It started with the monster hat I made for my neighbor's child, so I decided to create another monster hat to while away the hours I was spending at the theater for my daughter's play rehearsal:
Which led to kids begging for hats. I didnt really want to take money from kids but I also couldn't keep up with the demand likely to be generated from giving away free hats, so I told them to donate to the theater if they end up taking one of my hats. Before the show was over, I got one more theater-hat knocked out:
|Bad pic, but its not my kid, so I didnt want to show a face.|
Then there was a hospital stay for my son, doctors' appts and general stress related to my son's medical condition, so more hats were made in a frenzy of yarn and hooks...
|Crazy Cat Lady needs make up|
|From cats to birds to pigs, oh my...|
That's my family in Angry Bird. We havent been able to schedule a photoshoot yet, but it will happen and it will be made of awesome! Although cannonball bird came out a bit small for my son and I wasnt feeling it for him, so I made him Yellow Bird.
|Definitely feeling it now.|
Oh and in the midst I tried a Dr Seuss inspired stocking cap that turned out cute and made another to use up some babyish yarn I had on hand. Which prompted my 3yr old to ask "Who that hat for, mama?" I replied, "No one, I just needed to use up some yarn I had." She then said, "So you can buy some more yarn!" Yes, child. You get me. You really do! (Now dont tell Daddy!)
Oh and I also knocked out a couple AB hats for a friend, coming up with the features for Girl Bird on my own. That was fun.
And I have another monster hat in progress (got another play gearing up, need to keep my fans happy!) and I finished an owl hat that had been waiting for a face for months.
|And the heavens opened up and shone their approval upon the crocheted owl, and there was joy and stuff.|
Also mixed in that pile are 3 random hats that may become monsters or owls or puppies or some random critter whenever the fancy may hit me.
Yeah, I'm crazy. But I suppose its a better outlet for my stress than barbituates.