I've taken up cycling - I love the feeling of freedom with the wind in my hair...
But I wanted to be able to wear a t-shirt and trackie bottoms and also carry my phone/keys/spanner/anything else I might need with me. The little pocket that I added to my trackies wasn't up to the job. So another solution was in order...
I spotted a redundant backpack in my wardrobe. But it was a bit, um, plain.
Ever conscious of safety (well, ok, sometimes!) I thought it might be a good idea to add some reflective material to the backpack so that at least I would be visible in the gloomy autumnal mornings.
Then I remembered that I had a school jacket of my daughter's that no longer fit - and that had little reflectors on it. So I cut them off and added them to the backpack.
As it looked like a face, I scoured my oddments box and came across some of the wool that I had felted and cut that up to add to the picture a little.
Before I decided on the final placing for the felt I had a play to see what would look best.
Eyebrows and pupils? It didn't feel quite right.
So how about a moustache and pupils? It is Movember after all.
Nope. That didn't feel quite right either.
So the moustache went and I moved the pupils. It was starting to feel right.
So I added whiskers...
But they were a bit on the long side so I gave them a trim.
At last - I was happy!
This is what it looked like after my first excursion through the muddy lanes.
But people could still see me!