Wow, am I nervous . Shepherd's Harvest is my first ever craft show and I have so many last minute details to get done but am unfortunately working 12 hour nights until Wednesday . I know it will be a great learning experience and I am so excited to be able to meet two Internet fiber friends there but....
will I get everything done in time ?
One of my biggest organizational problems...thanks to Aspergers, is prioritizing . I get so lost in the details of everything that I can't seem to see the forest for the trees . I find that odd, as I am a very logical person in many other respects but this one skill seems to elude me .
An example ? For the past few days I have had an idea to make some fairies and snails because I had found some tiny dolls and large snail shells at the thrift store that I thought were cute . I know that I still need to finish several 80% done felting projects before the show and should not be working on creating anything new, but....I kept seeing the snails and dolls in my mind and they were calling me . I wanted to see what they would look like and the curiosity was just killing me .
So last night, instead of finishing up the bags that still need linings and closures, or the necklace pendant that still need loops for hanging, I made a fairy riding a snail .
The snail shells were boiled with some blue dye and coated with shimmering modge podge, which I also used on the fairy wings and the fairy after painting her blue . She is dressed in a feather boa and scraps of silk with wool yarn hair wrap and booties . .....
back to work, will see if I actually finish some more "almost done" items or feel compelled to work on some more fairies and snails .