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I had to show you these little ‘bear rug’ coasters I bought from Dandyrions as they are sooooo gorgeous and I decided to feature them as this week’s Saturday Selection.
I had to have the white one for my workroom, the brown and cinnamon ones for the lounge and an extra one as a gift for a bear-loving friend. Great for Christmas pressies plus take a look at her fox friendly t-shirts and jumpers. Go on, you know you’re intrigued.
As is obvious from my avatar and even the heading for my blog, I have a bit of a thing about little houses. Unless, of course, it’s the one I live in which must be a big house in order to store all my paraphernalia, to say nothing of the various humans and animals who also pop in from time to time.
I love making my etui box houses but these ones are a little less labour intensive although call for my hand sewing skills which I usually try to avoid as I am a fan of the machine (but only because I’m so impatient).
Anyway, I am about to open a new shop – yet to be stocked and so yet to be unveiled – and in order to build up my feedback a little before I start, I went on a mini Etsy shopping spree. One of the items I bought was this gorgeous tartan doggie bow tie. (not yet received so not yet modelled by my own pampered pooch) –
I know, I know, but who could resist? I promise I’m not going to start carrying him around in a papoose or anything. Well, he’s too heavy for a start ……
Anyway, the other things I bought were a little clay house (house fixaxtion again) and a couple of PDF tutorials. One of which was for these little houses. I practised on some synthetic felt I had lying around but then bought in some lovely 40% wool felt as it feels all soft and fuzzy and comes in such gorgeous colours. Perhaps I have a felt fetish too.
Of course, I messed around with the pattern a little and gave them a French garden (or jardin) as that is where they are made.
Thank you to Napkittenpattern for the original.
I love the little embroidery hoops that you can display as miniature wall art or prop up in a little niche somewhere. The trouble is I don’t embroider and cross stitch makes me go cross eyed so I improvise. I’ve been using the 4″ size hoops, which are small enough, but when I saw some 3″ ones, I knew I had to have them for Christmas tree ornaments. For the most part, I’ve kept with my French theme but I couldn’t resist slipping a ‘Ho, Ho, Ho’ in there too.
When I make the 4″ ones now, they seem enormous!
When I was round at my friend Anna’s house the other day, she showed me some tiny embroidery hoops she had ordered and I had to have some. These ones are 4″ in diameter but you can also get 3″ ones. Don’t quite know what for yet – although I think I might use something vintage – but an idea will come to me. Whilst ordering the hoops, I noticed the lovely felt that the same shop, Lupin, had for sale and had to have some of that too. Again, I don’t know what for yet but some things you’ve just got to have and, at the moment, I like looking at all those lovely colours piled up full of promise!
NEXT DAY –
I don’t hang around you know.
The next one I made got on the front page so that’s some encouragement.
And here’s another – I need to order some more of these little hoops at this rate.