Bed for a princess

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.

Avocado green

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!

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But in a slightly brighter shade of a true avocado.

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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.

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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.