Monday, 10 September 2012

Sweet dreams, Linda!

So the last days of the summer holidays were oh so gentle. Days spent scooting, popping to one of the nearby beaches, bouncing on the giant pillow... and watching Cars 2. Many times.

A few makes were completed, including a please-could-you-make-one-of-these requests from Linda. Nurse Linda was needing something more substantial than the freebie airline eye mask (eye mask? Sleep mask? Do I know what they are called?) and so this was made

The request was made just as I was tidying up the scraps of fabric from making Patch's curtains which was rather fortunate as I held a suitably sized piece of blackout lining. No sunshine is shining through this mask. I added some wadding for comfort but was then worried that the rather plasticky blackout lining may cause unpleasant overheating of the eyes, so used some lovely snugly organic cotton on the outside. The navy and white gingham and navy dotty fabrics seem just right for Linda and were taken from the pile of fabrics waiting to be made into a Herb patchwork quilt for Patch. Which I need to start before I use up all the fabrics for other makes. Oh, please don't feel guilty Linda - there are plenty of both fabrics left for the quilt. And a Herb quilt because Patch has requested one just like the little boys in the story 'Beware of the storybook wolves'. Patch's friend Barney gave this book by Lauren Child as a birthday present last year and it is well loved. Patch also likes that he has stripey blue and white pyjamas just like Herb. Maybe I should get on with this quilt whilst those pyjamas still fit our little weed...

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