It is such at the moment around here, that if I sit down on the couch, I'm likely to fall asleep immediately. My mind remains active, but the body says, err, no, sleep. So when a small window of energetic craftiness takes hold, I tend to do things at speed, spurred on by guilt also that the piles have remained as piles for far too long. But I can atest to the fact the piles do turn into things eventually.
First up Max and I made mini muffins. Blue cakes, as Max would prefer they be called. Really banana muffins with butter icing which should be purple but looks more like grey, and coloured sprinkles on top. Then we moved onto the backtack project, and finished the bag - no peaking, I'll show finished images when the recipient has the Bunny of Bling - for the Bunny to travel in comfort with. Considering Bunny Of Bling comes with many presents, it was absolutely necessary a bag was made as well.
We then moved onto destroying - in the nicest, bestest, possible way - a little pile of fabrics and recreating them as a basket bag for Lisa. I don't want to ruin her surprise, so you'll have to guess for now how all this works. And hope for me that Lisa likes the fabrics and colours I have chosen. The basket bag comes with little accessories, which will have to wait for next week's crafty energy field to come round. It could come tomorrow, Lisa, in case you're fretting, or maybe not. The energy is very sly and doesn't give much away about when it will next return.
And then we gathered up various trims for Eireanns's Trim Swap, packaged them up, added in some extra bits, and they're now waiting to be posted. You didn't think I'd show them all did you? You'll have to wait till Eireann gets them to find out what they are. They all coordinate. Of course. But that's not all. I also got this little item finished:
It's the Sweeten pattern from Rowan Babies, knit in Rowan 4plysoft in a dark charcoal colour, with silver grey bias binding - unbelievably, this is the first time I've worked with bias binding - around the edges and for the ties. I spent the entire night last night watching two really bad movies (one had Arnold Schwarzenegger in it. That says enough really. That and the fact I can't be bothered checking whether I've spelt Arnie's name properly) and hand sewing the bias binding in place, and hand sewing the binding ties together. As soon as I'm done posting, I'm cutting out a little top to go underneath this...Great pattern, by the way. And quick.
But there's still more....And then I made playdough. Following advice and one of the recipes from the new Kiddley site, we made very uneven green playdough which has since been used to:: make dragons, make dinasours, rub through hair, throw across the kitchen, make trains, and dissect into tiny teeny bits to be trodden on.
And I made more piles.