Thursday, 10 February 2011

Donkey quilts or quilts for donkeys?

I've told you before about the farm with camp site owned by friends of mine. They also have donkeys. Lots of them. Very cute donkeys in fact. They adult donkeys enjoy going for walks with the guests. And I do mean really enjoy it. When one of them gets to go out, the others get pretty angry if they don't get to go. During these walks they carry stuff for the guests (like pick nick baskets). Especially for this purpose, Kees has made special saddles for the donkeys. 

Underneath those saddles he uses plain old blankets.....Well that just will not do. So we assembled a group of enthousiasts (meaning my sister, Petra and me) and started talking about making some nice saddle blankets for those beautiful creatures. The results of those talks are below. 

It is not as easy as it looks/\.....
 Truly, it is not. We debated the How To and got it very wrong indeed. Ah, well. If at first you don't succeed....try again!
First stitches. Wrong of course
 Loads of fun and laughter. Unfortunately it would have been better if we had been paying attention to the sewing.
The work shop.....or was it sweat shop? I forget.

The first one sort of ready.
Sort of ready indeed. This blanket needs to be lined with additional blankets (nice and soft for the donkey back) and the farm's logo. I was very proud of the result. Until Kees informed me that the measurements had gone wrong. This one will fit the fattest (not very nice to say, but true) donkey.

We will just need to re-cut the fabrics!

I will post a picture of the finished product on one of the donkeys when available (at this rate that might make some time....).

Have a wonderful day, if possible filled with donkeys!

Lots of love,


  1. When I heard about the mixup in sizes my first reaction was: @#$%&***!

    Not only the donkeys are donkeys.....

  2. Leuk dat je mee doet met mijn give-away Heleen en bedankt voor het linkje.
    Wat een ontzetend lief van jullie om ze mooie dekens te maken. Ben benieuwd naar het resultaat!