The garden has been very neglected recently and is next on my "to do" list, but the dahlias are looking amazing. I haven't been picking many for the house, but as long as they are dead-headed they'll keep going 'till the frosts. I think they seem to have bigger flowers when left on the plant anyway so for now I'm enjoying seeing them from the kitchen. Here's a bit of a flower-fest to brighten up the day!
The bedroom tidying has gone well. Youngest girl didn't want me to change anything or "prettify" it, not really sharing my love of all things flowery, haha! Anyway, I gave it all a thorough clean and just generally got all the stuff off the floor. Both rooms have got big walk in cupboards in the eaves, but I'm going to have a break before I tackle them!
I left the old duvet near the front door ready to throw out and guess who decided it was a great dog bed! Ironic, since she's always turned her nose up at proper dog beds, preferring the sofa, or if no-ones looking, our bed! I decided to cut it up to make some doggie size duvets which she seems to approve of.
Just need to make some covers that I can remove for washing. I've got an old duvet cover that is just the job.
I also made one for the floor in the vain chance she might use that sometimes! I cut the cover off and cut a strip of filling about 1/3 the width and then folded it in 3, like this
Then I re-used the cover, sewing all round and trimming with pinking shears to make a nice comfy bed.
Hopefully it might keep her off our new sofa!