I've had a plodding sort of day craftwise and the children have been
I did a bit more on my cushion orders today:
You may be wondering why I'm here then.
Then again you might not!!
I got back from taking the naughty children to their swimming class, bathed and put them to bed and settled down with my hand sewing.
I was starting to stuff my rabbit (as you do) for this week's challenge with Mrs Locket when I noticed a nice big black mark in the middle of what will be the rabbit's face.
The rabbit's body is now washed and drying on the radiator. I'll have to leave the stuffing for tomorrow.
'Oh well', thought I 'I'll get on and do some more of my West Highland
Before I proceed may I humbly offer up a word of advice - don't shake either printer cartridges or paint pots when they are not securely lidded.
A while back our printer cartridge wasn't working. Brains here decided to give it a good shake to get the ink through. Lovely colourful splodges of ink flew everywhere - up the walls, up the (untreated and very porous) pine shelf unit, all over the dining room carpet.
Amazingly I did find something to remove the ink from the carpet but the walls and pine drawers still bear the scars!!
Maybe if I wipe it with a damp cloth?
Bl**dy great - now it's roadkill!!!!
It's so gratifying that something that was bugging me anyway and proving to be a big mental block is now trashed and I have to start the whole stupid thing again.
Big grey saggy pants!!!
Don't 'spose you have any crafting disasters to share that might cheer me up? I'd just like to know I'm not the only total muppet out here.....................
I can finish on a very very extremely totally and utterly brilliantly breathlessly exciting note though!!!!!!!!!!
Moogsdad has done something so fantabulous that I can barely breath when I so much as think about it.
I don't get the whole celebrity thing and really don't idolise famous folk.
However, I am prepared to make certain exceptions.
One of these is the marvellously gorgeously marvellous Dawn French who I love with all my heart in a platonic sort of an idolising sort of a way.
Moogsdad knows my feelings for this perfect specimen of womanhood.
He's fine with it.
I'll be breathing her air!!! Albeit only a bit of it as we are somewhere near the back.
I am, as they do say, beside myself :)
(I don't want you to think I don't like Dawn's comedy partner, the very lovely and talented Jennifer Saunders, as I do - very much. It's just that Dawn French strikes a chord with me - maybe it's because she can fit four Cadbury's Cream Eggs in her mouth at once that does it - or maybe it's that she gave Hugh Grant the snogging of his life live on Comic Relief just because she could!!)
That is why murdering a stupid fabric painting can't really ruin my day :) :) :) :)