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All Quiet on the Crafting Front?

There hasn’t been much to say about crafting, because I haven’t been doing much of it, lately.  (Most of the creative/spare-time energy has gone toward gardening, I guess.  That and reading a few novels/listening to audio versions of short stories.)

Not that there’s been no crafting. 

I sewed Luna a new chew pillow toy.  That took 5 to 10 minutes from start to finish.  I used a couple of scraps of polar fleece fabric to make a tube stuffed with acrylic fiber.  Since the fleece doesn’t fray, I left the seam allowances exposed.  This is her third such pillow (though each has been a slightly different shape), and she enjoys playing with them– fetch, gentle tug-of-war, chewing.  They’re not as cute as a stuffed animal toy, but on the other hand, there are no plastic eyes or noses– and no fascinating, flimsy appendages– for her to focus in on and try to chew off.

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I’m also slowly crocheting a new pillow cover.  It will be a lot like this one I made in 2012, but maybe somewhat larger.  The pattern was originally intended to make a pot holder (from thread), but it works fairly well as a round pillow front covered in “petals”.  (The back, I kept plain last time, and I think I’ll do the same again.  Saves a lot of yarn– not to mention time.) 

I’m using easy-care acrylic– Pound of Love in “Antique White”, which is their version of cream.  Together with one of my favorite hooks– the 4.0mm size Tulip Etimo Rose– this is working out to be a very pleasant (if repetitive) project.  I love the repetition, honestly.  It’s ideal for “don’t make me think” crocheting.  When it’s done, I think this will go on the bed, where the other round petal pillow resides. 

Photos next time, I hope.


I’m Michael (a female Michael, to remove any doubt).  I live on the Alabama Gulf Coast with my husband, Donald, and our crazy American Eskimo Dogs. 

I love to fill my spare time with various crafts and other hobbies, and this blog is where I share photos, record my progress, and ramble endlessly.

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