Sunday, 26 January 2014

Not a lot going on.

It's been a bit of a downturn in making anything this month. Lots of projects in the works, just not getting down to them!

 For any that like to crochet tho, here is a stunning pattern for a blanket/cushion. I love it as it's a bit different. which is here   How gorgeous is that! It is on my todo list as I have a big bag of wool that could be used. I particularly like the shell stitch, most lovely.

This little doggie was a commissioned piece, worked by my daughter in pastels. The client was very pleased with it. Isn't he a little cutie? (sorry the photo is a bit blurred)

This is what happened to Reggie Rat after Archie thought I'd made him as his new playmate! Chewed ears, loss of limbs, untidy scarf, eyes popping out and worst of all whiskers askew! Still Reg is still smiling. Must not leave things within reach of puppies!

One of the few makes I did manage was this little tartan coat for Archie. Made with an old sponge bathmat sandwiched inbetween a discarded scarf and some nice red material.
This is lightweight, but a nice density to keep the wind out. Although neither dogs like it very windy, which is just as well cos I don't either!!

That's if for now dear readers. Hopefully have something to show next time.

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  1. A lovely little coat! I'm lacking something to be working on myself - I've a project to do at weekends when I can sit at my machine for an hour, but nothing to pick up in front of the telly.I have a to do list as long as my arm though!

    1. It's difficult to choose what to work on sometimes isn't it. My arm must be as long as yours. lol

  2. The pastel drawing is so good, and I do like the little dog coat. Archie looks quite the model.

  3. Great rat and praise your daughter. That picture is beautiful. x

  4. puppies do like to get their teeth into anything soft an furry don't they... ours found unravelling balls of wool irresistible! :/

    your daughter's dog painting is beautiful and i love the little coat you've made for little Archie, the tartan suits him! x

  5. Poor poor Reggie! Glad you managed to rescue him before he got chewed to bits!

    1. I know, he looks very sorry for himself!

  6. The dog pastel is beautiful. Really life like. Do those doggie coats come in human sizes!! Certainly needs something warm and cozy to venture outside at the moment.! hugs Mrs A.

  7. Archie looks so cute in his coat, I'm with you regarding the wind, I'd rather stay indoors.

    Jan x

  8. What a cute little dog, and I love his new coat. Your daughter is clearly as talented as you are.

  9. So glad to hear Reggie is doing ok. He's a brave little mouse given what happened to him.

    Archie looks so cute in his coat. It's hard to believe he was responsible for Reggie's injuries....

    Your daughters picture is stunning. She certainly takes after you for being so talented xx

  10. Loving Archie's new coat just right for the winter. Poor Reggie, I lost a knitting pattern the other day! out of print as well but did manage to find another.

    I love the blanket so pretty, now if only I could crochet. Have a good week

  11. what a cute coat, and tht pastel work amazing.

  12. I think it is difficult to get down to doing anything in January - it's such a bleak month! Your daughter is very talented - her picture is amazing! xCathy