Monday, December 13, 2010
These past two weeks I’ve been buried in a bog of deadlines and it’s so long since I posted, I’ve forgotten how. The few false-starts became so long-winded, there was a requirement for carbohydrate loading and energy drinks. ’Scuse me while I just cut to the chase, already, already...
1. It’s a special two year old’s birthday today and I love making these felty dinosaurs. This time, Mr Stegosaurus (up there) is made with button joints – because a dinosaur that can walk or lie on his back waving his legs in the air, is just that extra bit spesh for the extra spesh birthday kid who I am told Will Not Put Buttons in His Mouth.
2. My eldest kid had her birthday party on Saturday. Before we left for the rollerblading rink, I asked her to make at least a small effort to look spiffy. Of course the spiffy-ish layers came off within seconds of arrival, which only prompted my big inward grin. The kid skated gloriously around in her comfy, once-white-now-pinkish, hand-me-downs. Last time I art direct.
3. This is Sooty. Sooty is sitting on the palm of my hand. My hand is small. Sooty is a titch. He is also the nine year old’s birthday present – because this Mum decided that three years of consistent appearance at the top of the birthday/Christmas list was convincing enough, already, already.
4. This is Stripe. Apparently Sooty required a pal. But Stripe prefers long, skinny, water cracker box friends.
5. This is the nine year old again with her birthday cushion request. Her and Ruby now have a (sort-of) matching pair. I am not telling you what words I embroidered on it, because there has been quite enough Sooky La-La confession for one blog year.
Oh and there’s a secret pocket on the reverse.
6. Look what Ruby and her Mum made the birthday kid.
7. I’ve been packing and posting all day today. Anyone who ordered a LAST CHANCE EVER tea towel should be receiving them in the next couple of days – unless there are oceans and stuff to fly over. To the two lovely people who ordered tea towels but who haven’t been contacted by me, I’m very sorry for my apparent rudeness. There are tea towels for you but I have no way of tracking you down. If you would still like to snazzily dry your dishes, best email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Now. What have you lovely lot been up to?