Hello........ Today it's a day in bed for me here at the Summerhouse, recovering after a very long day yesterday, so a lot of resting but I also needed something easy and crafty to pass the time.
I had a hospital appointment yesterday and in order to get up to Surrey we had to tackle this, everyone local to me in Kent with realise this is what they call 'Operation Stack' when the motorways and main roads of Kent turn into one giant lorry park, every time there is a problem at the Port or the Channel Tunnel, the motorway is closed and you just have miles and miles of lorries, I feel so sorry for the lorry drivers and everyone else trying to use the roads
In the end the round trip took us nearly seven hours, no wonder I feel so wiped out, but at least the Immunologist had a few ideas of things we can try to hopefully make me feel as bit better, I'm just a little concerned at the mo that it will involve me being let loose with a syringe.
So today called for a little bit of low energy crafting while I'm in bed, this little kit which came free with September 2014's Crafts Beautiful magazine was just the thing. You can find the templates 'here'
other than that it's just felt, thread and a pompom.
The kit has several things you could make but I opted for this little hedgehog who I'm hoping will feel right at home on my Autumn time wreath.
First up I cut out the pieces
Then started to stitch on the eye, instead of a french knot I decided to opted for eyelashes as this is a little lady hedgehog.
I also decided to add a pompom nose, as every self respecting hedgehog need a good snuffly snout.
Next up it was time to start stitching on the prickles,
then the face onto the main part of the body,
before finishing off with some v shaped prickles.
then all that was left to do was to sew on the pompom nose, (so cute)
Here she is snoozing in the leaves, patiently waiting until it's time to put the Autumn time Wreath back up.
Hopefully she will make a very cute addition.