I’ve been catching up with some secret sewing this week. It’s for the Sew Wots group Christmas outing. Each year we get given an assignment to make something specific for a Christmas gift, which is then wrapped, placed in a basket and we all get to take one home. I can remember us all making mug rugs and toilet bags over the last couple of years.
This time we have to make an apron – something I’m quite happy to make. Don’t know about the other Sew Wot ladies, but I’m a bit of a messy cook, and always wear an apron in the kitchen. So a new one will be a nice addition to my collection. I’ve been cutting out, pinning, stitching straps, and the apron is almost done. Much better to get on with it now than leave it till the last minute. No pictures yet as it will be a surprise gift at our Christmas outing.
Our kitten Gemma has one of those play tunnels to run through, with a make believe mouse hanging down which regularly gets pounced on and chewed. After all that attention it is starting to look rather worse for wear.
All chewed to pieces and the stuffing is falling out.
So I have replaced the mouse with Kanga, a little soft toy kangaroo which we purchased in Sydney. Here’s Kanga, hanging by his neck, and next in line to be attacked by our energetic kitten Gemma, as she plays in her tunnel.
Poor Kanga is getting a beating
Another favourite toy is this strange looking creature, a cross between a mouse and a bird. Gemma has just started pulling a cushion onto the floor, and hiding her toy underneath. A mighty pounce as she finds it again, tossing it in the air, and hides it again. She certainly can keep herself, and us, amused for ages.
Gemma playing hide and seek with her toy under the cushion