Saturday, 23 April 2011

Owls, tadpoles, dragonflies and Pebbles


It has become a tradition that I make Dottie a new school bag when it's her birthday so 8 months later here's a photo of part of last year's bag with its rather confused owl - inspired by Walter Pigeon (the owl heatpad/cushion I made her a year ago).  The last three bags I made for her can be seen here, here and here.

I haven't photographed all of the bag because I always find it difficult to get decent photographs - basically it is a very large messenger bag with the owl on the front flap.  It is lined in a selection of the fabrics used on the owl and has several zipped and poppered pockets.

I think I was more pleased with the folder that I made her out of a couple of Paperchase tea towels.

It's my own design and I keep finding new ways to improve it - like the in-built pencil case which isn't actually as wonky as it looks in this photo!

Dot uses it every day and it has taken some pretty hard wear and tear as it is usually stuffed with notebooks, planners, reading books, papers, pens and pencils and a million other things - so I'm relieved it's still in one piece.  I just wish there was a better way of photographing it to show you.

In knitting news I have been busy with my Tadpoles ..............


.........and I'm now on to the foot of the second sock but I have also cast on some Dragonflies in this gorgeous wool specially dyed brightest of bright oranges by Barbara at Ring-a-Rosie.


She named the colour Juicy Lucy!

But my most interesting piece of news is that yesterday the Lockets had another fabulous day out at the seaside with the Pebbles - the only thing missing was the sun!  In fact it was absolutely freezing with thick fog and we could barely see the sea! But another brilliant sandcastle complex was built and we all had a lovely time - unfortunately there are no photos because I remembered the camera..........but forgot the memory card!

Hopefully NEXT time we meet up the sun will be shining and the camera will be in action!

16 comments:

Jodie said...

Love love love the tadpoles Miss lucy.
I have to tell you when we went to AQC (quiltshow0 Annie and i saw the sweetest dress with tiny little bag - and it was labelled Lucy Lockett and her pocket .....but alas I had no camera. We were impressed !

periwinkle said...

Love those tadpoles and that orange is gorgeous and made especially for you chuckle... We went to the beach yesterday too but it was lovely and sunny , you must have gone to the wrong beach :-)

silverpebble said...

It was so so lovely to see you all again. It took some hours for my toes to warm up again though - sheesh! Happy Easter Mrs.

rachelmp said...

So many cute things! I've nearly finished my first sock too :)

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, you lucky girls -- the Lockets and the Pebbles together -- how very fun! And your little owls are just adorable -- you're SO creative. Hope you and the cute little Lockets are all having a Happy Easter!

MichelleW said...

That is possibly the brightest orange I have ever seen - in fact I had to go get shades on just to view it properly lol. Loving all of the delightful goings-on - Dot's bag and folder are fantastic.

wonderwoman said...

LOVE the orange socks - amazing colour. how lovely to have a great day out with the pebbles - shame about the weather!

xx

Gina said...

That owls is fabulous! And the orange socks amazing. Lucky you having a day out with the Pebbles even if the sun didn't shine.

dottycookie said...

Such a happy post - an absolute pleasure to read from start to finish. Glad you all had fun at the beach!

Farmyard Crafts said...

Lots of things happening at your place!!!!

ladydi said...

That Juicy Lucy yarn is THE BEST! I love the color, and love what you are doing with it. Someday I have to get past plain old socks. Lucky Dot to have such a great bag, and great mum to make it for her.

Helen said...

Oh lucy . . . . . you are really,
SOOOOOOOOOOOOH clever!!
Love Helen xx

French Knots said...

Wow that school organiser is brilliant, what a great idea to keep everything together.xx

julie said...

I love your rather confused owl and your folder for Dot is wonderful with all of it's inventive pockets and places to put things. Good to see that you've been knitting and what a perfect colour for you! Your meet up with the pebbles sounds fun even if the weather left a little to be desired! Hope you get some sunshine up your way soon x

Annie said...

Love the folder Lucy, what a great mum you are . . . thinking of you.

Charlie P said...

Tut tut. What an excuse! I bet you were just having too much fun to take photos :-)
I am incredibly impressed with your sewing skills- a folder cover with built-in pencil case?!?!?!