Thursday, 26 July 2012

When I was a Child, Running in the Night....

Oooo-oooo-oooo-oooo-ooh the hounds of love are calling...

It took a stupid amount of time and half a cup of coffee to come up with 'The Hounds of Love' as a title for a dog post.  I clearly need to listen to more music.  This is another one of those weird posts where I'm not actually writing this now.  I actually wrote it yesterday but by the magic of Blogger it's being brought to you now.  Right now I am (fingers crossed...) on the way up to Rochdale to visit my family.  I say fingers crossed because we're a bit rubbish at getting out of the house on time, especially in a morning, I think it's just one of those things that happens when you have a child.  Anyway, while we're up we get to see my mum's golden retriever and her new litter of puppies.  I can't wait!  I always had a dog growing up and find life without one a bit odd.  Even though it's been 7 years since I finished uni and officially moved out I never really adapted to life without a dog.  I even trained our guinea pigs to wander free-range around the livingroom and come when they're called!  But nowadays they prefer to stay in the safety of their cage and hide from the scary toddler.  So when I see these puppies I will fall in love with them all but there'll be one I love a bit more than the others, there always is.  Expect cute puppy pictures next week.  

But you don't have to wait until next week to see lots of adorable dogs, they're right here.

Dig The Dog Soap by Essexsoapbox
£3.75 (+ £2.70 p&p)
A super cute spicy citrus dog shaped soap. Comes in wrapped in a tin bucket as a fabulous gift. 
Drawstring with Cath Kidston Applique Dog by alftextiles
£12 (+ £2.70 p&p)
Drawstring bag made out of blue cotton chambray and appliquéd on a dog in cath kidston star fabric in stone. The dog is in silhouette. This drawstring bag is large enough and perfect for shoes or keeping small items together when you go away on holiday or for the weekend. The drawstring bag measures approximately 15.5" x 11.5" (40cm x 29cm)

Fused Glass Tibetan Terrier by dancingdogglass
£59.55 (+ free delivery)
Handmade personalised Tibetan Terrier. Choose one of your own photos, or be inspired by our collection.  Designed to be displayed in sunlight or in a lighted cabinet, this piece measures 24cm x 24cm. Each design is made to order so please allow 1-2 weeks especially during the holiday season.  Own an original work of art based upon your own best friend! Perfect gift for any time of year

Half Pint Bone China Dalmatian Jug by gittegibbons
£10.50 (+ £4 p&p)
Half pint bone china dalmatian design jug with running, sitting and standing dalmatian on three sides and a red painted handle. The jug is 10cms tall and has the designers name underneath. 
Cute Jack Russell Terrier Bookmark by Terrierzs
£1.32 (+ 66p p&p)
Hand finished one-off Jack Russell Terrier bookmark on recycled manila coloured 280gsm card. Featuring a reproduction of an original sketch and hand finished using eco friendly black felt pen and white Posca pen, making each unique. This print has been printed in an antique blue before being hand finished. It will be carefully wrapped in recycled brown paper and packed in a recycled board backed mailer.

Walking The Dog Purse by Ellseybellsey
£8 (+ £2.75 p&p)
Taupe cord purse with black felt appliqué dog on a lead.  Large polka dot lining and handy D-ring for keys etc.  Measures 15cm x 13cm.
Terrier Print Patchwork Cushion by EdwynUK
£30 (+ £6 p&p)
These feather filled patchwork pillows are made by putting together a combination of fabrics, along with a unique EdwynUK linocut Terrier portrait appliquéd centre stage. The patchwork panel is lined and the back of the cushion is made in a co-ordinating blue fabric with an envelope button fastening.  These make great gifts for the dog lover and look great in the corner of an armchair, on the sofa or on the bed grouped with lots of comfy cushions.  The cover dimensions are 30cm x 30cm - approx 12” x 12”

Stanley Sausage Dog Colour in Toy by 2LittleFlowers
£10 (+ £3 p&p)
Stanley is carefully screen printed on to 100% cotton fabric ….all ready to be coloured in by a lucky little person. The sausage has outlines on both the front and back – for maximum colouring pleasure - with a stripy doggy jersey to colour in as funky or plain as you like!  He makes a great cuddly toy or soft, squidgy cushion.  The “Ready to Colour” doll is already sewn and stuffed and is just waiting for your own artistic interpretation.  Print size: 15cm tall x 25cm wide (6" x 10") approx

Hand Knitted Toy Bumpy Dog by DillyDallyDolls
£19.99 (+ £3.50 p&p)
This is Bumpy Dog from Noddy. He is Tessie Bear's dog, whose bumping and jumping causes trouble for all the toys. He is approx 10.5 inches (27 cms) tall

Wood Animal Toys Hound Dog by nobatteriesrequired
£7 (+ £3 p&p)
Wooden toy animal hound dog it is hand cut on a scroll saw.  It is made from beech and has been sanded and then a child safe finishing oil has been put on to keep him looking like new.  The size is 170mm wide tail to head, 100mm tall tail to feet, 20 mm thick.

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