Wow. It's been a long time since I last posted to this site, hasn't it? I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with life and the twists and turns that come with it - I had intended to take a short break from posting, but before I knew it, 2 years have passed. 2 whole years. Much has happened in these years (I'm married now!), but a lot has also remained the same. Peculiar how that happens. But I missed chronicling my projects here; I missed reading notes from people who happened to drop by; I missed feeling connected to and being inspired by the wonderful online craft community; I missed blogging. And so, I am back.
It's finally starting to warm up around here, and little splashes of green are starting to pop up all over the place. I imagine people are getting out their trowels and shovels to put their hands into the earth, get a little dirty, and grow mighty plants from seeds and sprouts. I'm very jealous. I've only taken care of houseplants so far, and I haven't had much luck keeping them thriving for an extended period of time. Since I was a little girl, I dreamed of growing my own fruits and vegetables in my yard, and sharing them with my friends and family. Unfortunately, yards are hard to come by in the city, so I'll have to continue dreaming for a while...or make my own play garden. A radish garden, yum yum.
But something was amiss...radishes kept vanishing, one after the other without a trace. Suspicious, I spent a full day keeping watch of my garden and found...
Ninjabun! And what a crafty bun he is. He moves silently from one garden to the next, blending in to all that surrounds him. Slowly, slowly, he approaches his target...
Artfully, with a practiced hand, he snuffs the life out of his prey. (Ninjas are scary that way!)
After completing his task and with his belly full (I could not bear to share the gruesome images of the ferocious attack), Ninjabun vanishes from sight, as if he had never come.
I used a fun pattern from Mochimochi. I made radishes instead of carrots, duplicate-stitched the "ninja suit" around ninjabun's face, and gave him a tail.