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Monday, 21 February 2011

Help Bear Makers - aging Fur...

Hey bloggers..

Just a quicky little ask really..

Can anyone advise me on the best way to 'rough up' my toy Bagpusses fur? Its a man made fur, not like
the lovely mohair you can get?

Basically I want him to look 'roughed' up like the original...

Any tips would be very appreciated!


Sam xxx

Sunday, 20 February 2011

2 posts on a Sun?

Ooo I've gone all 1970s surprise then...and its toy related...

THE REAL BAGPUSS in the Rupert Bear Museum UK

I have ALWAYS loved Bagpuss, maybe thats why I love cats and old things so much. Just before christmas when it was really REALLY cold, Mr M bought me a (now forgive me this sounds slightly rude :0) a Bagpuss warmer...(Titter titter)

Anyway...its basically a slightly smaller than the real thing Bagpuss plush with lavender weighted beans inside that you microwave instead of a hotwater bottle.  Now of all the Bagpuss toys and bits and bobs you can get, this one looked the best, as I think most mass produced toys look well rather naff.

But I never really fell in love with him...even Silkie sniffed him and turned her nose up..hes just been sat under my dressing table out of view....

THEN  I had a brain wave...hes just needs a bit of well tinkering with...his fur needs roughing up and he needs glass eyes and a glass nose, and whiskers...!

So I have done a bit of shopping on the tinternet...and thanks to one of my favourite bearmaking supplies I have ordered a few things to make Bagpuss - look more like the real bagpuss...!!

So I will keep you posted..hope it works..

Nighty night bloggers!

Love Sam xx

Clangers and Cozies!

Well...I have been having a bit of a crafting was long over due..!!

To start off with a couple of years ago, my mum knitted me a clanger from the original pattern that was actually used on the 1970s tv show.

But its been sat in my knitting bag since then - as I was never happy with the colour  - too bright pink..
But I happened apon an some info on the WWW, and apparently they dyed the wool in tea..

So I'm hoping to fiddle about with my clanger this week, currently in the airing cupboard drying..

I have also purchased a new sewing machine.

My previous...'mini' sewing machine broke twice, and as lovely as it is, my 'foot crushing' far too heavy old sewing machine is well...far too heavy. Its that heavy if you dropped it well...its too horrible to think a nice sensible fairy light sewing machine is now on my desk and has been used to make an IMAC cozy for my good friend Ag..

Its sews like a dream..

And heres a little pix of Ags Owl IMAC cozy

Hope she likes it...Ag loves the colour red..

I also received my Doggie from Northfield Primatives...Beautifully made, and such a reasonable price considering all the hardwork that went into making him.. Go on bloggers treat yourself!

Stanley my Mohair Doggy that I made reached Russia safely...he has gone to live in Moscow...can you believe it?...He was very excited about it :0)...Between me and you he found living in the west country far too boring..!

Right I'm off...bit hungry...and I'm so in the mood for watching old movies at the moment...

I watched Yield to the Night this morning..with Diana Dors

Its a tale of Murder Love and can watch it on the internet.

I blubbed my way through it I have to admit!..

Have a great Sunday Bloggers...don't work too hard, or do too much house work!!

Love Sam xx

Monday, 14 February 2011

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Cats and their routines..

Here I am on a rainy Sunday morning at 7.30am sat in the dark in my living room, as Miss Sue has a routine..I swear she is like a furry alarm clock!

Ma oooooooo...MA OWWWWWWWW MAAAAAOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW...(It gets louder as she has twigged that the bathroom acts as a sort of microphone, and I forget to shut the door!)

Play with me, she moooos...

I want to go out...I don't want to go out...
Yes I do want to go out and look for Sky, a neighbours cat who Miss Sue just cannot tolerate. I need a wee....MAOOOOOOOOWWWW

But I wouldn't have it any other way!

Happy Sunday Dear Bloggers!


Monday, 7 February 2011

I Love Doggies too!

I have been looking at these lovely dogs for ages on the Northfield Primitive Blog and well
I just clicked purchase!!

Isn't he adorable - I have a little stack of vintage suitcases he will be popped the front room!

Oooo dontya love crafty bloggers? and I have to say such a good price to boot too!

Have a good Monday dear Bloggers!

Love Samxx

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

I love Cats

Its a fact....happy hump day!

Love Sam xx

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