Time is running out and crafting for the present making challenge is happening in earnest. Grandiose ideas have been set aside for another year, and we are both snatching a little time here and there to try and get the projects done.
I jump between worrying that I am doing too much and then worrying that what I am making is good enough. We are itching to talk about what we are making, and trying to trick the other into giving something away. We talk in innuendo over what we are doing and have come up with a list of crafting euphemisms.
We have been trying to come up with one to cover the incident that happened on Friday when himself had an accident involving a really sharp draw knife and his finger – he has a natural talent for injury (hence the reason why I keep saying no to buying a chainsaw..) and for the second time he managed to cut the hand that was holding the knife. To be fair though, part of the reason for minor injuries is because we do all this outdoors stuff.
He thoughtfully avoided bleeding on the item he was making and called me in that voice that I know and dread the ‘ we probably need to pop over to the cottage hospital’ voice. And off we went to get him stitched ( 4 stitches this time) – I think they will send him a Christmas card we are there often enough.
I am informed the thing he was making was not worth the pain or diesel – but he is not put off and went back to do more – rather cautiously – the next day.
Soooo…. made with blood sweat and tears? It has body?
The other crafting euphemisms are:
feature rich = lots of mistakes
unique design features = unrepeatable mistakes
one of a kind -=couldn’t repeat if even if I wanted to
interesting = erm, yeee..eeees…..
rustic = came from outdoors, probably should have stayed there
artisan = a bit rubbish but I’m making out this is a good thing
patina = second hand and shows it.
country style= a bit wobbly
Even with injury, we are both really enjoying the experience – only hampered by the lack of time and at this stage, both really hoping we want to do this every year… we shall see!