a long-standing and extreme one. Having just arrived in Holland, I knew hardly a soul and resorted to throwing scrunched up bits of magazine and inventing Dutch-sounding swear words in an attempt to establish a convincing communication with the wee critter. My only redeeming quality here is I am extremely heroic (and nice) with spiders of all shapes and sizes, regardless of leg hair.
Fabric on the left, with excellent potential for another gift – I'm thinking corduroy pinafore with a splash of Amy Butler for a bottom edging detail, but am also concerned the Soon To Be Two could look startlingly like a frog. A long sleeve tee and yet to be untangled (sigh) thread because Gina alerted me to the blindingly obvious – the Soon To Be Six’s froggy drawing should be embroidered, post haste, on to something. She also kindly explained to me the intricacies of a transfer pen, so I'll be tackling another steep crafty learning curve in front of the do-or-die TV cook-off tonight.
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