Monday, January 28, 2008

hey, where'd that go?

For those of you looking for previous blog posts that have disappeared, I apologize! I was recently informed by a good friend who reads my blog that I had inadvertantly linked my personal photobucket account with my blog entries. In effect, my entire personal album was available for anyone who came along! WHOOOPS!

I won't be recreating those entries, but I will start making new ones with pictures loaded up from a new account. Rest assured, my quirky sense of humor will be back online and in your face in no-time!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

my creativity is not entirely lost

Just as an FYI for those of you patiently reading this, looking for an update, I have been doing SOME work. My dear husband has given me a moritorium on night-time art work until Tuesday in an attempt to help me recover. However, that does not preclude me from working on things when, oh, say, my grandmother calls! I sculpted nearly an entire body while we chatted about things this afternoon! WHoo hooo! I got work done and I didn't have to break my promise to my husband!

So, the progress:

two bodies sewn, one sculpted
four heads cut out, one sculpted and painted
one kid almost ready to go out the door, just some touch-up blushing needed (for P)
cloth diapers purchased, prepped, and ready to be pinned and covered with plastic pants
ooooh, and I found a couple of TDF outfits for the boys and one for a girl. I can't wait!

Got bit by the bug

And no, not the creative bug. We have hosted the stomach flu. Ugh. It's bad enough when Mama gets it. It's worse when daycare calls and says that they can't take the baby the next day because they have the stomach flu, too. What gets even better, is a sick husband who needs to be taken care of. And no, theFates don't give time off for recuperating before asking you to care for someone else who's sick. Oh, and let's PLEASE not forget that there is a toddler in the house and yes, she's not potty trained yet... Thank heavens for the rotavirus vaccine. While we were certainly changing some pretty messy diapers, she had just enough immunity to keep away from the puking. I love that disposable diapers are to easily obtained. I don't want to imagine washing that many stomach flu diapers while I myself have the stomach flu. Can you say, ewww?

On top of all of that, I had a chest cold going into the stomach flu and it was worse on the other side. I didn't sleep for several nights because of the cough. And of course this weekend I'm on my own as my husband is off earning a new certification. I'm not trying to sound like I'm angry with him for not being here. It's just Murphy's Law times ten. The only good part about that is that the amount of cleaning up I have to do this weekend is limited to the works of two people, and not three.

Oh, but wait, we're not done! Tonight, while I still have the cough and sore throat, while the baby is sneezing a gallon of snot every five minutes and screaming bloody murder every time I wipe her nose... what do we have? PINK EYE! Ugh... I suppose I'll be spending tomorrow morning at the walk-in clinic with a sneezy, snotty, impatient toddler. Why does this never happen when my husband is around to help?!?

Friday, January 4, 2008

Um... Did I do that?!?

Did I really just agree to two more dolls?

LOL. I must officially by nuts.

On a positive note, my new sock yarn arrived and I LOVE it. It will be much better to work with, I hope! Also in the box were my new bamboo knitting needles! Yay!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

What was I thinking?

Last night I started a true marathon of custom work. I have orders for 5, count them, FIVE dolls. They all came in within 3 days of each other, too. I can only blame greed for my willingness to take on this challenge. I really can't turn down that kind of compensation just now! Our budget is feeling the addition of our daughter to the family this past year and every penny that either of us can bring in really makes a difference.

So last night, I cut out two bodies and four heads. I could have stayed up in my work room and pinned the body pieces together in preparation for sewing, but my husband was home for the evening and as he's about to start a marathon of extra evening work himself, I felt that spending my time with him was much more important. All too soon, he'll be away in the evenings working on his project and I'll be left to work on mine. In all actuality, it works out kind of nicely that we both have extra work at the same time. Both projects will probably last about the same amount of time, too!

It will be really interesting to see how this doll project works out. Both clients have different tastes in dolls, but both want some characteristics in common. I may just have to hang onto all of them until they're done so that I can take a group picture! I think it just might be an amazing thing to see. I don't think I've ever had this much of my work completed and in the house at once! I can't wait!