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Or Fifi la Toiletbelle

Hello dears,

You may know that my dear friend asked me recently whether I knew how to make a poodle toilet roll cover. Mercy, I thought.  Can such a thing exist?

I am delighted to announce dears, that yes, it can. I have scoured the back alley ways of the internet and chanced across this perky specimen of a pink poodle. Just for you, Miss Muppet.

Long have I pondered over this. What dark night of the soul drove a person to even contemplate making a toilet roll cover that looked like a poodle?  Or should one merely be grateful that one’s life journey, while turbulent, never led them to pink pompoms?

I think not. In all seriousness being house proud is a marvellous thing.  As in, I may not have much money but I am an able hooker. I will hook a cover so that when people are fortunate enough to visit my little room they will be charmed by the decor and the, err, poodle. After all it would simply not do for them to actually see a TOILET ROLL. It might scare them off from going in!

Clearly the creator did not have a misspent flatting career , unlike Miss Polly. Quite honestly dears, after years of flatting the thought of NOT finding a toilet roll in one’s little room is terrifying.

My thanks to http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318121.0 for this image. Bless her granma I say.

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Hello dears,

what an interesting start to blogging. I have the rather unfab Teacosy on Steroids to show you. Warning: I accept no responsibility for trauma caused by seeing it.

Note the fact it is twice as tall as it needs to be and too wide. This is what happens when I (Polly) am sick and can’t be bothered actually getting off the couch to get the teapot to measure the teapot to make the teacosy the right size.  Why do I have to learn lessons the hard way?

Alas, I am going to upcycle it to a laptop cover. Yes that’s how wrong it is. Plus I love the idea of startling the suits in the Koru Lounge when I fly for work. He he he.

Apologies to Meme Rose for moidering her lovely design.

The rather lovely edging at bottom is from Crochet with Raymond here.

Don’t let this put you off, gentle readers.  It’s a foolproof pattern. Just not Pollyproof. Especially Polly on Prednisdone.

Celebrating the uncivil union of Prednisdone and Miss Polly

Actually, Pansy Potter from Beano

Welcome to the willing, if not able, world of Polly Lushbottom and my dodgy crafts. You have been warned.

I love lots of crafts including crochet, beading, scrapbooking, free motion machine embroidery and quilting. I am in fact an inveterate dabbler. I also collect shiny words and gay geegaws.

I aim to provide a safe place for people like me to laugh and share our fantastical creations. Frankly dears, one is often a little put off by other’s crafting powress. Thus I bring my alter ego,  Polly Lushbottom out to play in this blog. I like to think of her as the Homer Simpson of the craft world.

Interestingly I have just done a google search on Miss Polly and found a burlesque dancer called Lolly Lushbottom!   We may be related in spirit?