I'm loving our two new guinea pigs but the fact is they keep weeing on me and the children (is this normal?) when we hold them which is not good! I had a bit of inspiration late last night and decided to make some little rectangle mats that the children could put over their legs when they hold them to prevent any accidents on their clothes. I made them double sided out of fleece so they were soft for both the children and the guinea pigs (see what a caring owner I am!). They would also be easy to chuck in the wash following any little mishaps.
I stumbled across some waterproof lining fabric I had lying around too so decided to put some in the middle. This is great as it means any little accidents won't soak through to the other side. Clean, dry children AND comfy guinea pigs. What could be better?? Izzy's was pink on one side and stripy on the other and Sam's blue on one side with teddy bears on the other.
Did I mention that I also embroidered the guinea pigs names on them too?? I clearly need to get out more!!
Rose was fine
Lets just say that I was less impressed with having to embroider Mrs Black Hair at 11.30pm last night.
Plus in my usual 'rush into it without thinking it through' method. I actually decided to embroider the names after I had sewn the two pieces of fleece together and turned it out so I was sewing them through a really small hole in the seam which is why it looks like a 3 year year old has done it. I think it just adds to the charm!
Am I a bit weird sewing things for my guinea pigs?? I feel it might be a distraction tactic from making more pillowcase dresses.....