Sunday, February 12, 2017

love is in the air .....

We're having a mild day - it's +1C and sunny with a light wind - yes, I've been for a walk - there's still lots of ice which meant I had to take careful steps rather than take a brisk walk - I won't complain - it was nice to get out and stretch my legs.  

 Love is in the air ... well, that's misleading - no big romance to share with you  -  just seemed like a good  introduction.  For some February decor I crocheted a couple lid jar covers - I was going to make some in pink, too, but decided red was better since they could also be used for the Christmas season and I do like red and white.  Since I have to keep 'stuff' to a minimum I figured I might as well make things that are multi-purpose - just like the mouse.    All my hearts are packed away - that story is getting tiresome, right?   After years of having lots of room minimalism can be a challenge - I have to constantly remind myself that enough is enough.

 For the covers I used this pattern.  Since I don't have any white ribbon with me I used white butcher twine ... kinda looks like cording from a distance - faux cording.  The small jar has a button on the top and the big one has some rickrack gathered to form a flower of some sort ... making do with what is on hand.

 The doggie is felt with a design found here.  This pattern reminded me so much of Little Dog that I had to make it.  We still very much miss this little girl. 



she is everywhere, she is nowhere
but she is still here






love isn't what you say ...
love is what you do

13 comments:

WoolenSails said...

What a fun way to bring some Valentines into the house and just the right touch.
That is a cute dog, I do have lots of felt and have made a few things.

Debbie

Brigitte said...

So nice, your jar covers. And your little doggie is such a sweet guy. It's great what you can accomplish with just what you have on hand.

Robin in Virginia said...

Your jar cover is cool, but the pup makes me smile. Enjoy your day, Kate!

Julia Nyanyo said...

I love the idea of the multi purpose decor stuff, what a great way to combine Christmas and valentines! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing at HandmadeMonday

Needled Mom said...

I love that little red striped mouse. Very cute.

claire93 said...

good to see you're keeping busy and felt dog is lovely!

Tangos Treasures said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you!! Love the lid covers and the puppy is adorable!! Glad your weather is warming up some!

Jeanette said...

The dog is so cute. Love the jar covers & mouse. Hugs,xx

Anthea said...

That little dog is too cute Kate... well done!
It takes time to adjust to life when a fur-baby is gone, & this little creation is a sweet reminder of a great companion x

Timi said...

The felt doggie is so lovely!!! Thank you for the link!!!

Carol said...

Such sweet little creations, Kate! I especially like your dog--can see why it reminds you of your own beloved fur-baby :) Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day ♥♥♥

Lucy Blossom said...

It's really sweet

desertskyquilts said...

Those are great jar covers, and so colorful on the shelf. The dog piece is amazing. Much more realistic than I would have thought could be obtained with felt!