Friday, July 8, 2011

Flowers For Fleur

Time flies when having fun. This is something my husband says almost every day. And it is so very true. This makes every day too short, because there are so many fun things to do. Last week I’ve been making skirt guards, and the last one  of three is now finished. (except for weaving in the ends that is). And after all that crochet I really wanted to sew again. Just a little small project. So this is what I grabbed to work with.


But, before I show you what I made, I really need to show you what I got this week. I’m in a four-season-swap at Ravelry  and this week I received my Summer-package. And it is so beautiful.


A knitted grocery bag. The pattern was also in the package. A skein of very soft, luxurious yarn in gorgeous colours. Candy, as well for me as for the boys. Butterfly picks, and funny pencils covered with the letter D. And the rectangular cheese-like item? That is a bar of soap, smelling great. Am I spoiled or am I spoiled?
(actually, this is the swap I made the hexagon bag for)

Now back to my little bit of sewing.


I cut a strip of fabric and sewed the ribbon on, folded it double.


Attached a D-ring and a buckle. And made the size adjustable.


And there you have it: a new collar for Fleur. And because her name means ‘Flower’, it had to have flowers.
A few weeks ago I tried already to make a collar, but I just wasn’t able to figure out how to do it; how to make it adjustable, strong and nice at the same time. Last night it dawned on me, and of course I immediately had to try it. In total I spend about 25 minutes on this, so that’s pretty quick.

For everyone who asked: my black eye is almost healed. Thank you for your concern and best wishes!

Groetjes, Dorien


PS I really tried to make a picture of Fleur with her new collar, but she is not in the mood today for modelling. Maybe next time!


Teje said...

Hi Dorien! That is a wonderful collar! Hanna said that she needs also a new one with flowers!
xxx Teje

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Dorien..I can't believe I have missed three of your georgeous posts..where have I been..obviously burying my head in the sand or something! I am so pleased that your eye is healing up nicely, absolutely love a those earrings..especially the blue beaded ones and the top set..and I adore your new dog collar for Fleur. Did you just buy the catch locally or send away for it? I would love to make my dogs a collar each. Have a wonderful weekend!