So last weekend my friend Emilie came to visit for a few days of crafty fun.
Our plan was to make our own version of these lovely coin purses, and although we managed it, it was hard. Really hard.
We ran all over town collecting the supplies, but we had to compromise on the buttons. The pattern calls for the self-covering buttons, which we found but we could only find the type with “teeth”.
This turned out to be a huge problem because by the time you have your outer fabric, batting and the zip it was impossible to snap the two bits of the buttons together. So in the end we cheated and glued them in.
The end result isn’t bad for a first attempt but after almost 12 hours straight hand-sewing these things, I don’t think I could face doing any more. There are rumours of bigger buttons, which would make this much easier so if I find those I might consider it.
The Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton features a room called “Do Knit Disturb”. The room features a lamp, duvet, toothpaste and toothbrush, telephone cover and matching curtains, a traditional English breakfast and a do not disturb sign.
The room was created by artist Kate Jenkins who spent two and a half weeks knitting or crocheting each item.
It didn’t occur to me to use Twitter and my blog to highlight this horrible situation I’m in, so here goes.
My beautiful cat has been missing for 3 weeks now. On the 30th August, I fed him in the evening as usual and he went out like he normally does but he never came back and I haven’t seen him since. He’s been “fixed” so wandering off for days on end is completely out of character.
I’ve called all the shelters, the local city council and the SSPCA but nobody has heard anything. I’ve put up posters in my immediate neighbourhood and a 1/4 mile radius around my house.
The worst thing is that I’m moving to the other end of the country in about a month and I can’t bear the thought that he’ll turn up after I’m gone.
Anyone reading this who lives in Edinburgh (UK) in the Broughton/New Town/London Road area please keep a lookout in case he’s been mistaken for a stray, or get in touch if you’ve seen him.
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