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.


12 comments:

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

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  2. 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!

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

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  4. OH MY GOSH!!!!
    What a cutie! A young friend for Stella to play with!

    Oh yeah, and the pillowcases are great too!

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  5. Stella has been upstaged! What a cutie patootie!

    Its official, your home has gone to the dogs!

    :) Susan and Calli

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  6. 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

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

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

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

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

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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!

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