Max was almost finished a few weeks ago, but he was missing the perfect pull chain. I knew in my head what it should be and so I was pleased beyond anything when a kind blog friend - Vee of 'The Bearister Bookcase' - offered to send me some treasures (knowing that they would probably be pulled apart and used in various ways). In the packet that arrived was a lovely thin black chain, which was perfect and had a tiny clasp onto which I could fix the red vintage button I'd put to one side. So thank you very much to Vee, for all the little things which will be put to good use.
I am still tussling with my online course - with a grand total fifty photos, it just needs a few additional demo videos, which is a whole new territory for me. I made the mistake of looking at other online needle felt projects, most of which seemed to have all manner of perfectly groomed (and younger) presenters, bells, whistles and even music, which completely shook my confidence as my demo videos are very simple. Just my hands, needle felting. Added to which my recorded voice sounds - odd. I can't work out if it sounds a bit posh, a bit West Country or a bit growly. Or a strange mixture of all three. However, I'm sure that's completely normal, and I will have to get over myself.
I don't think balancing a laptop on a precarious pile of DVDs is the standard way of shooting mini movies, but it seems to work, so long as there isn't a tractor rumbling by while I'm narrating.