Yesterday ended up being another early start. I was awake at 5:30 so I said to myself that I might as well get up and paint some hands and doll faces. Because the sun was up...
I got the painting things done and still had some time so I got the last few details done on the last hunt seat doll, the side saddle doll and the driving doll. And because I was done and didn't have to leave right away, I set up this fun photo. That one went up on Instagram before the weird issue where no photos were showing up on Facebook or Instagram. I got no notifications all day. It was really peaceful.Here's another shot of the last 3 dolls in my Breyerfest doll making spree. I think they are fun. I wanted to get a group photo of ALL the dolls, but that didn't happen. Maybe later today.
I shared this magnet on FB (also before the weird no photo issue). My mom got it for me years ago. Hey, sometimes I am neat. But not always because cleaning is awful. But that is probably what I am going to do for a week after I ship all the dolls and things off to Jackie. I have done bits and pieces of cleaning, but it has been almost all dolls, all the time, for about 2 weeks. My house needs some extra attention. And Travis needs some extra attention. And I need to go through all my doll stuff and figure out what I am low on or out of. I did order a bunch more dolls yesterday. And paint and some brushes. I am pretty sure I need ultra suede and nailheads. So yeah, I need to organize and figure out what I need to restock.
Yesterday I got a deep tissue massage. Some of it kind of hurt a lot. But I have some very abused and neglected muscles. Between carrying a backpack for an entire school year, all the running and the fact that I make dolls, I have done horrible things to basically my whole body. So I started to try to work on fixing that. Deep tissue massage is nothing like a relaxation massage, but I would rather hurt for a bit and feel better for awhile, than feel great for an hour and then go back to hurting. Right now my joints and my neck are all crunchy. I take that as a good sign.
I finished up a bunch more chaps and have a few more in the works. But I think I will be all done and ready to ship on Friday. My plan was to work until basically the last second and ship on Saturday morning. Looks like I won't have to do that. And I will have a bit more than I was thinking I could manage. I am feeling pretty accomplished. Or maybe I will feel totally accomplished when I get the group photo of the dolls and get everything packed up and shipped. I wonder what I will do when I am not making dolls all day, every day.