cupboard and puppy love

Never ever, EVER say to your girlfriends ‘Hey, let’s just pop into the pet shop before we have lunch.’ Bad move, very bad move unless you relish the thought of lying awake for hours day dreaming about this little man.


Isn’t he the cutest of all cuteness’s?! If I had $1200 (yep, that’s TWELVE hundred dollars) in my pocket, I would have brought him there and then. Took Mr Tread Softly to see him today. We peered in through the window and there he was, looking right back at us. Is this what broodiness feels like? Hmmmm. NOW I understand! However, I don’t think he’s supposed to be mine. I kind of got that feeling when Mr TS choked on his coffee whilst telling him the price!

The real reason I’m posting today is to tell you about a new craft blog that I’d love for you to visit. One of my Girl Friday Craft friends, Victoria has started a new blog  called Cupboard Love (Home is where the art is). Her third post is a fabulous needle felting tutorial. She intends to post tutorials regularly. Victoria, as well as being a wonderful artist also happens to be the crafting queen of possibly NZ. She’s an amazing friend to have. I learn from her each week, so pop across if you like, I don’t think that you’ll be sorry.

On the crafting front in my studio, I’m working on some of my felt flower brooches. I have a meeting on Wednesday at a very special place that is interested in my work. I’ll tell you more next week – if it all works out.


I’m still playing with plaster and am trying to perfect the outcome. Other things (like regular jobs) seem to have taken over as well as the website that is taking an age to build. I need to get it right though. We put our clocks forward last week which means that I’ll be able to work into the evenings. I’m desperate for more time! Actually, I always have been. Some things never change.


On the Op Shop front, I luckily come across a bag of the most beautiful doilies. They really are tiny and quite quite perfect. I have lots of plans for them!


I managed to finish the two bird cushions for Jo’s girls. They’ll be winging their way over to Australia on Monday.


To friends in the UK – I’m soooooo behind with emails. I feel a generic one coming on soon to bring you all up to date with our life in New Zealand. Needless to say, it’s just gorgeous!

Until next time…

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  1. What a sweet pup! We like to check out the pet store from time time- lucky we have a pup to go home too, otherwise I would be too heartbroken leaving them behind! (You can probably get one cheaper than that through a breeder- but I didn’t tell you that!)

  2. What a cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuteeeeeee puppy!

  3. Our puppy cost about that much, but I could quite easily justify it because statistically people with dogs live longer, and are healthier. I just deducted the cost from my (nonexistent) gym budget 😉

  4. cute puppy
    wow!!! $1200
    Praying for that meeting on Wednesday hope it does work out for you

  5. What a cutie!! We saw $1200 puppies the other day and I nearly choked lol.
    The embroidered birds are great!!

  6. Ooohh, gorgeous, gorgeous, lovely lovely. We are very “escited”. You’re a treasure Alison!

  7. Hi Alison
    what a perfect little pooch. Shame he costs so much. Thanks for the link to Victoria’s blog – such an amazing tutorial

  8. cute dog! love the things you are working on… so perfect!

  9. Poppy Black

     /  October 7, 2007

    Yummy puppy! So pleased you have been having such a happy time crafting etc. Definately need your advice on house colours. Although if you had the puppy you would have a good idea what messy creatures they can be (yes Miss Dog, I am referring to you). XX

  10. Poppy Black

     /  October 7, 2007

    Does anyone else have trouble working out the letters on the human verification thingy before you can post your comment? Makes me feel rather silly peering with such intensity trying to work it out!

  11. Myra

     /  October 8, 2007

    Love at first sight eh?
    I couldnt imagine life without my K9 family – they are so unconditional and adorable. One might even say cheap at half the price

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