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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

WOYWW 269

                                          WHO LET THE DOGS OUT....WHO, WHO, WHO, WHO?

I had the strangest request this week.....someone contacted me to see if I would make a bag, cushion and quilt as a present for a little girl who has a chihuahua and dotes on it. So this is why pink things are on my desk!
Luckily, I had strips of joined up squares already made up...oh yeah!

Making a cushion fit for a puppy princess!

I'm making the bag from this recently bought fabric. It's sturdy cotton so will be fine for lugging a small dog about in.  Well, I've made doggy bandannas before so knew that could LEAD onto bigger things. I sank my CANINES into the project, though it was a bit RUFF at first. But you know me, I like to COLLAR new ideas. Ok, don't HOWL at these puns, I'm stopping now as my voice is HUSKY....... Feel free to continue this thread in the comments if you wish!!!

My train obsessed menfolk had a treat last week (belated birthday prezzy). They thought they were going to learn to drive a small steam shunter train. This is what turned up instead....
They had a fab day and ended up dirty, covered in coal dust and grease and couldn't have been happier. I love this picture :-)

Have a great week!


49 comments:

  1. I was all set to write about the doggie bag and then I went oooooooooo train!! That does look like a lot of fun. And the bag is, of course wonderful. The puns had me giggling : D.

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  2. What a great photo of the boys (!) with the train! What fab fun... the doggie bag is cool too... can't think of any new doggie puns though, right now. Helen 7

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  3. Lol at you Jan- very funny. Loved the pic of your menfolk on the train. Quite shocked to see how early I am in the list, good for me as most of my visits will be tomorrow. My wonderful eldest son is 40 today, so will be visiting him later when we get up. Have a great week, Huge hugs, Shaz xxx

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  4. What a great photo Jan, I can see why you love it. Great projects too. Have a happy week
    Hugs Lynda B 17

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  5. Fabulous photo of your menfolk! Some engine that arrived! A cushion for a dog - and a bag! Hmm - gives a whole new take on the idea of walkies!!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

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  6. Fab photo of the train menfolk! My brother in law part owns a train and my sister loses him most weekends and my brother spends most his weekends with trains!!!!! I live close enough to a train track that has the odd steam train coming through to see them ! Oh yes desks........ Lovely fabric I am sure the doggy will love it all:)
    Jackie 11

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  7. Loving the colours of the fabrics. The little girl is going to love everything.

    Glad the menfolk had a fab day.


    NB....I sent you an email 23rd July enquiring about tote bags.

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  8. Oh what a barking good idea. I thought dogs had legs and liked walking? :-) I'm a bit of a TERRIER when it comes to things like that and like to get my TEETH into it. Just get a PAD of fabric out and FETCH out matching threads then WAG a few hours off work to get creative.....best I can do sorry [my brain is fried from steaming the 10 dresses for the wedding yesterday!]. Guess you knew I'd have a go though and I wouldn't let you down ;-)
    Have fun creating and thanks for your visit already.
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 19

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  9. LOL! dog in a bag. Lucky little lady (and pup) to travel in such style. Love the hodge podge of colour and pattern. You make me want to pop round to FLUK but I fear my local is nothing on YOURS. See? If I got a bag of coal that looked that good I wouldn't care, now would I? LOL again.

    Have a good one.

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (5)

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  10. ah Lunch lady Jan so much cheery colour on your posts. superb.. and well love the fact you had head start on the squares.. gotta love that eh?? love the birdee fabric the bag is going to be made out of.. and great shot the boys with huge happy smiles where is the after shot - y'need before and after y'know!! happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #27

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  11. How clever of you to figure out the chihuahua likes pink! LOVE that bright and fresh fabric you have there. I wish I was a better needlewoman ... can just about get by and have made more costumes for school plays than I can count - mostly designed from scratch without a pattern - but it's easy really because you just lie the child on some sugar paper and draw round them!
    Thanks for popping by my blog this week ... the overlapping leafy crochet that you think looks like a dragon is actually called Crocodile or Dragon stitch! Yet to quite master it but I ain't giving up yet! Love to you this bright and sunny WOYWW! Debbie xXx

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  12. Oh Jan you are a Wag, you had me HOWLING at your Shaggy Dog Story! I just had to SETTER down a few words in reply.But time is running out and I have to get Jack to Russell up some dinner, or KEN'LL be very grumpy!!

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  13. Hi Jan your post and the comments have had me giggling - soooo funny. My niece has a dog that she took out in a bag and bought pearl etc encrusted collars for - well call me old fashioned but I thought it ridiculous - bah humbug !!! Each to their own I guess. Pretty fabric though. Great photo of your menfolk! By the way did I mention how much I love my bag !!! :-) Anne x #25

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  14. You have had me smiling early this morning! The comments about the dog were so cute! And then the Train! Wow what a great photo. They looked like they had a great time!
    Glenda #42

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  15. Love the picture of your lads! I have one similar of DBF from a few years ago! Ha, ha making doggy stuff aye?? I am not very good at English puns yet but I must say I loved your story!
    Lots of hugs.
    Cardarian

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  16. Back again with a proper number, still amazed by your skill of putting patterns together. #37

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  17. Your boys in blue look very pleased with their train ride and I am sure the young lady will be thrilled with her K9 bag. Sandra de @52

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  18. ****dy dog in a bag. For ***s sake. Ah well, I don't have to walk down the road with it or her I suppose. Grumpy? Only about bags for dogs! Love the cheery fabrics though!

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  19. Very witty Jan and you have some joining it with the doggy puns...I'm at a loss to add .. love the set you've made. The men have satisfaction smiles, don't they - cheers, happy WOYWW RobynO#29

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  20. Well I just know your puppy princess will love all of the things you make. Fab colours as always on your desk. Love your train loving men photo, bet it was great fun, if you love that kind of thing!! Lol Take care Zo xx 43

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  21. It looks like a productive work space! xx Jan (57)

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  22. Boys and their big toys, things never change LOL!
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x

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  23. Can just imagine the puppy princess on her pillow! A new line in the making! Well done! Patsy

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  24. Hi Jan, you know how to please your menfolk, don't you? They look like two overgrown schoolboys in heaven.
    The bag and cushions will be lovely when finished, nice bright colours will disguise the odd muddy paw print.
    Have fun
    Chris #45

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  25. Oh my goodness, your menfolk look adorable!! I think that puppy princess cushion is going to be fabulous. I just now posted my desk--I'm having a crazy, on-the-go kind of day. But all is well. I canned my first small batch of tomatoes, and they are ripening in loads. Trying to get some other things done, so I can get back to work on my crafty book. AND...I just need to sew things. Hugs and love! Sandy Leigh #69

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  26. All those puns might drive me BARKING mad.

    K, that's all I've got. ***grin***

    Love the happy colors you're using. I'm sure princess and her doggie will be quite pleased.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments. :-)

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #16

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  27. Hi Jan, your squares are so pretty, I especially love the dragonfly fabric! What an unusual request but I always think that a chihuahuas is the ultimate accessory so why should it not have it's very own designer bag! Love the photo of the boys on the steam engine ... they look so chuffed :) Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #53

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  28. Oh well Sandy beat me to it. I'm still giggling about your cottage industry manufacturing canine collectables. Or portables. Love a bit of steam train myself. I once worked with a train nut - he got maintenance to put a shelf up all round his office so it ran all the way round and put a train set on it. What a hoot. He had a steam engine phone as well. LOL takes me back. Happy WOYWW Hugs Cindy some number or other I forgot to look. xxx

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  29. That is something awesome you making there, wow.. Kind of cute that request I think.. and your menfolk - rare to see that kind of happy faces for sure. Thank you so much for sharing your WOYWW :D
    Kind regards
    Mariane

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  30. Oooh fabric, oooh fabric! Thank you for your visit. Karen #18

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  31. Oh how punny! How exciting for the menfolk!! I'd be jealous! Well, my howling husky would be mortified, but the fabric is quite nice! Have a great week.

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  32. Great shot of your men on the train. Bet they had a brilliant time. Nit sure about dogs in bags, but the quilt looks lovely. I have a little bit of one of the flowery fabrics you've used. You sent it to me along with the strawberry print, a little while ago now! No desk from me today, but I posted about the glow worms, if you're interested. Fx

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  33. Oh, my daughter would be very jealous - she would love to be a steam train driver!! That fabric will make a very cute doggy bag!
    Bernice #78

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  34. Hey guys, dogs are people too. No, wait. My cat just set me straight on that. Dogs should not be lugged about in pretty princess pink tote bags but should be left in the alleyways to fend for themselves because we are too busy catering to our cats' every whim. The bag will be quite fancy and fit for princess tiny tot dog (pocket dogs? puntables?). Looks like the boys had a fun day doing boy stuff.

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  35. Hi llj
    oh dear the puns (LOL). I hope you put a little pooch inside, sorry I mean pouch. Did you use your walk-ies foot on the machine. it looks pretty fabric but not sure I like the idea of bags for dogs
    janet

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  36. And I thought doggie bags were for leftover CHOW! GOOFY me, arf. But I do love me some trains! Your fellows look like PUPS. Okay can't think of any more shaggy silliness...love the kit you're making. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #61

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  37. lovely lovely lovely fabrics, theyr so cute, the cushion was foe the dog! wow!

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  39. What a BARKING mad idea but I'm sure she'll be (dog) BOWLed over with it! Very FETCHing fabric! ReallY APealling! Hope you are STAYing cool down south! Those boys sure look happy btw!! Chris 36 xx

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  40. Oh deary me, I think you used every doggy pun in the book, sad, sad, sad. I don't know what's worse your puns or the fact you have to make those things for a dog. Mind you my parrot sleeps in a cat igloo and has his own cushion on the lounge, but he is human you know. Love, love, love the train shot. There is nothing a man loves more than playing with trains and that's one big train. Have a great week.
    Luv Von #15

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  41. Still giggling over your dog puns...that little girl is going to love all those colors! So pretty.

    You are not only cleaver with your craft....you are pretty sharp with words! I bet you are good in word games.

    Thanks for the giggle!

    Hugs Robin #81

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  42. Hehe, loved the dog puns! Now this is totally irrelevant but the name on your water bottle is a suburb south of Sydney where there is a train museum! Weird, eh?
    RosA # 3

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  43. She will be one happy girl
    Bridget #48

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  44. Hi Jan,

    Love the puns you really have been having a bow wow of a time, better be careful you don't wag that tail if yours too much you might start chasing it around and around. I think you are going to make one little girl really puppy happy.

    Have yourself a doggy treat and a cuppa milk
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda (who is really really late)

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  45. Thanks for your visit, Jan, and for your lovely comments on my card. I have to say, I was quite chuffed with the results when it was finished. Your lovely bags do get some strange uses, don't they? I would never have thought of carrying a dog in one, but then my two are far to bouncy to put then into anything like that. The one I bought has found a perfect use for me - it now contains all the chargers and cables needed for all the electronic gadgets I take away with me. Now I know exactly where they all are at any time - a real first for me. Have a great week. xx Maggie #32

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  46. That is one posh doggie bag. My favourite piccie (and Hubster's) is the train piccie. Mr G suits the boiler suit!
    Hugs
    xx

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  47. Oh, you silly BITCH! You must be BARKING mad making sewn items for a chilliwawa! I think I'll have a SNIFF around your sewing room before I go and deBONE a chicken for tonight's dinner. After that I'll need a nice soak in my CLAW-footed tub ...

    GREAT (that's meant for emfaticism and not dog-ness) photo of your menfolk and their giant toy train! What fun!! Have a wonderful birthday weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

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  48. Love the sewing and I certainly enjoyed all the doggy words but I love the photo of your menfolk. What a fab present and what a fab memory that photo will bring in years to come.
    Thanks for visiting me earlier, sorry I am so late I have been on holiday - Hugs, Neet xx

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