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Tuesday, 30 June 2009

My New Car!!!


You can tell the hot weather is getting to me!! I seem to have caught a (VW) 'Bug' ( although we call them Beetles) and I'm seeing spots before my eyes!!
Well, I haven't been out for 4 days except to visit the dentist. When I came back I was feeling very weak and had a tummy upset. That's what happens when I venture forth in heat I'm not used to. Over the last few days, some areas of Shetland have reached the mid to high 20'sC. For some of you reading this, that may be quite normal, or even just 'warm'!! For me??? Well, just call me 'doo-lally'!!!
So I decided to have a go at doing something a little different. I love Volkswagen Beetles and intend to make a wallhanging with 9 different fabrics, trying to reflect the original Beetle era.
Here are a few of the fabrics I have chosen. I've used the same 'windows' and 'wheels' as I did on the polkadot one above, simply because I haven't actually made these yet. So just imagine them with the coordinating coloured 'hub caps' and wheel arches!! And various backgrounds too.
Please let me know which one is your favourite. It makes it more fun!! Here we go!

The Ultimate Love Bug

Flower Power

Orange Blossom Special

You Know When You've Been Batiked!!

They Call Me Mellow Yellow
(and a funny shape as well!!)

Just back From Holland!!

There are 3 more to come but I haven't photographed them yet.
I don't think I'll include the polka dot model in the wallhanging.
I may make that one into a small cushion.
Got a favourite?
Let me know in the comment box below!!


  1. THE ULTIMATE Love Bug!! The best!! These are so cute.

  2. Best for me....purple & red........purple freak....Sheila s

  3. Love the Bugs, well our winter days are in the 20's, summer would be way to much for you here.


  4. I love them, I like the batik flower the best.