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Silly Stan Meets Silly Buddy

My Saturday Selection today is Silly Buddy who make beautiful handmade dog collars for your pampered pooch and here is Silly Stan wearing his.

On the days when we’re not going to visit the Queen, we can detach the bow tie. 

Beautifully made, these collars are well worth the money and I might get round to kitting out the other 3 one of these days.

If you feel like pampering your own pooch Silly Buddy is donating 5% of all sales during March to the Japan Animal Disaster Relief” of http://.www.worldvets.org.  Please visit their website to find out day to day details about the amazing work they are doing for the animals that are affected by the awful earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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House Fetish

….or should that be ‘house feltish’?

As is obvious from my avatar and even the heading for my blog, I have a bit of a thing about little houses.  Unless, of course, it’s the one I live in which must be a big house in order to store all my paraphernalia, to say nothing of the various humans and animals who also pop in from time to time.

I love making my etui box houses but these ones are a little less labour intensive although call for my hand sewing skills which I usually try to avoid as I am a fan of the machine (but only because I’m so impatient). 

Anyway, I am about to open a new shop – yet to be stocked and so yet to be unveiled – and in order to build up my feedback a little before I start, I went on a mini Etsy shopping spree.  One of the items I bought was this gorgeous tartan doggie bow tie. (not yet received so not yet modelled by my own pampered pooch) –

I know, I know, but who could resist?  I promise I’m not going to start carrying him around in a papoose or anything.  Well, he’s too heavy for a start ……

Anyway, the other things I bought were a little clay house (house fixaxtion again) and a couple of PDF tutorials.  One of which was for these little houses.  I practised on some synthetic felt I had lying around but then bought in some lovely 40% wool felt as it feels all soft and fuzzy and comes in such gorgeous colours.  Perhaps I have a felt fetish too.

Of course, I messed around with the pattern a little and gave them a French garden (or jardin) as that is where they are made.

Thank you to Napkittenpattern for the original.

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