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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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!