I always thought I would have little girls to sew dresses and pretty things for. My hubby has 4 sisters and I have 2, but as it is I have 2 boys. And so I sew boy things.
But our new little girl kitten needed a bed. What’s a mom to do, but find some left over super soft fabric and wing it.
Years ago I made little lambs for my boys for Easter.
Turns out that I used WAY less fabric than the pattern called for. the remnants have sat in a bin for 4 years now. I folded the fabric in half and sewed it together, leaving a 6 inch opening to turn it right side out. Then cut strips of an old towel and rolled them up, pushed them to the edges and ran a stitch to hold them in place. I used the remaining square of the towel for padding in the bottom of the bed.
Voila! a soft bed for a little kitten who will get bigger.
Yup, I think she likes it.
What do you think of when you see the words Avocado green? A late 60’s kitchen stove? Some early 70’s shag carpet. All that and more!
But in a slightly brighter shade of a true avocado.
My mom taught me to pick an avocado at the store with a hint of green to it. Less likely to have been squeezed and have finger bruises inside. This one looked about right.
A friend at work taught me to look for pear shaped ones. They usually have a smaller pit than the egg shaped ones. This has proven true again and again.
I in turn taught her the easy way to get the pit out…whack it with a knife and twist.
And that you don’t need a spoon to get the avocado out of the peel.
Ok, so there’s your avocado lesson for today:) Enjoy your healthy fruit.
So I did sew today. And with avocado coloured thread. On the back of my quiltcon quilt. Sorry it’s not much to show, but this was a lot of my day.
The other major event in my life is a little grey tabby. Her name is Pearl and we adopted her from the SPCA.
She is 4 months old and full of beans and is a major distraction in our world. Skittering through the kitchen while I am sewing in the dining room. My boys haven’t had a pet before and it was high time they experience an animal in their home. They are “friends” with pets of family, but I am glad for us to have our own pet. There is some jealousy over whose lap she will sit in, when she’s willing to sit still for a moment. So far she loves my hubby the most.
Enjoy your week and let random colour inspire your creativity.