I always swore blind I’d never sew anything for Ella. What you see here is an aberration. A double aberration because Ella’s cousin (my sister’s dog) appears to own a new bandana, too.
What can I say? I’d glibly offered to do some sewing ahead of our latest trip to the Isle of Wight. I have quite a bit of the Liberty of London Isle of Wight tana lawn in my stash cupboard. These kerchiefs take up tiny amounts, using this tutorial.
This is such a sweet print, featuring several landmarks from this treasured isle. I made my kerchiefs reversible, so that Ella can decide how much pink she wants in her life. With her barrel chest and beard, she’s not one of life’s delicate creatures. I don’t want to talk in stereotypes, but I don’t think she’ll ever be queueing up to buy a copy of Magic Fairy Princess Tiara Dog. (And if that book doesn’t already exist, it blooming should!)
Shall we take a moment to admire the size of Poppy’s ears? If anyone ever phones and says, ‘Your sister’s gone missing!’ I’ll reply, ‘Don’t worry. She’s probably fallen down Poppy’s lug hole and entered a space/time continuum vortex. She’ll be back in time for tea.’
So, that’s how you sew things you swore you’d never sew. And in case you’re curious, ham and piccalilli sandwiches usually get someone out of a space/time continuum vortex. That, or prosecco.