Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Bank Holiday Blues

I think I may have mentioned before the rules for a British Bank Holiday. The weather must be dreadful, and every other vehicle on the road will be a caravan. Rule one was in full force this weekend. There were flood warnings across the country and I think we had a months rainfall in a weekend. Good thing we didn't go away in our caravan!

So, what does a craftster do when the rain is too bad to go out? (YKYACW, you spend the whole Bank Holiday weekend crafting...) And what have I been crafting I hear you ask? Well, here is a dragon pillowcase I made for my swap partner in the Dragon swap. I tie-dyed a white pillowcase, sewed a red ribbon border onto it, and finished it off with a gorgeous embroidered dragon patch. Unfortunately I don't have a fancy sewing machine that will enable me to do this myself, but I found this patch on good ole eBay. Then I embellished it with some gold glitter.

And this is a dragon mobile - attached to a CD, so it will catch the light when it's spinning. I used metallic and glittery gel pens for this.

I also made a dragon pendant using a bottlecap and some fimo, and some beads.

I happened to glance at my cats feeding mats when I was feeding them and was appalled at the scruffy mats I was feeding them on, so I made them a couple of new ones, crocheted from my stash (you may remember that I'm using what I have, rather than buying anything new - an economic and eco-friendly policy at the moment). My cats are fed on the stairs which gives them a bit of space to eat without the dog breathing over them.When he was younger, we had a stairgate which stopped him snaffling their food. Now he's older, we don't use the stairgate and miracles of miracles, he doesn't touch it, so the mats had to be long and fairly narrow. I single crocheted a rectangle shape in orange and yellow yarn, then double crocheted a border all the way round twice, and crab stitched a border. They should go through the washing machine when they becomes grubby. I may make another couple - a set to use and a set in the wash.

Oo, and we also went to see Pirates of the Caribbean 3 on Bank Holiday Monday. We went to the early bird showing which is half-price, but it was still packed. Loving those pirates!!!


devilninny said...

you won my blog comment drawing! you can send me your address on craftster if you'd like and i can send you the earrings (or i can send them on to someone else, if they aren't your style)!



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