When I was at the Nostalgic Mix Fair in Totnes last month, I took with me my Scotties and Owls in Love cushions, plus a couple of Sleepy Owl hot water bottle cosies. A very nice lady came up to my stall and spent a little while looking at them … then asked if I’d ever considered “doing” dachshunds. And if not… would I? Lilac? So I thought about it – yes, it seemed like a good idea – and said I’d give it a go. But I was all out of grey blanket. “No problem” said the nice lady – “I can wait.”
Now she’s had to wait a little longer than I’d hoped – I just wasn’t able to lay my hands on a suitable grey blanket – until 10 days ago – when the most beautifully soft and snuggly vintage grey blanket – one of the softest I’ve ever had – found its way into my possession. It had a couple of worn patches and moth nibbles, but nothing that couldn’t be worked around. You’ve already seen the robins I made from it – and above are the dacshund cover and cosy that I’m just about to post to the nice (patient!) lady.
The cushion had to be rectangular – and the dachshund just had to wrap herself around the cosy – dachshunds simply aren’t the right shape for nice square patterns. Hope she likes them!!