How the heckity heck did that happen? After the whirligig of Christmas the dust is finally beginning to settle (sadly literally as well as metaphorically) and my feet are slowly drifting back toward the ground. So many things have happened that it's tricky to know where to start so I'll begin with an image from my new Rob Ryan calendar.
No stepping stones for us
Because we choose to stand together
And feel the icy water flowing between our toes
And around our ankles.
This water is not deep
But deep enough to make us feel alive with life
And with love.
Aaah that's nice isn't it?
Back to the everyday. Last week saw everyone return to work/ college/ university and I fully intended to settle down and compile lovely little boards of 'things that happened in 2013'. Sadly this was not to be. This darned family of mine insisted on being fed and having - wait for it - CLEAN clothes - as well as expecting the house to miraculously transform from a winter wonderland into a spick and span palace awaiting the return of Spring (and so my imagination floats on...) Suffice to say as far as me old blog was concerned I just didn't know where to start. So I didn't. Then I started something else.
Do you want to see that something?
Get on with it!
Oh dear - I feel as though I've built it up too much now. I apologise.
Here it is.
It's a DOLL! It has bendy knees and everything.
Do you want to see it in colour?
Sadly the light isn't too condusive to picture taking at the moment but you get the idea.
Old dolly here was sitting on the table like this, quite happily minding her own business, when Little Sis entered the room with a shriek. Maybe I should have warned her? Maybe we've enjoyed too much Doctor Who? She was, shall we say, a little bit 'freaked'. I promised her that things would improve once old dolly had some hair - and so the wig making began.
Now Mr K and I go back a long way - eighteen years in fact - and yet I think even he was slightly worried when he saw me searching for tutorials on dolly wigmaking.
But it worked!
Want to see?
Excuse me while I have a quick word.
Come on dolly you're on camera
Sit up properly
Now give us a smile.
Cue the dramatic music
What's that? You can't smile yet? I'm going to have to give you ... a face?!
Oh dear - memories of distraught bunnies and manic elves are haunting me. I've been practising. I've bought a vanishing fabric marker and everything. And yet ...oh dear. It was all going so well.
Wish me luck dearest bloggy friends and please cross all that is possible to cross in the hope that old dolly here doesn't end up in the next Chucky movie. Now I'm off to search for a 'stitching a face on a rag doll' tutorial. Poor Mr K.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!