|I've since taken out the greens and am dyeing more (and more) fabric to try and find the right shade.|
Monday, July 29, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
I have a pet hate about instructions that you can't understand, so mine are clear, with diagrams and friendly advice! Plus, options to contact me and ask questions.
This example shows my current format for finishing things and isn't in the pattern, but... if you like it... and want to know...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
It's so much nicer in real life.
This is my grandfather's needle case and hook needle. He was an upholsterer for the Victorian Railways. He worked on the Southern Aurora and domestic trains... the old Red Rattlers. It's lovely to use his needle. Dah died when I was 8 but I remember him well. He made things for us all of the time... a shield for my brother, a doll's cot or cradle or a castle or a garage. A lovely man.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
|Started the new rug. It's quite long, maybe close to 2 metres? Based on a Uzbekistan historic embroidery (from a book I've had for years).|
Below are the wools I've been dyeing lately. It's as much fun doing it and rolling it up as it is using it. Yummy!
Saturday, July 13, 2013
|Gotta put the Bobble Fringe around the bottom yet.|
|Firstly I glued extra foam on the top and around the edges, then a couple of layers of cotton wadding on the top, then this double layer to hold it all in place...|
|Over that I put some old sheeting, so the wadding didn't fluff up through kitty cat...|
|Kitty in the winter garden.|
|The hessian backing is folded under to stop it pulling. I should be able to prize it free if some mishap occurs or if it needs repairing one day. I wrote my name and the year too!|
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
I have yet to finish stitching the darts, and need to build up the stool with foam (I made the cat mat bigger than the present seat cover to that end). My One True Love thinks the whiskers are too busy, but I can't see for looking anymore. Maybe the multi-coloured wool thread with the blue is wrong? Or is it right? He barely glanced at it and was feeling a bit tired and maybe a bit grumpy at the time... and I'm confused.