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Friday, 27 October 2017

Little Piggy Squeak

Thank you for your lovely comments about little Ted and his bunnikins friend, they were so nice to reading I hope those who wanted to find needle felting tutorials were able to, it's a very rewarding hobby watching pieces of wool transform in front of you!


I picked up this polystyrene Father Christmas hat in Hobbycraft the other day. It's a very easy thing to start felting with as you don't have to do any shaping, just felt the wool over the top of it.





I've gone for the traditional red with white trim. It didn't take long to felt, but will look lovely on the tree at Christmas.





Now that Holly has returned to work, we're looking after Zack for 3 days a week to help out, it saves Adam and Holly the cost of a nursery, means Zack is being cared for by people who love and adore him and also means we get to spend lots of quality time with our beautiful grandson, so win, win all round! Holly was picking Zackary up the other day and casually mentioned that she'd been shopping with Izzy (her gorgeous daughter) looking for pink clothes as Izzy wanted to dress up as a pig for a farm dress up day at school. They couldn't find a costume and poor Holly was feeling bit stressed about it... I suggested I make Izzy a curly tail, snout and ears.

I twisted 3 pipe cleaners around each other then crocheted around them to make the pink, curly tail.




For the snout, I cut the bottom off a paper cup then proceeded to burn off my fingerprints as I used the hot glue gun to glue a piece of pink felt around it,



with a couple of little brown circles as nostrils.




I sewed the tail to Izzy's pink leggings, she was so happy with it.





Some ears cut from card with some pink felt in the middle of them and attached to an old hairband. I threaded some elastic through the snout and we were sorted. I've told Holly next time Izzy drops a dress up day at short notice on her, to let us know... I rather enjoyed making the bits and pieces.

Doesn't Izzy make a very cute little piggy! Holly sent me a couple of photos before Izzy went to school in the morning.





Just before I pop off (Zack is asleep and I'm trying to write this before he wakes again), I thought I'd share a picture of Honey. I took it last night, this is Honey watching TV, Paul O Grady for the love of dogs was on and she barely took her eyes off the screen!





Take care
xxx


39 comments:

  1. Hi Cheryl! Oh, the piggy is adorable!

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  2. The piggy outfit is cute as can be! Izzy looks precious. That photo of Honey makes me giggle - so darling! Glad you can spend precious time with your little grandson.

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  3. Izzy looks adorable! She's such a pretty girl. Your dog looks so sweet, too.

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    1. Izzy is a lovely girl. I love how Honey pricks up her ears while she watches the dogs x

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  4. What is it about schools and last minute requests for costumes, I used to pull my hair out when a letter was sent home informing me of yet another dress up day. You did a great job, Izzy looks so cute. Awww, Honey was totally absorbed in the TV, Archie was exactly the same, though I think Crufts is his favourite programme.

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    1. Yes I remember those last minute requests! Isn’t it funny how they watch the dogs on TV, Honey sometimes tries to look behind it, trying to find the dogs that are barking x

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  5. Izzy does look cute. You are brilliant, Cheryl! Love the sweet little Santa hat and oh how adorable your Honey is.

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  6. Izzy does make a very cute little piggy, well done on helping out with the costume.
    I love the Father Christmas hat, it looks perfect.

    How lovely that you are able to help out looking after your grandson - happy times, and most special times.

    Have a lovely weekend

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, it was fun making the piggy bits and bobs x

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  7. Well done, such a beautiful little piggy outfit to go with a beautiful little girl. You are certainly blessed.

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  8. You are such a wonderful grandmother. That little piggy is the cutest.

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    1. Thank you, she’s the cutest piggy I’ve ever seen x

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  9. Izzy is an adorable little piggy and big kudos to you for all the creativity in making her dream possible.

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  10. Cute costume! She looks adorable.

    Sounds like fun to spend time with grandchild, but a lot of work too!

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    1. I love being a nanny, I think it could be my favourite thing x

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  11. Such a cute little piggy and I love the Christmas decoration. X

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  12. Awww Izzy looks amazing in her piggy costume....clever Grandma.

    Hugs-x-

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  13. Great costume, well done, the homemade ones are the best.
    My friends jack Russell (Poppy) is a fan of that TV programme too.

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    1. It’s the barking that gets their attention, it’s so funny to watch them x

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  14. Izzy is a very sweet little piggy, well done!
    Amalia
    xo

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  15. What a cute post! Love the piggy costume and your little Honey is too precious! x Karen

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  16. Bless Izzy, how happy does she look with her costume, you really made her day!
    Love the santa hat.
    Lisa x

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