HOLLY THE HEDGEHOG SLEPT IN THE BACK SHED
THE BROOMS AND THE BRUSHES, THEY DIDN'T COMPLAIN,
WRAPPED IN A POUND NOTE, LIKE A PAPER OVERCOAT,
OUT OF THE WAY OF THE WIND AND THE RAIN.
I ran out of the spotted fabric so am having to make do and mend! The spotty is a linen finish and came from Fabricland in Salisbury - brilliant value at £3.99 a metre. I bought it last year though so it's probably all gone now. Wish I'd bought double......
I'm just lining up the completed zip section with the top of the lining. It always looks wrong at this point but you just have to trust yourself, lol!
This one is slightly shorter, height wise - it's going to be a knitting bag for my brother's partner, Ros. I'm making a bigger one for Annie C as we speak. And thank you to Anne for buying the original from last week. All profits are going to Crafty Gashead Zoe's fundraiser.
The doggy bag (!!) is still free if anyone would like it :-)
I have been a good girl and busting my stash but my lovely hubby had given me a Christmas voucher for an online company, Fabric Rehab, and this is what I got with it. So, it's not like spending proper money, is it? You know what I mean! All the fabric was from the sale section, so I really got my money's worth. The ricrac will come in handy for all sorts of projects......
All the Hooters I made went off to Zoe's this week. this was how I found them one morning (Rhys had been creative!)
I made one more, for a birthday prezzy but can't show you it for a while. But I decided to have a change and make the other pattern I got......
Meet Herbie the Hedgehog! Isn't he sweet? He needs a home too, so if you're interested, drop me an email (again, for Zoe) I really enjoyed making him, the pattern runs up really easily and there were less bits to sew on than for the Hooters! I think this gold colour tinsel yarn is really effective for his Hedgie Spikes :-)
And lastly, you know how it is. Something arrives out of the blue and just makes you happy...
A gorgeous little handmade notebook and a pretty, sparkly card from WOYWWer Lisa M (Lisa's Craft Garden). I love them, they just cheered me up on a down day. Thank you Lisa, it was a really lovely surprise!!
If only we could bottle the sharing and caring that runs through Julia's blog...we'd make a fortune! Have a great week :-)