Yesterday (Sunday) was the end of daylight savings in New Zealand. We had to put our clocks back an hour when we went to bed on Saturday night. As we head into winter with our mornings getting darker our evenings will also get darker earlier. On the plus side I effectively got an extra hour in my day yesterday.
Even though it was Sunday, a day when I usually let myself lie in bed and read miniature magazines for an extra hour or so, I was up at 6.30 am. I originally thought I'd just let the dogs out, make a cup of tea and jump back into bed for a while. However, then the vision of my messy work desk came to mind and I decided I would not get any miniatures done unless I sorted out my craft room. I therefore made my cup of tea, checked my emails and blogs and got to it. Doesn't it feel great when you actually have a bit of spare space on your work desk. I know it won't last that long before it will need another tidy up but it feels good for now.
So when my craft space was tidy, and after I had done the required housework in the rest of the house, I found myself sitting at my work desk wondering what to do. I'm still in thinking mode with my Timeless Toys project at the moment and I can't quite motivate myself to move on with it, however I do have a number of kits that I need to make up of items to go into the toy shop so I decided I would do as many of those kits as I could.
I felt really positive I was going to have a good day of making miniatures. However, it turned out to be one of those days.
My day started off with me breaking a lovely miniature glass jug of orange juice. I had always loved the jug as it was really nice quality and looked lovely in scenes and I have had it for many years. It smashed to pieces. Then, in trying to find the pieces of glass I cut my finger. I won't go into details but my day didn't get much better.
However I did manage to make one thing. This is a hobby horse from a Jean Day Miniatures Fabric Panel Kit of Victorian Toys, www.jdayminis.com. Even when making this I pricked my finger with a needle and bled on it!!! Still, at least I completed something.
Hopefully I'll have better luck with making miniatures next weekend.
Perhaps if I send myself a good luck postcard:
I hope you all had a great weekend.