Thursday, September 4, 2008

Crafting, by way of distraction

I have to go in this afternoon for a colonoscopy. Not that anyone really wants to know that, right? But there ya go. And I've been really feeling stressed about it. I fear the answers it may bring. I don't even want to talk about it but my head keeps on tossing out these images of what could be. So what do I do? I keep busy. I couldn't focus on things for the bubster's school fair so I did other things that were just for me.

Yesterday, I repaired this small cabinet. Part of the mosaic had been pulled off by our movers (another story there but suffice to say, they sucked!!) I still have to grout but it is all in place now. Even the bubster noticed!

Then. I got to work on making these cute little Steiner dolls from this tutorial over at Soozs. I've been meaning to make these little guys for so so long now. So, yesterday I did it. They are really lovely. The wool stuffing has made them feel weighted, which feels nice in one's hands, given their small size.

And at the beginning of the week, I finished this unfinished project - a lace pattern shrug. I think it turned out pretty nice. The lace was easy to do (if I didn't get distracted... wait... what? Where am I again??) and the overall look is nice (will grace you with a photo of me wearing it some other time....) I think if I do it again, I will make it smaller and in a light, spring colour. But all in all, I'm pleased.

So, this is how one can go about distracting oneself from worrying about bad news. Just go make something. Darn it.

I will let you know how it goes. My hope is that I can come on here and say, Yeah! I'm ok!


Lissy said...

Looking forward to reading that all was OK...sending you MUCH love Karin!!! I love all your craft AND your wonderful art...

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

I hope you can come back and say that too. Will be waiting to hear.

Your shrug is gorgeous.

SandyR said...

Thinking of you and hoping the news is all good.