Amazon Amazon Amazon. You have been holding out on me. You give me suggested books on raising chooks in my back yard, but you don’t tell me about I felt Awesome, Moxie’s kickass book of needle-felted goodness?
So so disappointed in you, Ammerz. (And can’t wait until the book arrives.)
I just heard from my future sister-in-law, and the hand-made prezzie was a huge hit. \o/
Tune in Sunday and you can see it!
So, apparently it is a bad idea to lie down for 20 minutes before tackling one of the many huge jobs I assigned myself today. That ate about 90 minutes of the day. (Funny how a 10 minute nap before meeting friends at Tony’s Tap lasts only 10 minutes.)
Crastinatin’ like a pro.
I think it’s so cute that you think, because I like felting and cutting up sweaters I must also have an avid interest in raising chickens in my yard.
Many of the writers I know have probably heard this story: The poet William Stafford wrote a poem every day, first thing in the (very early) morning. Someone one asked him what he did when he found himself unable to produce, and he said, “I lower my standards.”
Which seems like a good philosophy to have when embarking on a year of crafts, too. So I’ve lowered my standards for today. The activities I was planning to undertake in a great blur of motion have been postponed for varying lengths of time. It’s not so much I’m lowering my standards for today’s craftiness, but I’m giving up the thought of cramming about four projects into one day so that I can have the most perfectly awesome guest room/craft room when I have a houseguest in two weeks. I went out yesterday and did some shopping and walking around with my friend, and the foot that has been giving me trouble has been hurting nonstop since then (even the spellbinding Ira Glass didn’t manage to make me unaware of the skeletal rebellion going on). So the sanding, priming and painting frenzy I planned is off. I do need to make room for the kitchen table and headboard I’m getting delivered on Tuesday, and I will write a post about my project of the week and I will take some photos to submit to the art show that already has my application. Even that seems like a lot right now.
Fortunately I have some projects coming up that are perfectly doable while lounging on the couch.
*Hahaha, just saw my typo on the header line. I’m keeping it!