Verb: pootle
poo-t(u)l To move in a leisurely unhurried way,
with no real purpose


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

This week I have mostly been ....

This week I have mostly been .... 
.... making dog crate covers !
It would appear that , just like me, Otto likes to be hidden away, snug as a bug when he sleeps,


and so, whilst it is not the most interesting of makes, 
my time has been spent whizzing three crate covers together on the sewing machine.


This one at home is by far the cosiest
but he quite happily settled in to his one at Nursery this morning after a 
manic twenty minute charge around.


Our week off  just seems to have flown by with every minute packed full to bursting.
We have had lovely visits from friends who came with arms full of these beautiful sunflowers,


and ....
wait for this ....
a bar of ' Aristocratic Milk Chocolate '
from none other than Downton Abbey itself !!
I know !


It is safely tucked away in my fridge and all have been issued with a very stern warning that it is absolutely not to be touched, not even in times of serious chocolate emergencies, as this is to be eaten by me ( I may possibly share with the other half .. maybe ) during the first episode of the new series.

Nursery is looking all shiny and new after its paint and polish and odds and ends from the crate covers came in very handy for some little strings of bunting


and some seat covers that are now in the staff room.



We did of course manage to fit in a trip to The Meatball Shop, otherwise known as Ikea,
and the usual cramming of shopping into the car boot followed.


Also very excitingly this week I have reached 100 Likes on my Facebook - 
and you know who just happened to be the 100th person - 
my bestest friend in the whole wide world Jane, who has now joined the world of Facebook - yay !


 

There was of course time for crochet and
 I can now safely say I am on the home run with my blanket.


I am so nearly there with the border.


All that's needed then is a quick block and its ready to be packed up with all of Immi's things
 as she heads out in to the big wide world.


25 comments:

  1. A lovely post!! Would you consider possibly doing a tutorial for the dog crate cover??!? X

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    1. Hi Helen, Yes I'm sure I can put something together. I'll put my mind to it ! K x

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    2. Ooooh! Wonderful! Thank you! X

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  2. I would also be hugely interested in a sort of a tutorial for the doggy bench cover !!! They look great !!

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    1. I'll certainly give it a go Ingrid x

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  3. Those covers look great. Very smart indeed. The blanket looks gorgeous too, a fantastic Kate special bobble edging too! J x

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  4. I'd better not let the whippets see this. The five of them sleep in their crates at night but each just has a blanket thrown over it. I don't want them getting ideas. Otto's crate is clearly a classy affair :)

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    1. That's funny Annie ! I wont say a word to the gorgeous whippets xx

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  5. Otto certainly seems to be making himself at home and enjoying his new quarters! Your staff room is lovely such homely little touches. xx

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  6. Lovely post Kate, your staff room looks lovely and cosy - a far cry from where we sat if there was time! L Anne xx

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  7. The blanket's looking lovely, and I love the cage covers for your sweet doggie. How nice that he is happy to curl up all nice and cosy. CJ xx

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  8. I definitely think you should sell those crate covers (crate cosies???), they look fab and obv work for Otto anyway :)
    Jillxo
    ps lucky staff, your staff room looks lovely!

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    1. Like 'crate cosies' because that's exactly what they are !! K xx

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  9. The crate covers are so clever! I think that's a great idea.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer - Otto certainly seems to like it ! K x

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  10. I love your crate covers Kate, I may be making one myself soon :o) so can I join the request list for a 'how to'? Your grey blanket looks lovely too. Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Jane xx

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    1. You certainly can Jane, I'll let you all know when I've put it together, K x

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  11. Hi Kate, thank you so very much for blogging. Here in America crocheting and giving handmade gifts is not as well received as it seems to be in Europe. Sadly what my mother taught me will not continue with my daughter. She has no interest in either crocheting or knitting, she seems to think of it as what old people do. Again that's America, of course, none of my friends do either themselves. I am so grateful you share it keeps me motivated. Blessings for you.

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoy coming for a Pootle Pamela, I get a lot of pleasure from sharing all my makes in my little blog space. K x

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  12. Hi Kate, your crate cover looks beautiful. I wish our dog would love his crate but as she is getting older (11 years by now) she seems to prefer the sofa :-). I love your blanket, How can you crochet so fast? I also started a blanket but I'm far from finishing. Have a nice evening, Viola

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    1. Thank you Viola, I'm afraid we have very spoilt doggies as they get to sneak on to the sofa too !
      K x

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