Thursday, December 16, 2010

Every time a bell rings, a Clarence gets his wings

K, so there were no bells ringing really.  More accurately, the title should read, "Every time there is a big fatty snow storm and the roads get really bad so Cassandra stays home from her day job and gets to live her dream of running her own business for a day where all she's required to do is sew and craft (and maybe clean the house a little), Clarence gets his wings".  But, see?  That's really just way too long.

So on Tuesday, I did get to live my dream for a day.  I got up bright and early and got right to work.  I pretended (grownups are still allowed their pretending from time to time, right?) that I was a stay-at-home Me.  And I ran my day accordingly.  Which was sooooo very nice.  Because, honestly, it's hard working a full time day job and then coming home and having to put your all into what you really love - your own work.  Some(most)days I just feel too drained.  And uncreative.  And blah.  And I hate that.  (Any other crafters still requiring dayjobs have any helpful input on this subject?)

So having a day all to myself to really see what it'd feel like - was bliss.  I felt charged!  I was ready!  I had so many ideas!  What's that, Clarence?  You say it's about darn time you got yourself some wings already?!  I couldn't agree more.

So I whipped out my trusty old sewing machine (b/c although I really prefer handstitching, I couldn't figure out a quality way to handstitch a few of the steps that he needed) and got crackin.  And yes that's the owner's manual.  My machine and I....we're just not that close.  I wish we were.  Hopefully one day we will be.  But we're not there yet.

And spent a few hours on getting these babies just right.

Oh!  And a little while ago, Clarence got a beak.  I don't think I've shared that with you yet.  What do you think?!

I'm digging it.  Clarence is turning out to be one fly fella.

1 comment:

Shawna said...

Okay, I just LOVE the Clarence posts....even if he wasn't my little Clarence. Love the wings!!!

Yeah, I too wish I was a stay-at-home me. Bummer real life has to get in the way, isn't it? There is never enough hours in the day to get work, cleaning, studying and cooking done, let alone add in creative time. There are no hard and fast rules to getting it in there except to schedule yourself the time and consider it as a sort of part time job. That's the only way I get any of it done is to just tell myself "well, I have to work at the other job tonight from this time until that time" and then take myself off to "work".

Some days it works, other days it doesn't.

I am insanely jealous though of your crafting space. One day I am getting a room of my own... one day.

Hope you have a very merry Christmas girl!