Angus decided on Tuesday night that he’d like to dress up as a monster for Comic Relief. We have a dinosaur and dragon outfit but, apparently, neither is suitable for what he had in mind. His request, actually demand, was for a gruffalo style monster.
So, yesterday I made a hasty trip to the local fabric shop (which I wouldn’t buy normal sewing fabric from as their range is pretty appalling it is good for needles, thread etc though) and found some horribly synthetic brown furry stuff and some green and purple acrylic felt. If they had had wool felt I’d have bought it but really, thinking about it now, that would have been daft. What’s the point in using lovely natural materials on furry stuff that should probably carry a health warning?…….while I was cutting and sewing it I did wonder if I should be wearing a mask as it shed so much fluff.
A couple of hours later (yes, I know, that’s why I wouldn’t suggest you look too closely at it and why it is rather shapeless) and I’d battled the fur into approximate submission. Now, the gruffalo has purple prickles all over his back and these just run in a line down his back and his poisonous wart should be on his nose rather than his tummy and he shouldn’t really have spikes on his tail – but it met with Angus’ approval and I think he’ll go off to school tomorrow a happy little monster.
Islay has gone to pre-school today dressed in red from head to foot with a red cape, which I made for Finn a couple of years ago, as well for good measure.
Finn doesn’t really ‘get’ dressing up but he has agreed to wear his werewolf outfit tomorrow….but I didn’t make that one.
We, or rather John, cleared our loft at the weekend so it could be insulated at the beginning of the week. We had been dreading doing it for ages because of the generations of rubbish that has been left in there. Our stuff is fairly well organised in bags and boxes and took less that half an hour to empty but the ‘historical’ stuff took rather a lot longer. Sadly we didn’t find any treasures. The only remotely interesting thing was an old high chair (anyone know how old?). It is in a pretty bad state and needs a fair bit of TLC but still works well and folds down into a little chair and table too. I can’t quite decide what to do. I wouldn’t like to take it to the tip along with the rest and I suspect a charity shop would just bin it. I’d quite like to sand it down but wouldn’t know how to tackle recovering it – I guess oil cloth would be best to recover it but I’m not sure how I’d attach it. Any ideas?
It’s raining here, again, today. We had a day of sun yesterday but otherwise it has been relentless rain for days. Here’s to some sun and a lovely weekend for everyone.