Hi Friends! I hope everyone is doing well. I am just getting back to my day job today after being on vacation for about a week to attend a Salute to Supernatural (the TV show) convention.
Yep. That pretty much sums up my thoughts about today. Although, I did spend a lot of Monday and Tuesday working at my “second” job – the one that is a lot more chill and forgiving – which is making Luvvies.
I had debated while I was away, whether or not I was going to bring my crochet; but, we already had so much that we were taking, I didn’t want to bring even more. Even though I only was away from my hooks for a few days, I found that I really missed having the hook and yarn in my hands – more than I thought I would.
I had such joy Monday afternoon when I was able to sit down and start creating again – although there was some worry that I would be rusty – even from the little time that I had been away.
I chose this sweet lil’ dinosaur as my first project to ease back into. She was quick to work up, and the bright colors and contrast of colors made her super fun to play with. As with most of my Luvvies, I had to wrestle her from my daughter (who wants one of everything that I make).
Because the dinosaur worked up quicker than I expected and turned out better than I expected for a new pattern, I felt encouraged to try something else a little new. I also wanted to try something a little summery.
I found an adorable pattern for a jellyfish and decided to make this lil’ jellybean. I decided to use a rainbow effect pattern because not only is it summer, but June is Pride Month, and I wanted to do something to reflect that, as well.
The pattern for the frilly border was more complicated than I originally imagined, and the little smile got a little crooked once the stuffing was added, but over all, I couldn’t be more happy with how this mischievous lil’ cutie turned out. Of course, all my Luvvies have their own personalities – those personalities may change when they reach their forever homes, but for me, ‘Bean is a full of spirit and mischief.
Case in point? Her jumping on my head and deciding to hang out for a bit. (Yes, I have far too much fun testing the Luvvies after they are created).
So, now that I am back from vacation, I am energized to work on new designs and patterns to see what works best for the Luvvies that I can share with you. The downside is I’m back to working two jobs, plus full-time Mom duty, so it’s back to burning the candle at both ends. Oh well, it’s worth it in the end to have such adorable lil’ friends to play with and help spread joy to others.
Hugs and love,