I used a book cover from an ARC and added a ghost
in the window for Bryce Eleanor's latest postcard.
She is a cat-lady in the making.
So...to my regret, this ends the Halloween Mail.
The letters I still owe won't arrive before Halloween.
To keep myself busy and avoid the anxiety that becomes worse at this time of year, I decided to make a mouse. I made a pattern for a larger (and very different) mouse than usual and knew the head gusset wasn't going to work like it should, but decided to see what would happen anyway.
What ended up was an awkward head shape. A hat would cover part of it, and there happened to be a crocheted hat on a head of a character I never finished. It covered part of the awkwardness, and the eccentric fellow who emerged is nothing like the mouse I intended, but I liked him. This cap will be changed, but it allowed me to realize I could work with this guy.
I had already changed the pattern a bit (and suspect it will take a third try to match my original idea), but I will try another gusset piece for the head and make longer legs for the next attempt.
This character will be set aside for a time
while I try to figure out where I want to go with him--
because he is a surprise who doesn't fit my original plan.
I saw a cute "letter" filled with tiny Christmas greenery on Pinterest
and decided to make an envelope out of batting.
Another project to keep me busy and keep anxiety and depression at bay.
The Rain Watcher goes on sale today. I really enjoyed this book by Tatiana de Rosenay and reviewed it on my book blog.
Just for Fun