New toilet roll cover design

Well today was one of those days when inspiration came again and slapped me around the chops. So far I have a poodle, a rainbow, a pig and a snowman toilet roll cover in my collection. But today I decided that what was needed was a dog! I little chocolate coloured doggy. Here is a quick sneak preview of the face! Oh and I also finished another new feign today – a pretty pink fairy toadstool cover.

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More on the new pair tomorrow!

Poodle Toilet Roll Covers are Back!

Oh yes, a true throw back to the 50s and 60s toilets of our youth. No toilet was complete without one of these toilet accessories. Why have a plain old toilet roll on display when it was be disguised with this cheeky chap. He is hand crochet in worsted weight yarn from a pattern based on those originally make in the 1950s and 1960s era. He is very strong and done with a close stitch (like amigurumi) to make a nice frim body, no nasty toilet paper showing through!

Here is a link to this chap on etsy – https://www.etsy.com/listing/195716256/poodle-toilet-roll-cover-crochet?ref=shop_home_active_14

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I love crochet and I love retro so this was the obvious choice to design and make. We have several in our house and they always bring a smile to your face when you visit the little room.

Like the idea but not this design? Click on this link to view our Over the Rainbow Cover –

https://www.etsy.com/listing/200893592/rainbow-toilet-roll-cover-crochet?ref=related-0

We have all sorts of wonderful items in our new etsy store – come and visit us

www.etsy.com/shop/Squeakerchimp

What does Mercerised Cotton Mean?

 

We love out crafts at Squeakerchimp but have always wondered what ‘Mercerised’ means. Going up on Thursday are 10 balls of the stuff so it was time to find out. Here is what we now know –

Mercerization is a treatment for cotton fabric and thread that gives fabric or yarns a lustrous appearance and strengthens them. The process is applied to cellulosic materials like cotton or hemp.

So now you know too!