Saturday, 21 January 2012

I have got a bit carried away

There was me with the idea of a Pet shop for my next project, and all was going fine until I made a couple of dog coats, then I did something i should not of done, I went on the Internet to look at dog coats and boy did I get a surprise, I could not get them out of my mind, in the end I gave in and decided to try to make a few to see what they would look like, you will see the end result in the picture below. Well after that I could not concentrate on my pet shop, so it is now becoming a upmarket dog fashion shop, my head is brimming with ideas, I also took a look at doggy beds, my dogs are neglected, just glad they did not see what I did, my life would be hell, as I bet they would be both wanting one, so again armed with my sketch book I made some drawings, I am looking forward to trying them out next week, will let you know how it goes,]]
so what do you think of the doggy coats

even made a brides dress, needs a veil

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

projects for you

Continuing with my project today, I made a dog basket and dog coat, I thought I would show you how.

I got some Aida fabric and put It on top of a jar lid, ( this is used often for baskets ect) soaked it in diluted pva glue and left it to dry.

When dry, take off the elastic band and cut where the  band was

cut into shape

I then got some bias binding and sewed it on close to the edge, all the way round this gave me a neat edge.

I then cut out a circle to fit the base of the basket, padded it and covered with material, this was then glued into the basket, a sweet little dogs basket, you can vary the size by using different sized tops.

finished basket

Now the dog coats.
I cut out a shape in card, I just looked at my dogs coat and drew that in miniature.

I then using this as the pattern, cut out 2 pieces on fabric. (wrong sides together)
sewed these together, leaving a gap so I could turn it to its right side. sewed up the gap

, added trim, and small bit of ribbon for ties,

finished coats.

Hope you enjoyed these, more work tomorrow, maybe a few more projects we will see

workmen are here

Good morning everyone, its been a cold week and I have not been able to do a lot, have finally decided on my next project, a pet shop, I got some printies and made some food boxes, tins and other bits, feeling a lot better today, so workroom here I come,

I have the builders in today, they are putting a shower in my bathroom, so upside down for a couple of days, when they have finished I will have to get the bathroom decorated, not sure yet what colour it will be yet.

I have also agreed to have a table at a find raising event in March, so now I have got to make miniatures that I can take, also I will be doing some of my shabby chic stuff, I hope the weather gets better as I need to visit the junk shops to get items I can recycle,

There goes the door bell, work men here, have to go  talk soon