A horrible combination of things conspired together to bring me quite a nice day today, despite the rain, and Scooter's sulkiness at not being able to sunbathe!
-First, I racked my bad ankle.
Remember I sprained it last week? Well I've had it strapped up during the day, but not at night. So this morning, when someone was banging on the door really loudly and urgently, I didn't think, I just jumped out of bed and ran downstairs- without any strap on my bad foot!!! AAAAARGH!
Turned out to be a strange looking wee Greek fella in purple dungarees;
BLOODY CHEEK!!!!! Oh, my other half has ordered new carpets but why should I, with my little female brain know anything about it? WTF????!!!! I mean, apologies to Luvbug if he has suddenly ordered new carpets for the house as a weird surprise present or something, but WTF??????!!!!!"Come to do your carpets?""Er... no thanks!""Yeah, I've come to do yer carpets, love!""Um, no, no thank you!" (confused!)"Well yeah, I've come to do yer new carpets. Fit 'em?""Oh, well, er, I think you may have the wrong address?""Nah, it says number 2. This is [says name of this road] innit?""Yes.""Well that's what it says 'ere.""Sorry! Not us!""Can I talk to your husband?"OK now I'm confused, in pain AND LIVID!
"Sorry, don't have one! Bye!"
ANYWAY so now, although tired (still not sleeping) I am also wide awake so I make tea, make a fuss of Scooter and sit down with the radio on. Foot is throbbing. But I soon doze. Mum rings, sounds like she has a cold suddenly- was ok yesterday, now croaky. Then the heavens open and the rain pours..... so it's decided that instead of going to mum's this afternoon as arranged, we both need to stay indoors and rest.
Horray!!! I ache, I'm wound up, my foot is killing me, but I have some free time! Horray!!! :)
So I decided to make my fox.....
Issue 2 of Mollie Makes arrived last week:
With it, you get a free kit for making a felt flower....
Made mine, but not sure what I shall do with it........
I'm still sorting out my craft space and I'm thinking of having a noticeboard for displaying card that people send me, so I could pin it up there :)
Inside the mag is an article about making a felty fox:
So anyway I made my fox. I made him 2/3rd the size of the pattern as I didn't want a big toy one, I wanted a little lavender one.
I gave him a little fish instead of a flower....
Spot the deliberate mistake!
I sewed his tail on back to front!!!! LOL!!!
Here's what I stuffed him with- some merino wool tops left over from my needle felting the other year (oooo now there's an idea...) plus some dried lavender.
The lavender is really strongly scented. I bought it from Land Cuckoo, which I think was recommended to me by Mrs Nesbitt. Mr Scooter can also recommend her their handmade Catnip Sacks, btw.
I wonder if, as a lavender sack, Foxy might be better with his tail curled round and fixed with a stitch in front?-
I'm also wondering if to make half a dozen and sell them at the fairs I'll have a stall for, in aid of the hedgehogs. Maybe I should try to make a hedgehog design. Any ideas?! Maybe a felty nose and tummy and something like hessian for the prickly bit....
This is a scrap I bought from the 15p remnant basket at my local haberdashery: CATS!!!!
I like to rummage in that shop. Foxy's belly is from a 15p scrap of soft suedette.
I had to hand-sew Foxy, as I still can't work out the sewing machine. But I've invested in this:
LOL! So I shall soon, hopefully, be fully mechanised!!!!
It was so lovely to sit and sew, with Craft TV on low in the background, and only having to get up for more tea or to dry Scooter after he'd been out in the rain *AGAIN* just to see if it were still wet.
Mum and Luvbug got here half an hour ago, so I just have time to add my photo's to this blog, then it's back to the kitchen...... ready made chicken pie this evening, I think will do though ;)
Hope you're all ok. Thanks for all the support and hugs........