Hello Friends!!! Lovely to see you! What a full week it’s been!
It still amazes me every time someone really loves their spawn! There’s a wee voice in the back of my mind that says someone is going to look at what they have, and not like it like they hoped. It’s never happened, that I know of, but it’s still there. I feel pretty lucky to always make folks happy, and for John, 2 different dolls! The big coolness should be happening this next week… I”m so excited! And will share pictures and everything I”m allowed to, as soon as I can.
Tuesday I interviewed at a job, that’s always a good sign, for me. If I can get an interview, I almost surely almost have the job…I”m pretty charming. Completely different kind of job. I’d be an office person at one of the those self-storage units. I’ve done office work before, and it would be easy, give my mind a bit of free time to dream about spawn, and just be something I’d most assuredly not have to take a stress test for. I met with the manager and her mum, and hit it off straight away. She’d asked if I minded if the dogs came out to meet me, and of course I said no problem. They have an 11 year old pit bull and a 13 year old labrador. The manager asked if I minded watching the dogs sometimes–she’s pregnant, due in August, and her dog likes to be at the office. Of course I tell em I love dogs, and that’s a plus in my favor. A few more questions and it was clear they liked me. A couple more questions and she told me that she was sad she set 3 more interviews, but that she wanted to hire me. She gave me her card and told me she’d call me by the end of the week. She called me Wednesday morning at 10 am to offer me the job. I will start on the 19th, yay me!.. I wonder if anyone will ever try to leave a body in one like in Silence of the Lambs…that would be frightening…and maybe a bit cool…
In the meantime I’ve started 2 new projects. For Emma, I”m making 10 skulls on split rings for her daughter’s birthday party, which I totally love! She asked for “candy punk colors” especially pink, orange and purple. Do you know I went to the candy store and looked at candy colors for a few minutes, and then ran out because I was salivating, and then went to buy thread. And this time I do mean thread! My base color is a pink, maybe Starburst pink, definitely jelly bean pink. Then I decided that I wanted really vibrant colors, and I wanted them to be different slightly, so I bought some embroidery floss to add in with the thread. Each skull has 3 colors, there will be 9 for guests,and then a 10th with a flower, for the birthday girl, Hattie. Here’s what’ I’ve got done so far. I’ll send them away on Monday.
I”m in love with how changing one of 3 colors gives such different results. Having the base as pink draws them all together, but changing threads makes a big difference. The second skull from the left is a light purple and orange with the pink, and the one on the end is a darker purple and the same orange…changing just one color makes a huge difference, for those of you who don’t use more than one color at a time, adding a bit of depth is easy, just by adding a second fiber.
I”ve also been working on a wool tree for Jill. She’s making a stop-motion movie, and needed a tree. I jumped at this! I’ve wanted to make a posable tree for awhile. My brain is fueled by every creepy movie/cartoon/book with creepy trees that moved or walked or had faces or grabbed for people. My only restrictions? Felted wool, and 10″ tall. The height is the hardest thing to keep to, but then I realized that since the branches are wired they don’t have to straight up, they can be bent and hang. So, back to perfection. The base of the trunk is weighted with a pouch of BBs and has wire that the wires in the branches will get wrapped around.
I started with a sketch from Jill, and then took off! This project is so much fun! I had a “halloween tree” which was a branch I”d cut off my tree, and painted black, and I hung my Beetlejuice figures, spiders, and other monsters from it. I gave it to a friend, she loved it so… THIS project makes me want to make a creepy tree forest! I want to make them with weird faces, and branches that look like arms, and they will all be posable… I’m a bit obsessed! I just started the third branch last night, there will probably be a fourth, then I’ll sew it together. The bottom picture was the one I took Thursday night before nearly quitting for the day, all my tools for the project, including my 3.25 mm hook, and the floral tape I wrapped wire with to get the right thickness for the branches, and a branch I”m ready to work on. I”ll have it through some of next week, so next post will have pictures of the tree in different poses, all the branches have wire in them, as well as the stump I make, which WAS a former lover of the tree, but was cut down to make a bathroom… I am so very very excited about this movie!
It’s International Yarnbombing Day/Weekend this weekend, and it totally snuck up on me! I’ve been so focused on the golem, then mailed that away, and started the tree, and and so hooked on it… So now I’m underprepared for the weekend. I”ve got 4 monster hearts, meant to have bunches, but things got away…
But on Friday, and on Saturday, I”m going to make some more 2D monster hearts…maybe a mixture of 2D and 3D monster hearts, and a trip out early Sunday morning. I’m going to put up pictures from my group in the next blog from this weekend, just like last time, so make sure you check back next week, there will be so much happening… once these 2 projects are done there will be a Cthulhu on my hooks…the 3rd this year!
This week has just been so full of good stuff. It’s what I have to remember, when things get a bit low…they don’t always stay that way, and that sometimes I just have to hang around through the low periods, and remember they don’t last.
Have a wonderful week! Keep it creepy!!!