Thursday, 23 September 2010

One more for the stable

A hobby horse i have just finished. I ran out of the classic brown fabric i had been using as im already working on a few of these. I thought id use some of the scraps of fabric, that i demanded my sister salvage off our old childhood sofa, when she had it recovered. As the 70's floral pattern was already a little wild for a hobby horse, I decided to use pom poms instead of a classic mane so that they look a bit like show plaits. When something is a little out, i usually choose to make a few other bold decisions to try and make it look purposeful and i think it worked. I did however make it a little bit big for my daughter and as she rides around the house (and believe me, she does), it takes out quite a lot of stuff on the way. Here's hoping she wont have destroyed it, before she grows into it.

Snakes again....

Another baby snake made from knitted wools and cashmere. This time i used more realistic colours and gave him nostrils. Made the body slightly differently, though visually its the same. Not sure it saved time but was worth a try. This one is my favourite of all the snakes. Sssssssss  Ssssss my daughter says while shoving a snake in my face. I brought this on my self.

Floor cushion

Having diverted my attention to other craftings, i have finally gotten round to finishing this off. My attempt at encouraging my child to sit sweetly in her room and read books. So far she has demonstrated it to be good for ramming her dolls pushchair across.Other than that, 'so what'. I didnt really expect any gratification.

I will also be writing less from now on (to everyones relief!) as my sweet child (grrrrrrr....) poured water all over the laptop a few weeks ago. The screen went just over a year ago, so i got a monitor on loan, now the keyboard doesnt work and i have a rather useless computer on which to work. Luckily i discovered an emergency on screen keyboard that i can summon but its hard work and hideously slow.

On another slant, my daughter has shown an interest in my sewing, not a wonderful desire to create things but a need to pull all the bobbins out and run off with the presser feet as well as giving it the occasional bash. She has almost killed the computer but i swear, if she harms the sewing machine, im sending her off to live with her Granny!