Edwyn on Hackney Marshes New Years Eve 2013
Gosh! Just where has the year gone?!
We’ve had such a busy year at EdwynUK and can’t quite believe just how quickly time has flown by! We enjoyed a lovely summer, with sunshine and warm weather and lots of lovely walks, some fun dog shows and we started trading on Saturdays at Spitalfields which meant meeting lots more lovely dog lovers, and if we were lucky, their dogs too!
Next year we’re looking forward to working on some exiting new projects and dog prints. There’s always so much we’re itching to do and hope this year we’ll get more ticked off our list! We’re also looking forward to being able to walk to the Olympic Park from home when it fully opens in the spring, this will mean even more lovely dog walking on our doorstep, who would believe we live in a city?
Edwyn meanwhile is looking forward to more of the same: long walks, lovely food and lengthy snoozes! Ahh, it’s a dogs life!
So Happy New Year to you all! Here’s wishing health and happiness to all our lovely doggy friends and their humans!
Shhhhh, but you know what is just around the corner. I know I probably shouldn’t mention it before Halloween but I just had to show you a selection of our Christmas neckerchiefs. The doggie equivalent of a Christmas jumper these very festive fabrics and HoHoHo prints will ensure your pooch is the best most festive dressed in the park! There will be the option to have your dogs name printed in place of the HoHoHo or Noel too!
I’ll be listing them in the next week, but if you can’t wait until then just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Having grown up in the Lincolnshire Wolds in the beautiful town of Louth I thought I’d combine a visit to see the parents with work, so this past Sunday I took EdwynUK to Revesby Country Fair, which is only 20 minutes away. If you follow EdwynUK on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram you will have seen some of the lovely visitors to the stand.There were many, many, beautiful dogs, and I have to report a terrier bias! In fact within the first hour I had met three different Welsh Terrier owners (and two more later in the day) and such was the jungle telegraph that I knew Bryn the 6 month old pups name before he’s even made it to our stand! And the lady wearing the covetable terrier blouse came to tell me she’s just met a couple with a Welsh Terrier AND a Wire Fox Terrier – who turned out to be my brother and sister-in-law! (they hadn’t told me they were coming….) Although the award to most spotted breed had to go to the Border Terriers. And the award to the most tired to the Wire Haired Dachshund who flopped like a rag doll in it’s owners arms, too tired to put another paw forward!
We had a great day, met so many lovely friendly people and some super dogs and went home very tired and happy…..but not before watching Whiskey and Baxter, Edwyn’s ‘cousins’ competing in the terrier racing! And here it is………
Well, summer has truly arrived here in London with temperatures hovering around 30 degrees for more than a week now! Now we know lots of you are are fans of our hand printed neckerchiefs, but do you know that by soaking them in water they will help keep your four legged friend cool? Well that what we do and we’ve also had good reports back from our customers. The neckerchiefs are pre-washed so don’t worry they’ll wash and iron back to shape no problem.
These are some of recent customers looking dashing in their neckerchiefs, you can find them in our EdwynUK Etsy shop.
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.