1. Our silent auction (we split our event in two, I've probably mentioned, so when I am done with this one I am still not DONE) is one week from today, & while we have a LOT of tissue paper flowers:
we do not have ENOUGH. I have helpful friends & some time yet, so I think we'll be ok, but I am generally ALL-CAPS about anything auction-related at this point.
2. In preparation for finally being DONE, I am collecting a stack of new craft books.
I have some legitimate need (ok, "need") for the felting book (upcoming kindergarten project), & the crochet book (my girl has been learning finger crochet at school & is asking about hooks. I am no crochet genius, plus, this book is clear, sweet, & illustrated by Lena Corwin, so could not resist), but the fabric jewelry one was just pure impulse during a long dark moment of scouring Barnes & Noble for their single copy of You Can Draw Star Wars. (I found it, sent it off to a skateboard birthday party (not ours) today; my son adores this book & it is our current favorite birthday gift for his crew.) I haven't had time to read it yet, but it looks like it has some interesting ideas (for my girl more than for myself, I think), & I like Sherri Haab for technique if not always for aesthetic. Anyway, just having it in the house is clearly having at least some effect on my creative lizard brain, because:
3. I was trying to work out a. how long it takes to make a decent felt snake & b. if it was more or less than the average 6 year old's attention span, so then I had these felt snakes & a little time on my hands last night.
Cute, right? She's been wearing it all day, says "it doesn't even feel like anything," which is a high compliment when it comes to my miss fidget & jewelry. So, thanks, cover photo of Felt, Fabric, & Fiber Jewelry, for the inspiration!
4. Yesterday my girl asked me if we could make felt today. Today, though, she had different priorities.
Because sometimes a girl really NEEDS a wedding-style flower fairy to add to her collection. And her mother doesn't really mind too much taking a break for a fiddly little project before going back to a fiddly big project (see: absurd numbers of paper flowers, above.).