Sunday, May 26, 2013

Buzz and Lolas Wardrobe

dog collar and lead, neckerchief, green, floral, art gallery fabric, handmade

Photos by Hilary Glynn 
Over the past few weeks I've put the crochet hook down and turned my attention to the sewing machine again. I recently ordered a whole stack of gorgeous fabric and have been having fun with it. I just finished this little fabric neckerchief collar for Buzz. The neckerchief material is 'Meadow Aroma Creme' from the Floressence collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, I think it's beautiful. I also love the shiny buckles, so much nicer than the regular plastic ones. Its nice to be able to create something like this as I find the variety of collars in regular pet shops are pretty boring and either a choice of plain and sensible or something with cartoon characters on it, neither of which appeal to me for Buzz and Lola.

dog collar and lead, rose, pink, buzz and lola

Photos by Hilary Glynn 
I've also been making some ribbon leads and collars. This one uses beautiful vintage rose print ribbon by Berties Bows. I made it for my friends mums dog who owns a gorgeous chocolate lab by the name of 'Belle'. I hope she likes it!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Crocheted double bed throw

violet, navy, gold, oatmeal, cream, buzz & lola, hilary glynn, irish craft, bamboo cotton
I was delighted to give this blanket to my friend Lindsay today. Lindsay asked me to make her a blanket for a double bed throw about a month ago.  She wanted something with navy and cream and a dash of color so this is what  I came up with. I used bamboo cotton again ( my favorite at the moment) in navy, violet, gold, oatmeal and cream. I'm really pleased how it turned out and I would really like to make something similar for my own bed. It may technically be summer in Ireland but it seems the sunshine hasn't got the memo, I won't be putting the blanky's away anytime soon!