this morning elle and i rocked out with mozart while i finished up a few orders and she drew a series of letters and numerals on paper she lines herself, which she calls her "homework." (i keep telling her she will have years of this homework stuff in her future, no need to get a head-start on purgatory, but she is having none of it.) jodie's candle flickered on my sewing table, lacing the air with the warm scent of pumpkin cheesecake.
the orders are almost done and will ship out tomorrow, which is a good feeling in itself, plus this allows me to begin crafting a birthday something for my favorite girl.
last year i was all set to make the quilt, and we all know how well *that* went (or, more accurately, didn't go). yeah, it is still folded in a corner of my room, half-made; i'm hoping to finish it in time for elle's bat-mitzvah. it helps that we aren't jewish, so if i don't make this deadline she might not notice.
so, lesson learned there. this year i've set my sights on a couple smallish projects, the first being this little softie gal.
right now i am in the middle of sewing and turning and stuffing the limbs, which is always fun. and by fun i mean reminiscent of a guatemalan sweatshop*, just to be clear. the leg was particularly opposed to turning right-side-out, so much so that i briefly debated how much it would bother elle to receive a one-legged doll. i concluded, however, that i would more than pay for the saved labor in ensuing therapy bills, so i shall suck it up and sew the accompanying leg.
if all goes well, i'll post a softie-doll tutorial next weekish.
in the meantime, may your wednesday be thick with the scent of pumpkin cheesecake.
*that one was for you, karen. ;)
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