Saturday, April 12, 2008

Little Poot

I love all my cats, but Sniffles holds a special place in my heart. She and her siblings were so sick when I rescued them I was scared they would die.

She was the one who got my attention that spring afternoon. Her eyes were still shut, but she was wandering about sounding like an ambulance siren.

After their respitory infections started clear up, the kittens eyes opened and Sniffles eyes were amazingly huge and lovely. She became this wild little streak playing so hard that she would just fall asleep in the middle of a run.

She was the first to learn to use the litter-box, but she plays so hard that she runs to the box and jumps in already in squat position. She's such a smart little thing she learned how to snap the oven light on and off yesterday. I thought a kitchen light was going because of the flickering light I saw from the living room. But no, there was the Wild One standing on the stove, popping the switch on and off.

Her only flaw are her killer farts. She gets all my head and you pick her up and WHAM! I swear her farts are worse than ... I don't know what!

Aw man!!! She just jumped in my lap and got me again.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Writing a How To Book

In my quest to expand my Chat Noir lines, I'm now venturing into writing. I was an Art Teacher for 5 yrs, so writing and planning lessons was second nature to me.

I'm working on directions for a half doll like "Autumn Leaves", but on a smaller scale. I'm also going to show 3 or 4 variations like sculpted, beaded, or embroidery floss hair or maybe even a headdress.

I hope to be sending out trial booklets to my testers soon.
I only have one problem though, every time I finish a section, I find I need to start a new section to expand on new ideas.

I'm worried I may overwhelm my intended students....that's why I asked for people to test the finished lessons. I'm looking forward to hearing their ideas.