Jacob is the boyfriend of the pinkest of the pink, Ms. Kitty Pink Stars whose pinkness puts me in awe. I think that if I ever had a fan club, Kitty Pink Stars would be the president. She snatches up my mustached men almost as soon as I finish them and then she takes them on amazing adventures, including photographic documentation (much to my delight!). Kitty Pink Stars has a boyfriend who Kitty wanted Pink Cheeked, and here he is below. The part that was the most fun for me was the stubble.
Kitty also wanted another of herself to give to Jacob for Valentine's Day (shhh, don't tell Jacob). I am not finished with her yet, I am still trying to figure out the shoes. Here is a photo of her that I used as inspiration. Isn't she lovely? I think so.
Sewing after such a long break was nice. It took me awhile to motivate myself which could maybe be due to the many gray days we have been having, which I find to be really debilitating, or it could be the fear of getting back to my old obsessive ways. I know other bloggers and Etsy sellers will be able to relate, but the Nichol of 2008 was slightly obsessive about her blog and shop. The stat-checking feature that allows you to see who comes to your blog, from where, and when, for how long was like my version of crack-cocaine! I would check and be thrilled with one thing one day (i.e. "Wow, look at all my readers from Turkey") and then suffer disappointments the next day (i.e. "Where did all my readers from Turkey go?") There are various versions of the same stat-checking tool for Flickr and Etsy, and for 2009 I have sworn all of them off----they are no good for me, they just turn me into a crazy lady and give me mind-rot.
My pain is not doing much better, but at least I know that it must not be due to the sewing, since I didn't get much relief with my break. I went to see an orthopedic surgeon who basically told me there was nothing wrong with me, which I was a little frustrated about. But, I actually feel better immediately after exercising, so I am just not going to stress about it because I actually truly believe the pain is related to stress and anxiety more than anything else, but I don't want to open that can of worms on my happy blog which I am really excited to be back at. I have missed you all! Thanks for reading and see you soon! Happy 2009!