I could blame it on the heat (which is crazy hot right now) or the lack of sleep it is causing. Whatever it is that caused it I have been restless and indecisive all week. But finally I got my butt into gear and forced myself to do something to focus my mind for a while.
When I started looking at wet felting my original intention was to make felt balls. But when I found out that you can wet felt rocks and soap of all things I was intrigued. I haven’t found any rocks worth felting yet but I finally tried felting a bar of soap.
I didn’t honestly expect it to look as ‘good’ as it did for my first attempt (and only third attempt at wet felting overall) but it came out pretty well I think. Well enough to make me think that my whole family is getting felted bars of soap for Christmas! The soap cost $1.59 for 4 bars and the felt goes a long way so these are super cheap to make for a whole bunch of people and are useful too. Plus they smell so good!
The heat has had other effects besides my laziness. My strawberries have exploded!
We had those two tiddlers a couple of weeks ago but these are the first proper harvest from my first ever grown thing. Seven *big* red juicy strawberries lovingly homegrown by me. I was worried for a while because they were squishy and some were rotting and I couldn’t figure out if it was too much water or not enough. Well I left them alone and these big fat mama’s grew. Does it count if I grew them by doing absolutely nothing?
And because I am a big softie here’s a gratuitous photo of the lump who owns me. He’s been allowed outside for over a week now and life is so much nicer because of it but he still loves sleeping inside in front of the fan – such a fan hog.
I’ve just written all about these things I made and grew and the great big, shedding, scabby cat and I can’t help but think “wow, I feel lucky today. I am content with my life”. And now I am off to have ice cream and homegrown strawberries. Sigh.