The Owl and The Pussy Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful 'red and white'(!) boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, 'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are!What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

Edward Lear

Saturday, 28 April 2012

For Belinda

I got the machine out and had a sewing session one rainy day this week. One long awaited project in the textiles trunk were t-shirt extensions. I had been thinking of doing this for a while, then back in December I saw this picture on Belindas blog, and it made it ok for me to do this crazy thing

So here, finally are two of mine.
I hadn't looked back at Belinda's picture since I saw it in December, and now I've put the two together they look spookily similar! I really hope we get to meet up one day. We should definitely wear our extended t shirts when we do!
Hmm, mine are a bit beige-y!

On the hand sewing fronts I made these on a different rainy afternoon (it has rained a lot recently, and it's not much fun gardening in the rain). I copied the design directly from an image I saw on someones blog, but I'm sorry I didn't note which one. If you recognise them I'm more than happy to credit you. I've only made these few for myself, and might give one or two away to friends. One is destined for the boat. I have plans for a pussy cat cushion to keep it company.
 And below is an on going project that uses up bits and pieces from other projects and worn out clothing. I don't have a final size vision yet, I'm just sewing 'flowers' and collecting white hexagons for the background at the moment.

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  1. I'm so glad you are still here, Nina. I love your creative quirkiness and that you know about lambing and sailing and extending t-shirts and making books - all things I don't have a clue about but which I find totally fascinating.....and the lovely light touch of your writing.....I keep trying to give up blogging's been 2 years on April 20th....thanks for being out there with us...

  2. Glad you are back. I am sure Vince will look cool in his extended Tee shirts

    1. I'm guessing you don't really think he would wear extended t shirts!! (actually he's not tall enough to need to, but for goodness sake don't tell him I said that!) He does do a good line in patched up overalls though!

  3. Nina - love the extended t-shirts, and honoured by the mensh! So sorry I've been absent for so long and not commenting on your lovely blog posts. Bx