Debbie's Doings

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Friday, September 11, 2009

overwhelmed...again.

I know...I'm supposed to blog every week about the new project I've done, but guess what, my wallet was such a hit that I've had friends requesting them, so I've been working on more of those recently, instead of a new project.

Ok, so it's not like I haven't been working on projects- I just keep getting new things thrown my way that I didn't plan on doing and have thus being limited, extremely limited, in what I can do with my time. Currently on my plate I have production work for The Lorax opening in 3.5 weeks which includes a lorax costume made of orange furry fabric, two pairs of green hairy gloves, two brown bear suits to track down (and if I can't track them down, then I need to make them), and a green outfit of some sort for the Once-ler. Two pairs of fisherman pants to make, a papason chair cushion to create, two wallet orders to fill, two dresses to be made, a jacket for myself (which I'm really looking forward too, if I get around to it sometime!), two costume pieces for a show that opens the week after the Lorax show- I need to make pleather hot shorts and a pleather bolero jacket...and I'm shaking my head at this as I see what I've written. It's true though.

So as you can see, I am quite swamped at the moment, and that's not all I have to do! That's just the sewing work I have. We won't even go into the large amount of work at the theatre I have to do, the ongoing work of finding a second job to pay bills, and the attempt to have some sort of social life.

I will try to get some pictures up of projects as I get them done...next on my list today are the wallets (because I can press away while Elijah sleeps) and helping Laura prep food for Elijah's second birthday party tomorrow. It's going to be a crazy animal party with a Lion cake and fish cupcakes...hilarious. This morning I made chocolate chip cookies for it and used cookie cutters to cut out animals of them- cute but messy and I nearly burned down the house in the process (dropped cookie dough into the oven and had enough smoke in the kitchen that my eyes were burning). Good times. I'll try to get some pictures up of something soon.