These are the latest hand embroidered cushions I’ve sewn. I should have posted them before now, but when you design, make and do everything yourself, there really isn’t enough time in the day! The sitting Welsh Terrier is a new design, and I’m quite pleased with the way it’s turned out. It’s so typical of the way Edwyn sits, and a lot of other terriers too judging by the comments I’ve had!
I don’t list these on Etsy as I only make a few as when I can fit them in with all the other making I do….. They’re £80 each for existing designs, more can be seen here. I shall try make a few more of the sitting terriers while the days are long and the light is good. If you want to know more email email@example.com
This is our new Jack Russell linocut print.
Too long on our to do list I finally got around to finishing the artwork for the face and then carving it out ready to make in to a block for printing.
I spent a long time studying the faces of friends JRT’s on Flickr and Instagram and could easily do a version two with the distinctive pricked up ears, but for now this is the one I have gone with.
So now when I get asked if I have Jack Russell’s I can say yes!
Keyrings and Dog Tidy pouches are available in the shop (click on the sign top right), and orders for any of the block printed designs can be taken by request: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feeling the cold? Arctic winds are howling through East london, and some parts of the country are once more covered in snow so we thought it our duty to get our new handwarmer hot water bottles into the shop.
They are made from wonderfully cosy fleece and have a front pocket, very useful for warming up cold keyboard hands I find! Or for that added bit of warmth cosied up on the sofa, if like us you don’t have the luxury of an open fire. Some also like to use hot water bottles for puppies and elderly dogs, especially those in draughty corners, wrapped in a blanket these would be ideal for non-chewers! But I suspect you will want to keep it for yourself. I’ll certainly be taking mine to Spitalfields with me on Friday, along with a selection for sale on my stall. Now I wonder where I can beg some hot water from……..
Hand Warmer Hotties available in my EdwynUK Etsy shop.
Yesterday was Edwyn’s birthday so I thought I’d treat the boy to some homemade biscuits. I’d wanted to try out some of the recipes from the brilliant Lily’s kitchen book Dinner for Dogs but hadn’t got all the healthy ingredients ie black strap mollasses and spelt flour – I shall soon and will report back…. However I am a terrible recipe fiddler I can never quite stick to them, in this instance I looked at what I had in the cupboard and googled peanut butter and carrot and then fiddled with this recipe. I’ve written down the my adaptation as follows:
Don’t feel you have to stick to the recipe. You could use sweet potato instead of carrot and perhaps then you wouldn’t need apple. Some of you may have already sampled these at my Spitalfields stall as I’d made some to give visitors before Christmas, so if your dog enjoyed them have a go, they will love you for it!
If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook you will have seen a never ending stream on Edwyn in the snow photo’s! It’s now almost all gone now, except on the large expanse of the marshes and playing fields. I don’t know about you but I’ve loved seeing photo’s of all the dogs out enjoying the snow and certainly enjoyed our trek with a welcome stop off at the Princess of Wales dog friendly pub(bottom right photo). There was a queue at the door waiting to get in a 12 noon!!
We’ve had a bit of break from Spitalfields but will be back next week friday 1st February. In the meantime we’ve been testing some hand warming hot water bottle covers for you – something that has been on our do do list for a vey long time – but the cold snap served as a great motivator to finally get from paper to product! I will have those on the stall next Friday, and hope to have them listed soon in our EdwynUK Etsy shop.
So if you like us have had lots of lovely snow and have pictures of your dog enjoying themselves in it then do share them on our EdwynUK Facebook page. We’ve been terrible at promoting our neckerchief competition so all photo’s will be entered for that (we need more entires please!)
I just wanted to wish everyone, particularly our fabulous EdwynUK customers, a very Merry Christmas!
I am so behind with my own Christmas preparations I have had to enlist the help of Cartolina Cards to send you our Christmas message. If like me you have missed sending Christmas cards then download her fantastic app and you’ll be able to send some very beautiful Christmas and holiday greetings and perhaps feel a little less guilty!
For those of you who have got some time off over Christmas – enjoy! We’ll be heading to the Lincolnshire Wolds to enjoy a Christmas with family, if you use Instagram then follow us for some festive posts! And those of you working….well I hope your work is sprinkled with festive spirit!