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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Bit of Shopping and Lovely Dogs

Thank you for your lovely comments and ideas. After the excitement from making up my tapestry cushions, I felt spurred on to finish a small rug making cushion kit that had been around of a while. I'm not a big fan of rug making, I find it a little monotonous, but it was something to have on my lap while watching TV. I haven't made it into a cushion yet, but will get it sorted soon (I also have another rug cushion kit somewhere that Imogen started and decided she wasn't fussed about).






We've been out and about today, having a little wander around the charity shops. I do feel we can look for ages and never find anything, other days it's like there are things sitting there waiting for us.

I've been looking for some cute eggcups with the intention of making some pincushions. Look what I found...





2 sweet little cats




and this very cute Hello Kitty eggcup. I really wasn't looking for cats, they just found me.





My other find was this lovely piece of Fauna. I have a few pieces of Fauna already, I wrote about a few of them here





I have plans for this piece, which I'll hopefully get round to sooner rather than later (so many ideas and things to do).





Just before I go, here are Alfie and Gary cuddled next to me, I spend my evenings with a little dog pyramid squished next to me most nights.



Alfie popping up to say hello, how cute is this...



... and for all the dog lovers out there (did you know here in the UK we have more dog owners as a percentage than anywhere else), this is just for the smiles (and a few ouches).



Take care
xxx

33 comments:

  1. You are spot on with the charity shop assessment. Some days there is nothing to be had and other times you can't believe it's all sat there waiting to come home with you! Looking forward to seeing the cats make over.
    Love the cupcake!
    Lisa x

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    1. Sometimes I wonder if we live in the wrong area, but seems to be the same in most places, that's why when I see something I like to buy it quickly xx

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  2. Hello Cheryl - where to start! Your rug making looks so pretty, it will make a gorgeous cushion, won't it? The little egg cups will look wonderful as pin cushions, and the little Fauna piece is just lovely - hard to believe they were in a charity shop! But, the doggie pictures!! How handsome those little chaps are - you must be very proud of them.
    Hope you are well - have a good week!
    Lynda.

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    1. I do think our dogs are rather gorgeous. Yes, plenty to keep me busy at the moment xx

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  3. Great finds at the thrift shops! I find it is the same for me, one day nothing the next time you could bring home bags of stuff!
    Alfie and Gary are adorable!
    Have a good week.

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  4. Oh, I love your sweet doggies. We have a chihuahua/Cairn terrier mix. The video was great fun to watch.
    I also have 5 rescue cats, so I love your cat egg cups. I look forward to seeing the pincushions.
    Have a lovely rest of the week! Mildred

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    1. Thank you, we have 2 cats as well, love our pets xx

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  5. p.s. I forgot to mention how pretty the colors/pattern are in your rug. Beautiful job.

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  6. My dad used to do a lot of the rugs, he made them for friends, always had one on the go, I have done a couple but they are a bit monotonous, I have a tapestry cushion I finished a few years ago and have never made it into a cushion.

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    1. I think we all have the unfinished cupboard, it's worth finishing off though xx

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  7. I loved the dogs video, it certainly got me smiling. Great finds at the charity shop, looking forward to seeing the pincushions.

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  8. Gorgeous pics Cheryl. I loved your last post about your craft room sort out ... just catching up on some blog reading. Your new purchases are wonderful & I can just see them as pincushions. Your doggie pyramid made me smile.

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    1. Thank you, it gets a bit squashed sometimes though xx

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  9. Lovely pictures of your finds...the egg cups will make cute pincushions! Loved the dogs video, so funny :)
    Helen xox

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  10. The rug is so cute and the egg cups will be perfect for the pincushions. X

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  11. The rug is lovely, it'll look great when it's been made in to a cushion. You did well at the charity shop, such lucky finds with those egg cups, I look forward to seeing the finished pin cushions now. I know where John Lewis got the idea for their Christmas advert after watching the video, so cute.

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    1. I love the new John Lewis ad, the foxes are lovely xx

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  12. Oh those little egg cups are so cute. I love them.
    Nice work on the latch hook. : )

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  13. Those egg cups are wonderful. My sister is an avid collector of them.

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  14. The cups are too cute..

    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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  15. The Hello Kitty cup is too sweet! I used to collect all things Hello Kitty when I was younger.

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  16. Oh, I so love your cups and your dogs are so tender and nice, hugh them for me !

    Hope you're having the best of weeks,
    I'm sending blessings of joy on your days to come

    Xx Dany

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