Monday, 26 November 2012

Never work with Children and Animals .. part II

The last four weeks have been a steep learning curve for our family.. and may I say.. our long suffering Mr Pickles. Minnie the Minx has got all of her four paws firmly under the table and has transformed our every day lives as we once knew them.   If Minnie is not busy chewing an illicit toilet roll.. she is chewing an illicit vintage teddy bear snuck from my office, or chasing a weary cat around the house or barking at the hoover for having the audacity to make a louder noise than herself. Minnie is certainly not a mouse.. and it has to be said.. she is a small dog with a whole of lot of attitude and a massive character.


    A Moment's Peace

 
Whilst juggling card orders in the run up to Christmas and trying to craft some festive sparklies for The Vintage & Handmade Fair I have been  attempting to keep some kind of order and equilibrium with our dear little girl .. no easy task. Every box of vintage fayre destined for next Saturday's fair, has been elevated to a safe shelf or table where Minnie can't get her muddy little paws on them.. It has been a lesson in patience, cunning and persistence as we are both as stubborn as each other when it comes to staking  a claim to a vintage toy.
I hope that all will be safely packed and priced and ready to take to the fair by Saturday 1st and if Minnie isn't careful.. she will be the fairy on top of the tree at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall next weekend.



If you want to find that extra special vintage or handmade gift for this Christmas.. for your loved ones or just yourself then put on your warm hat and coat and come along to our Christmas Fair and get into the Christmas spirit next Saturday.





8 comments:

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

It's a bit like having a toddler again having a puppy, they get everywhere, but look soooo adorable! I think she will look lovely in wings and a halo! :)

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Talk about 'butter wouldnt melt'. She looks so innocent curled up in that blanket. Only wished I lived near enough to your fair! You seem to have an abundance of such things in your area, you lucky people. Good Luck with it all anyway.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

A warm hat and coat has got to be more glamorous than chest waders...fingers crossed that the rain stops and we have some crisp Christmasy weather to tempt the shoppers to Chipping Sodbury...

Looking forward to it Michele.
See you there,
Niki x

Karen said...

Hope the Fair goes really well and you don't sail away in the flood water. I have great sympathy for Mr Pickles - our neighbour has a border terrier called Bertie and he's an absolute terror. Minnie is very cute and I'm sure she will have you all trained to her ways in time! Karen X

KC'sCourt! said...

She looks so cute are you sure you are talking about the same little four pawed person?

Won't be able to make the fair this time, but we will be getting the little toy record player out we purchased last year
Julie xxxxxx

Josie-Mary said...

Who would've thought something so cute could cause so much trouble!!! Have fun on Saturday :) x

BusyLizzie said...

Great to hear about the adventures of Minnie. See you tomorrow. Looking forward to a super day with lovely people! xx

Granny's Button Box said...

What a cutie - if she gets hold of something that she shouldn't have, try squealing in a really high pitch girly way, she should stop in an instant and drop whatever she has got, then immediately call her to you and make a big fuss. It also works if she is about get something as long as you get your timing right, the quicker you are the less likely she is to pick it up but you must distract her from the object once she has stopped and looked at you. Good luck