There is something about getting a job after a hiatus that just energizes me. It's like a revelation: I will be useful to society! I will, yet again, be a contributing member. And there is something in the revelation that makes me think: you know what else I should do? I should craft!
And craft I have!
I find it's best for me to ease into a project. I really have a short attention span, as you can tell with my sporadic blog posting. I think calling is sporadic is a little bit generous, but I digress.
I decided cute little plushies are the best way to get in the mood of making things. Because they can be cute so quick I don't get worn out. Because I know if I just finish this last arm it'll be adorable!
If I just finish this last damn arm...
So, boys and girls, say hello to Henry:
Henry now resides in my husbands backpack to assure a safe journey. He has a koala (of an earlier vintage) that sits in his truck, but I felt he needed a friend for his morning treks. And so there was Henry.
Then I decided I needed something to spruce up my new back pack. And I don't want cuddly mammals. Oh no... I want a power up!
And this morning I stumbled upon a lovely pattern: a power up just for me. I did change it slightly, making his bottom flat so he would sit straight, and adding a few rows. But they were perfect. Exactly what my life was missing.
And with it I will be unstoppable at that first day of work. People will see me strut by with him dangling from my backpack and they'll know: she is awesome and I must be her friend right now!
That or they'll wonder why I have a mushroom hanging from my bag... because they have no idea how awesome it really is. And if that ends up being the case... well... I don't want to talk to them anyways.
But I do love bacon.