New Smiley Plushie!

So excited! I have a new Snitchcat Smiley plush to reveal! And it’s all thanks to a friend. She doesn’t know. Yet. She gets it today, so the reveal comes after the event.

Where is the reveal? Over on my Patreon page: Snitchcat’s Carriers of Light.

You’ll see it if you’re a patron. You’re not a patron yet? Why so? 🙂  How do you become a patron? Sign up (it’s free) and pledge a minuscule amount (PayPal works).You decide how much and you can cancel at any time. You’re charged on the first of each month until you cancel. And you only get charged for each complete Carrier of Light.

So get thee to mine Patreon page! 🙂
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New Smiley Plushie!

Cold Days, Interesting Times

Some days are harder to bear than others. They may last a week or just 8 hours, but their duration is moot when you’re trying to get through them.

Things are interesting. And handling them in cold weather is interesting.

Why the mystery? An interesting question.

Do you know the sentiment, “May you live in interesting times”? This is no blessing. It’s not a curse, either. And it isn’t Chinese or ancient. In fact it’s just a phrase that was uttered during a meeting in the 1970s and its origins are Western.

The statement is meant to be neutral or maybe mysterious. I think it’s ironic: interesting times. Lots to deal with; lots to see and do. Some bad, some good, some neutral. There is no mystery unless you ascribe it.

It’s all perspective. 

Cold Days, Interesting Times

Embroidery with Rain, Cats & Warm Pens

Some days provide an unsurpassed tranquility that is much needed. Today is one such. After a rough week or two, the pouring rain’s staccato song soothes, a kitty curled up next to me warms and comforts, and sewing with NatGeo in the background calms.

Not paying much attention to NatGeo (it was broadcasting “Mystery Files: Leonardo Da Vinci” as of writing), sewing concentration is almost absolute. As it should be. Embroidering my logo and verion number on a softie panel takes quite a lot of focus. Phsyical energy not so much. Mental energy, yes. Then the body demands a break, at which point you realise you’ve finished the logo and the version number for two softies. And it’s time for tea. With a side of writing. Kitty obliges and gets up. Pen is warm, ‘cos she’s been sleeping on it, so the ink flows well even on a cold day. But the paper smells of kitty. Um… heh. Warm ink and pen is good!

How long has this embroidery taken? Approximately 2 – 3 hours if the NatGeo programmes are any measure. Involved false starts and wrong stitches (that were easily corrected), but: Handsewn logos and version numbers! Not identical. But certainly mine.

Oh, the pair was for one set of softies; the other set will commence soon.

Anyway. Need to “experiment”: Will embroider features on the other set. See how my technique turns out. If I am satisfied, will continue, otherwise will purchase more material. After all, shipping substandard work is anathema to a start-up. (^_^)

Embroidery with Rain, Cats & Warm Pens

Orders the First, Confirmed!

I should feel happy, excited, overjoyed. Instead, yesterday’s ickiness has flowed into today; it’s numbing. I should be Snoopy-dancing. Nope. I’m lamenting a bundle of stuff.

The orders are for custom-made Snitchcat Smileys. I won’t be sharing the designs because these are exclusively for friends. So, until said friends receive the Smileys, I’m keeping mum on the designs. (^_^)

Orders the First, Confirmed!

Writing Project #2 Stalled

Attempted to return to an old writing project. The characters are good; they’re quirky and powerful. And they’re some of my favourites. And I cannot find the right story for them.

When did I create these characters? Over 10 years ago. But their forms were very different, though their cores remained unchanged. Their aesthetics evolved over the years, though. And I evolved, too. Perhaps I outgrew them? Maybe I’m also in a very different place, as well.

In this case, would it be better to let them go? Or recreate them anew? Perhaps both?

We’ll see.

Writing Project #2 Stalled