Just as rain stops play at a cricket match, puppy has definitely stopped all things crafty,
not completely, but certainly my urge to make is not being fully satisfied at the moment !
Sofa and crochet are a definite no-no, cutting out fabric on the floor is also a complete non-starter, and the whirr of the sewing machine brings about a Tourette's bout of little puppy woofing that is anything but relaxing.
It's all about picking the right moment it would seem ...
... hence this was the time I tiptoed downstairs on Sunday morning when all were sleeping and the house was beautifully still and quiet.
I gathered up the fabric pieces that I had just about managed to cut out in a madly frantic quarter of an hour on Saturday and hid myself away in the kitchen closing the door softly behind me.
The kettle was boiled, tea was made
- my new cup being more apt than ever this morning -
and sewing took place.
All was good in the world of Pootling !
Not even the sewing machine woke the sleepy heads upstairs,
puppy, dog and cat included.
Absolute Heaven ...
and before you could say 'wind the bobbin'
one small dog crate cover had been made with lots of photo's taken
so that I can put together a pattern for all those of you that have requested one.
Literally just as I was tying the last end
and the clock said 7:47am,
footsteps were heard
and there appeared one husband
and one extremely cute Otto.
Job done - pattern to follow !
My other little make of the weekend wasn't quite as relaxing as it took place whilst standing up, with all wool, hooks, patterns, laptops and electric cables pushed firmly to the back of the worktop,
however it was just as satisfying as I am so pleased with the end result.
I have been thinking for a while about putting a little heart on Immi's blanket and whilst I have made flat ones before I really wanted to have a go at making a 3D one.
After a quick bit of YouTubing I found a video tutorial to follow and I was off.
The pause button was required a fair bit and it was quite funny to see a tiny little Madonna bra materialising but...
after quarter of an hour or so my first attempt was off the hook.
I found that it helped to write the pattern as well as watching it as this allowed me to take my time when needed without having to keep going back and finding the right bit of the clip.
My second attempt looked a lot better and perfectly fits the bill as the finishing touch
I wanted for the blanket.
Next job is to sew in the ends on the blanket and add the little heart
- but that will just have to wait until the next little window of calm appears !
Happy making everyone.