Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Sheepish Mice and Dead Hair.....

Well I've made the mouse's head so far.....

Looks like a sheep to me!

A few tweaks later: got rid of the fluffy haircut, added a nose and smile, threaded in some whiskers and raised the ears a wee bit....and.... mouse?Hmmm.... now for the body. I need to nip into town and get a new needle-felting needle. I could only find two. I snapped one (OUCHHH!) and the other is getting a wee bit blunt. If this mouse-head is going to get a body I shall need a new pokey poke poke tool.

This is for an online mouse-swap, by the way. There's a link in the left-hand column to the blog behind it, if you're curious!

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I've just got back from the hairdresser.
I told her that I needed a good trim because my dry, brittle ends are driving me crazy. I just can't stop fiddling with them, tying them up and even snapping them off.

The hairdresser looked through my hair, tweedling it with her fingers and making long-drawn-out, studious hmmmm noises.

"Well," she sighed, shaking her head, "the thing is, all this hair here is dead."
Before I could think, I blurted out, "Well I should damn well hope so, or it'll bloody hurt like Hell when you start cutting into it!"
Erm..... it was one of those "Did I really say that out loud?" moments.

Feeling guilty, (though God alone knows why, if they will insist on coming out with such silliness) I allowed myself to be talked into buying one of their special conditioners. You know, twice the price of your usual one from Boots, but in a more plasticky bottle and an odd "designer" name on it. [Sigh] Never mind. At least it smells good :)


i beati said...

really sweet and cute your mind just boggles me so you liked my zingy Christmas card..sk

Pinkllilac said...

Wow Helena I just love this mouse hes so cute. Funny story about yout hair but I do know what you mean lol.

Hugs Linda

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Luxury conditioner? Yes! BECAUSE YOU'RE WORTH IT!!! :o)

Julie said...

Your mouse looks very sweet, I love his whiskers. You deserve a treat with your hair conditioner. I thought you were going to say she'd cut it all off!

Ginger Jasper said...

That mouse is so cute. I also think you are so deserving of a treat after what you have ben through.. HUgs GJ x

Angel and Kirby said...

Very cute mouse! can't wait to see the body!

Lorianna said...

Mousie is very cute!
I understand about the hair issue. Mine is very dry right now too. Hopefully the new conditioner will help. Let it soak into the strands for a bit before rinsing. That does the trick.
So your Mum is feeling better? It must be nice to be home again, but it's hard to not worry. I am keeping you both in my thoughts. If the kitty pee smell is still lingering you may need to get a special cleaner with "enzymes". Supposedly it gets rid of the bacteria that causes the stinky. It does work. Cricket likes to do that when she's in a "mood" and I have to get out the bottle of stink remover. :)
Keep warm and snuggly and know that you are in my thoughts dear Helena!

Feronia said...

Well done Helena! - I think we all have "things I wish I'd said to the hairdresser but didn't" moments. Last time I went, she didn't listen to a thing I said and then concoted my hair into some bizarre construction called "a princess ponytail". Couldn't wait to get home to brush it out!!