Saturday

summertime










Some more of that summetime feeling from when my parents + sister and Ivan were here! we had some cool animal visits in the garden: a sweet cat and a big frog! how cool is the frog?? i got really close with my camera and it just kept jumping towards me!!

Everyone: Im so glad you all liked the ball! i copied the idea from a ball-cover by Karmameju. It was a challenge to sew, but not as hard as i feared. I have sewed for a long time, but i am a very impatient and sloppy crafter and i usually just try things out with out much calculating -and i make alot of mistakes!! i think everyone can sew if the just make room for some adjusting and some error!! So get sewing!
I did it like this: measured the ball from top to bottom and three places around. Then i divided the round-measures by 6 and and cut 6 pieces of fabric in the hight of the ball and using the three measure points (for example (not the real measures): 11 cm down = 16 cm wide, 30 cm down = 26 cm wide -if you get the idea). i made half a ball-test to see if i was on the right track. Then i sewed the 6 pieces together + a zipper, inflated the ball inside the cover with the seams on the outside and used needles to adjust the places where it did not fit tightly. luckily after making the fittings and inflating the ball again everything seemed to fit! It was a lot easier than i thought it would be, but i did have to inflate and deflate the ball a couple of times to try it on. -and hey: so good to hear from all the new commentators!!

9 comments:

mieke willems said...

what a beautiful garden! and oh my that frog!!! but the cat picture looks great too!

lea said...

imponerende tudse/frø..har aldrig helt lært at kende forskel. ser hyggeligt ud!

Júlía. said...

I haven't commented in a while, but I always read anyway..!

The pics of the toad and the cat are amazing!

Hope you are well, and also the baby and also Dennis and also Rufus.

Julia.

aixxx said...

you managed to include my most favorite and least favorite animals in one post! it's a beautiful cat.

your nephew always looks so adorable!

Francesca said...

the garden looks so great!!

Maria said...

looks like fun!! cute ivan, cat and FROG:D wow, amazing that it came so close the camera...!

I'm so impressed by your ball cover, it looks so great! you have a true sewing-talent:)

K said...

Oh what a beautiful kitty... any idea what kind it is? And oh I love the photo of you two framed by the Carlsberg... soooo sweet!

louise said...

That visiting feline is sooooo beautiful!

nilleren said...

det ser ud som om der kommer en haveslage ud af sutten på ham drengen...