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Sunday, 8 September 2013

Roman Blinds

A friend of work asked me to make some roman blinds for her. And what a project and a half that was! I have only made them once before which didn't seem too much of a task but these ones certainly did! I made three in total all of which were at least double the size of my first attempt. As you have to be very very accurate with roman blinds I was terrified come the end that they would be good enough for her. They are not cheap things to make and she had invested a lot in me to get them right!

I only have a picture of the largest one up and finished - I'm pretty darn impressed with myself and my friend seemed pretty happy with them also! They certainly wouldn't be worth making on a regular basis for people though; far too time consuming and not enough money in it. I think I worked out that I made £1.22 an hour on this job!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

I think I'll take him to the groomers next time..

I met my friend Jayne at the park today who owns Charlie's big sister from the previous litter. She was telling me how she trims Fudge herself rather than using a groomer. This is something I was also planning to do but hadn't had the guts up until now...

This is Charlie last weekend after having a bath, look at his long locks!

Part way through the attack...
Post attack... 
He looks a little better here.
What WAS I thinking!!!! The poor dog, it's a good job he doesn't care what he looks like and I'm just thankful that it'll grow back! He looks like a rat... and I bet he's now lost half his body weight as he looks tiny.

Next time I definitely think i'll just pay for a professional to do it!