I can now show you the finished bag I gave to my sister...
It's an eider duck, which she loves.
She was thrilled with it, and I'm mostly pleased with it although the duck should have been a bit higher on the bag. His feet get a little lost at the bottom. I get annoyed at myself when I make silly mistakes like that.
Still, she loved the large zipped front pocket...
and the fabrics. The grey dotty canvas is an excellent bag-making fabric as it's quite robust. The gorgeous lining fabric, also from Wholeport, is one of those fabrics which seems to go with lots of things - it's so bright and happy.
Speaking of happy...
Quentin and I are getting along famously. If you missed my earlier post, Quentin is a Guide Dog puppy and I'm looking after him for his first year. He is adorable - such a nice natured little pup! Here he is showing off his official Guide Dogs tag (he sometimes tries to chew it but can't quite manage it. It's the same with his tail!)
We had our first shopping trip together yesterday - to the post office and Asda! I can see that all future shopping trips are going to take twice as long as usual - everyone wants to say hello to Quentin. At this stage, he gets carried around like a baby (and of course, he still is a baby yet).
He's already getting better at using the "outside toilet". Guide Dog puppies are trained to go outside straight away, and always on concrete or paving. He's already getting better at it (or maybe it's just that I'm getting better at knowing when he wants to go!). He has a fenced-off area for his toilet, which looks huge compared to him!
OK, back to Handmade Monday! What have you been making?