Sunday, 27 April 2014

Handmade Monday 165

Welcome to another Handmade Monday!  I don't know about you, but time seems to be speeding by at an alarming rate - these weeks come by far too quickly!  Magazine projects and deadlines seem to make time go even more quickly, as I'm always looking ahead.  I think we need a pause button sometimes - anyone else feel that?

But (maybe at least getting a sense of slowing down slightly) I'm loving the vintage feel on my latest card making project for Craftseller magazine..


These cards utilise the free papers that Craftseller will be giving away with issue 38, but I also got to use a free download from The Graphics Fairy in the form of a French postcard back - which I just love.


And as I was speaking of magazine projects, vintage and looking ahead...this is part of the latest projects, too:


Quentin news
Guide dog puppy Quentin is still doing well.  He's pretty good now at sitting on my left hand side, responds really well to come, sit, wait and (to a lesser degree) down and is starting to learn the command stand (from a sitting position).

I have my eye on that treat in your hand...

 I think he's getting better on the lead, although there are times he doesn't seem to quite understand that walks are for walking, not for sitting, lying down or chewing his lead (or my legs, which clearly seem tempting at times!).


Yes, I'm gorgeous!

He likes people very much.  Too much, probably, because he pulls to go towards people whenever he's out - he does have to learn that he can't get attention from everyone he meets!  It's hard, because most people want to stroke him and he just wants to be stroked.

Lying down for a treat - I like that idea!


Over to you now...how has your week been? What have you been making?


12 comments:

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Just love the guide doggie! I would be one of those annoying people trying to have a fuss.

I have bought Craftseller just for the papers and a super crochet cushion pattern this month. I hope to use the papers in my Annie Sloan furniture makeover mission.

Glad to be nearly back in the land of the living and well, slight set back this week. x

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Just love the guide doggie! I would be one of those annoying people trying to have a fuss.

I have bought Craftseller just for the papers and a super crochet cushion pattern this month. I hope to use the papers in my Annie Sloan furniture makeover mission.

Glad to be nearly back in the land of the living and well, slight set back this week. x

Stephen said...

I feel like time needs to slow down too, especially when it gets near to craft fair time.

Quentin seems to be growing so fast as the weeks go by. He seems huge now.

Picto said...

I love the old postcard look, it's a great idea for a multitude of occasions.
I'm enjoying the Quentin pics, he's so velvety.

Jan x

Patchwork Fairy said...

Quentin is just too cute - you are doing very well with his training!

Tracey Radford said...

wouldn't a pause button be good - can't believe we're whizzing towards May, and no sign of things letting up either! Love the french post card back you've used and I'm playing catch up with Quentin - he's gorgeous! How could you not want to stroke him? :)

Ginx Craft said...

I'm not surprised that everyone wants to pet him.

Julia Nyanyo said...

I love the way we get a weekly Quentin update, he's so gorgeous! (the crafts are ok too!)

Lucy Blossom said...

I can't believe how fast time is whizzing past, a pause button would be a great idea. Quentin is totally gorgeous, and its great that he will become an enormous help to someone in the future.

Free Spirit Designs said...

love the idea of a pause button, life moves far too quickly!

your vintage themed card looks gorgeous, it is comforting to get in touch with slower and simpler times isn't it.

I can't believe how much Quentin has grown! He seems like the loveliest dog and its great to hear that he's doing so well with his training :) x

Hellies Corner said...

I love your dog, I'm amazed how they train dogs to be so good as guide dogs, as lets face it most dogs are a bit loopy!!

Little Harriet said...

Time is just flying, can't believe it's nearly May!
Aw Quentin is gorgeous!