You know when one day you notice something and think how could I have not noticed this because it just looks to be in such a state of disrepair? I "noticed" the state of Zac's bed the other day and immediately had to do something about it. (Not before starting a mini revolution at spotlight when I had to wait for 15minutes to get fabric cut. Busy had woken up that morning and decided she was going to be a dog all day ( insert large sigh here) so she was on all fours, she insisted on crawling around spotlight and every shop we went into that day. I just let her and call her "little puppy" - her preferred name and feed her "treats" - which involves breaking all her food into tiny peices ...*sigh* ... so she kept getting told " hop up there are pins everywhere you might crawl on one " to which I replied under my breath- "if you would just serve us then we could go and you could vacuum up all these pins you all keep talking about," so the women in the queue either side of me and I all complained to management about the lack of staff- and having to wait so long to get served everytime you go in there -even though I know this will do nothing it made me feel better for a moment...)Anyway ... "little doggy" and I found this fabric and yesterday I made this:
Man, that dog of mine is handsome isn't he? (All be it slightly manic and a right pain in the backside when he chases cars up our driveway and visitors get nervous they will hit him and they can't stop because if you loose momentum- well good luck you will be walking up...I have just noticed he has a grey moustache!!! )
Then I saw this embroidery pattern by the very clever pepperstitches and I knew I had to do it immediately. We had a VW when I was growing up and we loved it. It was my Dads car and I remember sitting in the tiny compartment behind the back seat - 1970's style road safety- with my sister. We all cried when it was stolen one night, then breathed a sigh of releif when it was returned safely the next day... it was also a great warning when Dad was about to get home when we were home alone after school - and bust us doing whatever we shouldn't be doing- just harmless stuff like swinging around on the hills hoist.
The fabulous Tinniegirl sent me this gorgeous patterned linen and I think I am going to make a little cushion out of it... maybe... still not sure...any suggestions greatly appreciated.