Friday, 16 November 2012

Doggy draught excluder

This week has been a funny one.
My son has been poorly. He's been off nursery and I've been off work.

A lot of messy nappies have been changed (Charlie's not mine! lol) and a lot of films have been watched.

At the weekend my Husband put up some curtains at the front and back doors, Red ones.
We've been meaning to do it for a while, but once they were up, I felt the doors needed a little "dressing".

I plan to whip up some tiebacks from red gingham to complement the curtains.
Then I thought ... Draught Excluder!

We live in an old house, which is very draughty to say the least.

I love the grey, red, white colour combination.
The red gingham would match the tiebacks, the crocheted collar would match the curtains.

Hay presto!

An old pair of tights and a few buttons later I had myself a draught excluder ...

... and I'm quite pleased with him.

The body and ears were from the legs of the tights and the tail from the gusset!
(I've currently got the waist band on my head, as a hair band!)
I whipped up a little bow for the collar to finish it off.

And that's that.

Curtains + draught excluder = Happy Katie!

I've still got a little "leg" left over, I thought I might make a flower for my new head gear!

Happy weekend, Girlies.

Love Katie

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Makes for Birthdays

Recently a lot of my makes have been for presents.

Most are for Christmas and swaps (So no peeking yet I'm afraid!), but it won't be long before I can show you some will it?!

But here are a few little ones I've made for Birthday presents, for some of my favourite girls...

... For my sister-in-law, Bec.

British Bunting, Needle felted Lavender Union Jacks and a Russian Doll Birthday card.

Toffee Apple Cake for Bec.

... For my sweet friend, Jodie.

Fingerless Mitts.

... And for my Big Sister, Tina.
(I hope she doesn't read this yet!)

A cosy scarf.

I've not tried making a scarf before, so this was a first attempt.
The pattern was from here, Cute and Easy Crochet.

Any anyone else tried making this scarf?
my finished scarf does not look like the one pictured in the book!
Have I made a boo boo?

I hope you've all been having a super week.

Be back soon.

Love Katie