I am finally done with the crayon roll project! Both of my special orders will be going out in the mail today and I can start on some new projects. I am definitely still feeling empowered to create and it is awesome. I finished the last of the rolls just moments ago. My recycling bin is filled with crayon boxes and my pinking shears may actually need to be replaced, though I will get as much life out of them as I can till then. My hand is also quite sore from pinking them all. The thickest point of the roll has 5 layers of felt to pink through. Anyone that has pinked before can appreciate the difficulty of that. I actually have a lot of pinking ahead of me because it is time to start stocking up on freezie sleeves, but I will definitely let my hand heal first!
The Cat Returns is one of my favorite animated films. The end song, Kaze Ni Naru, is one of my favorite parts and gave me the longing to play the ukulele. I found just the uke for me here in Montreal. It is part musical instrument and part souvenir of Quebec. I am not terribly good at it yet, but I am starting to get this song down. Once I have it figured out, I will either attempt to learn the words so I can sing along, or move on to another great song. In the meantime, here is a great cover of the song by someone who has been playing a lot longer than I have.