Originally posted on 13 February 2012 – reposted on new blog on 20 April 2012
Today I spent some time going through the big wooden box that has sat atop my wardarobe for the past 17 years or so – ignored and forgotten.
Well, really it is a treasure chest! For in it is the huge stash of mohair, miniature bear fabrics, patterns and other supplies from my days as a ‘miniature teddy bear artist’. I did this for a few years whilst at home when my son was little. I used to enjoy creating tiny bears and was so excited when shipping them to new homes all over the world! Sadly my fingers began giving me problems and I stopped. And the supplies got crated up and forgotten. Until now!
I certainly have enough material to make masses of little teddies – and by little I mean 1 to 3 inches tall or so. I have been working on a couple of new prototypes, checking I can remember how to do it, hehe, and my hands seem to be ok so far (crosses fingers). I will make a few then see if they sell on Etsy – if they do, I can see a LOT of fuzzy little creatures taking over my house again.
I will still be enjoying my graphics, of course, and trying to get a bit of crochet and knitting done, and reading, and playing with my guinea pigs, and all the other things I like to do.
For the past two years I have had near daily migraines (big grrrr) which means that often I spend most the day in bed in the dark. Other days I am pretty much ok by mid-afternoon and can do something productive. Its very frustrating when I am out of action for long periods, but I try to make the most of what I can 🙂 Sure, I would love the migraines to stop, please! but I try to be positive and perhaps they do ensure I appreciate my time more. You have to look on the bright side, don’t ya?
Don’t worry, I am not going to fill this blog with whining about my migraines! I am NOT just migraine-girl. I mentioned them now because they ARE part of my life, a massive part, sadly, whether I like it or not. They will get mentioned, mainly in the context of ‘grr, sorry, didn’t get X done after all’, heh – but this is NOT a migraine blog. This is a crafty, dafty, fun blog! Honest!