Marvellous Monday.

Apart from my mouth hurting, (dentist tomorrow at 8.40am) and Sox finding a dead rabbit on our walk this morning and insisting on carrying it with us l’ve had a lovely day.

It was my friends birthday so after walking Sox l met her for breakfast.

Of course l had to give her a birthday gift.

Here is what l made her.

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She keeps chickens so a chicken doorstop seemed perfect.
I’m happy to say that she loved it.

This was so easy to make, l saw it on create and craft shopping site as a pin cushion and sized it up to make a doorstop.

Basically its 2 sides made from 2 sides of log cabin. Sewn together to make a chicken shape.

I’m hoping to make another for me so l will take photos to make my explanation easier.

I filled this with rice in an inner bag and then toy stuffing.
I’m really pleased with how it turned out and l was sorry to give it away – every house should have a chicken.

While out for breakfast l did a little bit of charity shopping.
Second hand duvet covers and sheets for quilting are probably frowned upon by ‘proper’ quilters but while l am learning they suit me just fine.
I wouldn’t dare to cut into some of the gorgeous quilting fabric available out there.

I’m always on the look out for neutral colours that l can use for backing. This is what l got today.

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The beige was a single sheet the other 2 were double duvet covers.

I have a habit of just putting them away so this year l have decided to cut them into smaller manageable pieces when l get them home.

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Duvet covers l cut into the front and back pieces. I then cut one of the pieces up into 4 if its a double and 2 if its a single. This way l will always have a large piece available for the back of quilts and the smaller pieces for cutting up.

I also found a large piece of this woven material for just £1.

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Isn’t it lovely?
I think it could make a beautiful skirt for next autumn with leggings and boots.
I’m going to leave it until my sewing skills are better.

I have yet another finished pair of socks.

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These are Esther socks. (ravelry link)
They are a lovely free pattern.
Before you start thinking l’m a human knitting machine, these were cast on the needles in January 26th 2011.
Yes they have taken me almost a full year to complete.
The wool is some l dyed myself and its fairly patchy but l am pleased with them.

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They weren’t particularly hard just needed concentration. I’ve had little of that since Sox joined us last April so thats probably why they took so long.

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About Tracey.

I craft, any craft will do.
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One Response to Marvellous Monday.

  1. Lucy Ladley says:

    Love the chicken quilted door stop! Just found this chicken coop company with cool chicken coops. http://cosyhens.co.uk/ Take Care! I love your blog!

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