Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Or maybe a better title might be Love's Labour Sent! It is Father's Day and I promised a shot of the "custom" made gift. It's really nothing much but I had fun making it and thinking about lunch shared at one of my Dad's favorite haunts. You can see what the star of their menu is right here.

Sushi! When I saw this fabric I knew I had to do something with it. Here it is paired with a pretty and very masculine dark blue grey shot cotton. It also makes for a very soft pillowcase.

So how did I come up with the title for this post anyway?

This passage might give a hint as one of Titania's fairies recognizes Puck for the sprite call'd Robin Goodfellow
Are not you he
That frights the maidens of the villagery;
Skim milk, and sometimes labour in the quern
And bootless make the breathless housewife churn;
And sometimes make the drink to bear no barm;
Mislead night-wanderers, laughing at their harm?
Those that Hobgoblin call you and sweet Puck,
You do their work. and they shall have good luck;
Are not you he?

Let me introduce you to he. ;)

You might notice a family resemblance. Little Robin ( and he might end up being called Hob because he is a SUCH little imp) is a full brother to Stella. And like Stella,
just as fascinated with Rodger the cat.


LA said...

Oh, my!!!! He just steals your heart away!!!! You'll have such fun this summer! (Great pillow cases, by the way!)

Alison said...

Oh, poor Rodger! He bears it all with such fortitude! (Unless the next shot is of Paw meeting Nose, anyway). What a wee sweetie Robin is, though. One day, one year, I'm going to have to do the puppy thing, I think. When I have the time, and the energy.

I love the pillowcases: inspired matching of print and cotton, say I!

Long Ridge Farm said...

oh how dear...great cat that Rodger who will become his best friend!

Cindie Kitchin eweniquely ewe said...

What a cutie! A young friend for Stella to play with!

Oh yeah, and the pillowcases are great too!

Susan said...

Stella has been upstaged! What a cutie patootie!

Its official, your home has gone to the dogs!

:) Susan and Calli

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

I can well imagine things are a riot at your house!
There is a wonderful amount of creativity in that sewing present...
Have a great week.
Susan x

Anonymous said...

Oh what a sweetie! so tiny next to Rodger. What does Stell think? lol

bspinner said...

The puppy couldn't be cuter!!!! I love the picture of him and Roger.

ladyoftheloom said...

Yes!!! I am that merry wanderer of the night!

Judy said...

What a great choice on the sushi fabric! It looks great paired with the gray and I bet that your Dad loves his gift.

Theresa said...

Thanks all for the compliments on the cases. I can't say it's high fashion, but they were great fun to make.
You'll all e seeing more of Robin as he grows an hopefully becomes a bit more respectful of Rodger, the amazing cat.

Sharon said...

Monty Python names. Rodger the Shrubber and Robin, brave Sir Robin. I adopted a cat from SPCA and named him Robin because he walked into our house, absolutely fearless. Brave Sir Robin.

Your Robin is irresistible!