As a follower of several craft blogs, I'm constantly inspired by the wonderful creations I see.
There are so many talented, creative people in the blogosphere and although I do like to dabble in a few different areas I know my limitations. I'm not great with a sewing machine for instance....I need reading glasses these days and trying to thread the minute needle of the machine is always a challenge!
However, after seeing a fantastic denim dog bone posted on PillarBoxBlue, a blog bursting with denim delights, I was inspired to get the machine out again.
Small scraps of denim
(Some while ago I bought an outsize pair of jeans (size 28) at a jumble sale ....that's an awful lot of denim for 30p, but only a small amount is needed for this particular project.)
Soft toy filling
Cord or String
(I forgot to photograph some of the steps as I was making this, but it's simple enough to create.)
Sew around fish leaving gap for stuffing.
Turn right sides out, insert knotted cord at mouth end and stuff fish with toy filling/cat nip.
(I used a knitting needle to get into all the fiddly areas.)
Close up the opening with hand stitching.
Sew on two button eyes
Cut dowel to required length with hacksaw and sandpaper rough end until smooth.
Drill small hole one centimetre from the end.
Thread cord through hole and knot either side of dowel.
Pickle, my current ward is a playful puss and loves her new toy!
Linking to Sum of Their Stories for Handmade Monday #59