Needling Away

As I was attaching his arm I realized little Thulu looked a bit dictatorial.

Would you look at that, a week went by and I didn’t pop in to say hello. I hate to say we’re off to a bad start, but that’s clearly the situation. Ah well, I’m here now to tell you about my adventures in Crafty Town over the past while.

First off I completed a few needle felted fellows of note. There’s little Thulu, a future world leader to be sure and his birdlike friends, feathery and malevolent fiends. I’ve learned the blue fellow is called Jerry but his given name is Witherford the 14th Earl of Downyfield. It would appear that he has quite a seedy past. His half-step-uncle cried fowl play when he found Jerry standing over his sleeping half-step-aunt. Turns out she hadn’t slept a wink in 20 years and the entire family was convinced she was dead when she finally went down for a few winks. Mayhaps Jerry had something to do with it, or it could be he was just in the wrong nap nest at the wrong nap time. The maroon bloke, Carlos, has recently been let out on parole after a hefty sentence for 1st degree littering. Needless to say he’s one hard-boiled brother. The three of them have been terrorizing my plant stand for the past few days but are now off to meet their new families through my adopt-a-felted-felon program.

Also I received as a gift an Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S photo taking robot. My first photos are now hanging on one of the most discerning fridges I’ve ever met. I look forward to inventing projects for this camera. So far I am delighted with the little machine. It’s easy to load, even if you haven’t loaded film into a camera in say 10 years or more. The directions are printed in both word form and simple picture form, which is nice in case I decide to drink my way to delirium and then schedule a tiny photo shoot. The credit card sized photos are so much fun and remind me of yesteryear when camera robots spit out your images immediately. Having to really consider the composition of your image is adding a bit of worry to my photo taking. Since the advent and massive distribution of digital cameras, I haven’t really concerned myself with getting my photo right on the first shot. Careful use of the film is upping the ante, but the photos are worth it. Plus think of all the fun that can be had taking inappropriate pictures and mailing them to your confused relatives.

That’s all for now, hope you have fun out there in the cold sea of the internet!

Henny Penny