There are some days when we just shouldn’t craft.
I am having one of those days today and here you can see the results. I started making a prototype for my cat doll based on a teddy bear pattern that I found in a book. I though it would be a good idea to use a proper pattern to get an idea for the body and balance (due to my past experience with very unbalanced creatures) and then work out my changes from there, however I knew that the cat’s nose should be shorter than a teddy’s so I went ahead and did that.
So it got to the stuffing stage and I was quite alarmed to see that it didn’t really look like a cat or a bear at all but it looks remarkably like E.T.! Oh dear. Perhaps that Daniel Harris article that I linked to yesterday is playing on my subconscious.
Thinking that some ears and some more features would improve this fate for the poor creature I started to embroider a cute kitten nose in a soft pink embroidery thread, but the needle started pulling through the stuffing from inside it’s head.
So now it looks like E.T. with snot blowing out of his nose. Scrap this one and start again.
But I remain cheerful because I read my horoscope in this morning’s paper and it was as follows: “Don’t give in today to discouragement, disillusion, pessimism or disappointment, because then you won’t be ready to receive the unexpected assistance and quite surprising help already on it’s way to you.” How apt! Now I just have to keep an eye out for some kind of surprising help. Maybe it’s that packet of tim tams in the cupboard.