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No Sew

Rupert, Miniature Dachshund

Phew, things have been busy lately, there’s been no time to be crafty. It started with a work trip to Istanbul, followed by a tooth infection which kept me from getting on with any sewing last weekend, and then a busy weekend this week completing chores which had already been put off too long.

While in Istanbul, I did manage to locate a fabric and notions district just outside the Grand Bazaar. It was a rather whistle-stop shopping trip but I managed to have a quick mooch. The various shops selling notions – tending to specialise in a certain type such as notions or lace – had overwhelming volumes of stock.

Fabric Shopping in Istanbul, Turkey
Fabric Shopping in Istanbul, Turkey

I’m hoping for a nice quiet week ahead with time to sew. I have the pieces for a blouse cut out ready to go as soon as I get an opportunity. I’ve also started planning a little dog jacket for the new member of the family pictured above, Rupert, my brother and his partner’s miniature dachshund puppy.

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Handmade Adventure Time Plush – Wobbly Arm Jake

Handmade Plush Jake from Adventure Time

This Christmas I made a plush Jake from Adventure Time for Phil. He has wobbly arms like Jake often does while singing or showing off in the show! His face is screen printed and he’s made using a yellow cotton.

Handmade Plush Jake from Adventure Time
Handmade Plush Jake from Adventure Time