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Lately I seem to be starting most of my journal entries with 'yes, I'm still alive'... ^^;;

Work is piling up. Which is good. It means that we're finally getting somewhere. But it's bad, because I don't have time for anything else anymore.

No leisurely wandering through all my Firefox tabs. No looking through all those new deviations on DA. No playing browser games... >.>

Not quite, but it sometimes seems that way. I do read through all the entries. But then the phone rings, or my partner sends me a message on Skype, and off I go again. >.<

I wanted to do NaNo, but everytime I typed a sentence I ended up erasing it. The muse just isn't talking to me right now. *sigh*

The only non-work thing I *did* do lately, was sew a curtain for my daughter (for her room at boarding school) and a pillow which I've been wanting to make for *ages*! I figured, if I already have the sewing machine out and all the sewing stuff cluttering up my dining room, why not go all the way?

This is how it turned out:



I used this pattern by Amy Butler. I *didn't* use her fabrics, because they run an average of $ 22-28 per meter (a little more than a yard). I went to IKEA instead. ^^;; There I get nice fabrics for about $ 8 a yard. Sometimes even less...

On the other hand, this thing is *huge* (see size comparison with cat) and needs an inordinate amount of stuffing. >.> I had to re-order stuffing because the bag (what the lady is holding in her arms) bag I had wasn't enough. O.o

So if I make another one, it will be the smaller version. ^^;;

Now, back to my stacks of work. My to-do lists are getting longer, rather than shorter... >.>

*HUGS FList*

Keep safe and sound, all! <3 <3 <3

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amarissia
Nov. 21st, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I like the leaf pattern. :)

Busy hands are happy hands, they say. Sucks to not have time for more fun stuff, though.

Cloud: "HI RAVEN! Hello, Kitty!"
ravensilver
Nov. 21st, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
It's one of my favorites. It's available in several color schemes and I bought a few yards of each because I couldn't resist. ^^

Definitely sucks. I haven't even done any nice photography lately, because I haven't had time... >.< But I'm sure it will get better again. Not that it's bad to have a lot of work - not when you've got your own company - but still... ^^

Hi Cloud! I'll tell Eule you said 'hi'. Should I give her a tummy rub from you? :)
(Anonymous)
Nov. 21st, 2011 08:02 pm (UTC)
Cloud: "Yes, yes!" *twirls* "She's such a nice kitty."
ravensilver
Nov. 21st, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
Then I'll do that tonight, before I go to sleep, because she loves to nap on my bed... ^^ I'll be sure to be *especially* thorough in my tummy rubbing. ^^
ardwynna_m
Nov. 21st, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
That is one good-looking pillow. Looks worth the stuffing trouble, at least.
ravensilver
Nov. 21st, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I've been wanting to make one of these for *such* a long time! As soon as I get the additional stuffing, I'll make it nice and solid and then I can use it to put up my feet. :)

Maybe I'll make a few as x-mas presents... If I find the time... >.>
sphinxofthenile
Nov. 21st, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear your business is going well, even if that means less time for fun stuff. Just be sure you get enough rest. <3

Also, that pillow is so damn gorgeous. Now I wish I had one like that too. So pretty, and I really like the fabric.

AND OMG KITTY! :D
ravensilver
Nov. 21st, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's kind of bittersweet. If I had time for all the creative stuff, then that would mean that my business was failing. On the other hand, I do miss doing crafts stuff from time to time.
Winter is coming. I should be able to catch up on my sleep a bit. ^^

Thank you! I love the IKEA fabrics - so many lovely patterns and colours. And I was surprised at how easy the pillow was to make. But I think the next one will be smaller. All that stuffing...! ^^;;

*gg* That's the oldest of my four. Her name is 'Eule', which means 'Owl', because of her big eyes. ^^
sphinxofthenile
Nov. 21st, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
Four cats, wow. :D

Are you not afraid they will confiscate your brand new pillow of awesome? XD
ravensilver
Nov. 21st, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
That just kind of... happened. ^^

Hm... not really, because I think it's too high and - at the moment - too unsteady for them. But I *can* imagine Oskar, our youngest, trying - and falling right off on the other side... *gg*
lil_1337
Nov. 22nd, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
I love the pillow. It looks really comfortable.
ravensilver
Nov. 22nd, 2011 08:48 am (UTC)
Thank you.

It's nice and big. Once I've added more stuffing, you can even sit on it, or put your feet up on it, or drape yourself over it, or...

Yes, it's very comfortable. ^___^

orehime
Nov. 22nd, 2011 08:53 am (UTC)
♥ I love your squishy stool!
paperflower86
Nov. 22nd, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
Wow, that pouf came out really nice. IKEA always has such pretty fabrics, it makes me sad that I can't sew.
ravensilver
Nov. 28th, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ^^

Yes, IKEA does. I can never resist buying a few yards whenever I'm there... ^^;;

Oh, I can't sew, either. But I finally bought a new sewing machine and what do you know? I can at least sew straight seams these days. ^^
sunhawk16
Nov. 27th, 2011 01:31 pm (UTC)
*waves* Awesome foot stool/pillow... you sew very neatly! And glad the business is going well!
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