Today’s been sort of odd for me.
I woke up early and, to my credit, actually remained awake. From 8:25AM on, I have been up and doing things. First, I had my breakfast and coffee, plus I took my pills like a big boy. After that, I went into the craft room, figured a few things out for some patterns I am putting together, as well as unboxed some stock dolls for upcoming projects. Then I took a nice shower and did my face routine (homemade coffee and sugar scrub for the win), got dressed, had a bit more coffee, and got a few things together for crafting later.
It was around this time that my niece’s mother texted me. I invited her over (she lives just down the street) and we visited for a bit; Covey was awake at this point. Now we’re ordering some lunch while Covey plays one of her newer PS4 games (Forager). It’s a nice day out (despite some snow earlier), so we have a few of the windows open in the apartment.
Only now that I’m taking a short break do I realize how much I actually got done this morning. This makes me feel good, but at the same time, it worries me. Why can’t I be this productive all of the time? Why does it only come in bursts? Also–why am I most productive when my head is killing me? It’s a bit upsetting, honestly.
Anyway, after we eat (and depending on if our guest returns after she’s thrown her clothing in the dryer), I’m going to disappear into the craft room again I thing. I really would like to start sculpting some of the parts for the dolls I am working on. To do that, I first need to Dremel the legs and feet apart!
(For Muffy and Etoile, I am giving them a slight bend in their legs, digitigrade style. They will be getting cute little hooves as well, and of course, horns! Nox and Balt will be getting horns as well, with Nox’s feet being changed to fit high-heeled shoes. Grell’s base will have something similar done with her feet.)
Speaking of Grell…a lot of her official merchandise has spelled her name “Grelle,” as the English language manga uses. It’s…weird to me? Not that I’m against her changing the spelling of her name to have a more feminine flair, if that’s what she wants. It’s just…everything prior had her name spelled “Grell.” It’s what I’m used to, but even Yana Toboso, the creator/mangaka, has been spelling it “Grelle” as of late.
Ah. Well. Whatever works, I suppose. It’s not like I have much room to talk, really, considering I am legally changing my own name from Kimberly to Devyn.
I realized today that, if I am making a doll of Rumarus, I should probably make Thomas as well. Rum-Rum is my personal character, of course, as is Thomas. They are basically inseparable. Thomas acts as Rum’s servant, but he is also usually the voice of reason. He tends to do Rum’s dirty work outside of the castle, simply because the curse placed upon his master does not work on him. I will probably add him to the line up at some point. I just have to find the right kind of fabric for his suit and for his cloak (his clothing is very otherworldly and shimmery; it’s often compared to the colors of dragonfly wings if they were pressed up against black wool).
Lunch needs to hurry up and get here. I’m freaking hungry. My stomach keeps growling very loudly! We are being bad today and getting pizza. Yum.