Sunday, 11 October 2009

Going to the Dogs..

Is there such a thing as Blogger's Block? I have been suffering from a complete lack of focus for the last few weeks and the idea of writing a blog post was akin to the days when I had to hand in an English essay on a Monday morning.
I would postpone this task until the 11th hour and then hand in some crumpled, grubby and illegible piece of work and wince when I saw a big red C+.. could do better scrawled over my efforts. I hope this very belated blog post gets a better mark!

It has been a while since I have managed to clear a space in my mind to give thought to the blogging world and I hardly dare look at all the blog posts of yours I have missed.. Will I ever catch up? Then answer to that is a resounding NO.. not until the current projects have been painted and glued, packaged and priced for the next Vintage & Handmade Fair and some tasty little vintage goodies placed upon the shelves in the Emporium. Spinning plates madly here and dropping quite a few along the way!
I am prone to mild obsessions..harmless enough I think, despite what Mr Custard and son say, I still have all my marbles..o.k one or two might be missing..but on the whole, my little fixations are all for a good cause I feel.
The latest of these obsessions is more than a passing interest in all things vintage, mohair, straw-filled and moth eaten..sometimes with wonky eyes or dodgy limbs..the more chewed the better!
I would like to introduce my new friends.. meet the gang..
First in the pound today is Winston.. Winston is true rough diamond but with a heart of gold and a bit of a dubious past.. Some rumour of him doing time in Battersea Dogs Home for digging up some prize petunias!
Next on the 'dogwalk' is Terence.. Terence has gone to a new home

A retired air steward for Dan Dare airlines... traveled the world and then some ..He enjoys reading Mutt Monthly and ballroom dancing.
Jock is a very fine pedigree pooch.. He is a veteran model for a pyjama case manufacturer.. made by Merrythought. Jock loves nothing more than to lie around all day and strike a pose! Currently, he can be found lounging in the nursery department at Milly & Dottie's..
I know I shouldn't have favourites.. it is a bone of contention amongst the other hounds.. but I am rather fond of dear old Angus.. Who could resist his jaunty legs and sharp nose... I wonder if I could train him for the odd bit of truffle snuffling ?! Angus along with some other muttley crew will be joining me at the Vintage & Handmade Fair and any offers of adoption will seriously be considered. They are costing me a fortune in Bonios!
Well.. I think this blog post proves that I have lost the plot.. totally barking some might say.

P.s Thank you so much for all your kind thoughts and commiserations about my old tooth problem. Much better now thank you and getting my gnashers well and truly stuck in to some projects for the festive season.
Wishing you all the best of Sundays.

29 comments:

gingerwine said...

I have an Old Mohair obsession too...I just see their little faces on ebay and wonder how somebody could have lost or not want them any more!

Sam x

KC'sCourt! said...

I know exactly what you mean re bloggers block! Like you I handed my essay in at the 11th hour with just thirty words on the page where there should have been three hundred! I love your sweet little puppies they are so sweet.

Simone said...

Winston is my favourite! Just how do you come up with the names?!!! I am glad that your toothy problem has been sorted out. x

Ragged Roses said...

Woof woof! Love to see you take them all out for walkies...
Mxxxxxx

sassytrash said...

So glad you are recovering and I really love the dogs!! Drop by my blog---I have passed along a blog award to you.

silverpebble said...

Oh Winston. I think I'm in love.

Floss said...

A+ post, there! Thanks.

Terrence gets my vote - what a cutie-pie!

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Terence for me! They're all gorgeous, of course, Michele, but he just has the edge. Marbles? You have them all? How do you manage that? I feel as if I've lost too many of mine over the last few months, but heyho ... everyone's pretending I haven't and looking after me!!!!!

Are we still on for a DH picnic? Will we have to wait now until after the V&H do you think? The last week of October could be OK as far as I'm concerned but I haven't spoken to the others.

Sxx

BusyLizzie said...

thank you for your comment re Mrs Bouncy cheque. I am concerned that as she lives in "your" area, she might try the old trick again at the V&HM..... lIzzie x

Serenata said...

Oh I love Terence - I'm sure in the recesses of my memory I had a dog like him as a child!

Barkingly brilliant post!

Clare said...

I love all of them but Terence is my favourite! I don't think I could part with any of them, you're very brave!

OhSoVintage said...

Yes, a definite A+! There are times when I just don't have anything of any worth to write about (or I just can't be bothered). Why or why do we feel guilty about not blogging or leaving comments on everybody else's every post... but we do!?

Susan said...

I just love dogs!!!

Susan

myhookandI.blogspot.com

sarah-jane down the lane said...

I am happy to re-home all here Down The Lane! they are fabulous so much more character than modern soft toys.

Did you see a beautiful article in World of Interiors last month about a lady who fashions lttle dogs from felted wool. They are divine, again so much character and attitude. I left the magazine Down Under, check it out if you can find it!

Love Sarah x

Frances said...

Welcome back, and thanks for that lovely parade of pups. They are delightful.

Know what you mean about the blogging block. When that bit of inspiration filters through, grab it and click.

Best wishes.

bad penny said...

ooh I wish I'd kept my lovely doggie ...used to take him for walks to the park even though we had two perfectly good and willing collies !

Eli said...

Hi Michele, I popped in and was stopped in my tracks by the wondefully appealing doggy chums. They've stolen my heart. If I lived nearer you might find some serious dog-napping activity. Adore all your vintage pals on the toy shelf as well.

Vintage Amethyst said...

Aaahhh how adorable they all are, although I think my fav has to be Terence, bless him!
love
Alison
x

cocoa and blankets said...

I am also having bloggers blog, I put it down to a lack of confidence and several knocks to the old self esteme at work at the moment...I love your dogs...I ordered one from the vintage magpie recently...I blame pete who wont let me have a dog of my own..have a good week...H

Midsummer Stitches said...

They are sooo lovely!Angus has stolen my heart!

louise said...

I like Terence. I'd love to see him wagging that tail! x

Clare said...

Hi Michele is it possible to send me some V and H fliers to do some advertising?

Fell Tops said...

I know how you feel about bloggers blog, i feel like i have had it for months, i made the effort last week to blog.

I too have loads to do as I have an large order, and \i have just joined NOTHS, so I need to get loading stuff on before everyone buys there Christmas presents.

Take one step at a time my mum keeps telling me!

Vanessa x

Conversation Pieces said...

LOve Terence! Actually they're all very cute but he was my fav!

Know what you mean on the posting sometimes... you want to write something but it feels like it will take far more effort than you have left. I always end up forcing myself to do it and then feel vaguely disappointed with what I did!

Deb said...

OHHHH, blogger's block isn't a myth. I suffer from it quite often and when I re-read some of my posts, I wonder why I even bothered.

LOVE the dogs!

Amanda said...

Love them all!!! I've a mohair obsession too, I love the smell and texture and enjoy home dyeing. Moahir rocks!

Kitschen Pink said...

Hey honey! Love the old dogs - completely understand the obsession, but not sure it follows that you have all your marbles. I fear my little china obsessions are the most sane thing about me! Lets be barmy together! xxx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hi Michele,

Just came back to see the doggies again and say hello to you, "Hello!"

Sarah x

dogstories said...

What an amazing collection of stuffed doggies! Thanks for the great post!