Yesterday I finished the neutral chemo cap and a secret surprise project, and today I came really, really close to finishing one of these:
It started with black buttons. I have a large stash of craft buttons, "real" buttons, and just cleaned up on some clearance buttons. Know what I don't have? Black buttons. ANY black buttons. This:
Then, instead of a button mouth, I was going to hand embroider a quick little mouth. Except that I don't have any black embroidery thread. None. So, I practiced satin stitching with tapering until I thought I had it close enough--and snowmen probably have crooked smiles anyway, right?
Notice anything else missing yet? The pattern calls for orange felt for the carrot nose--which I would have sworn that I had, but don't, nor do I have any orange fabric without prints--which again, I was sure I had. I'm thinking they can either live without noses or if I just get one square of orange craft felt that it doesn't really qualify as "fabric" exactly. Of course, I'm not allowed to make any rash decisions right now, as I'm still in complete shock that there wasn't just ONE thing I didn't have--which would have been surprising enough--but THREE things I didn't have.
What's next? Yarn I don't have??????????