Have I been busy or what? I finished my little custom order this morning and actually finished my goal for the day on my huge crayon roll order! I am really excited about that because it means I might be able to get a little ahead. My goal was to finish all 16 monster rolls in 2 weeks and I do believe I could finish a day early. I had forgotten how time consuming they are to make when I made the 2 week deadline but found that it would be exactly the right amount of time. I can get the last 8 pinned together today and, if not tonight, be able to sew them tomorrow thus finishing 1 day early, YAY! I am really excited about this project, not just because of the size of the order. It gave me some serious motivation to hit the sewing machine again. After having had about 2-3 months without creating anything new, it pushed me to start again and I am looking forward to working on some fun new projects now.
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.