Never ever, EVER say to your girlfriends 'Hey, let's just pop into the pet shop before we have lunch.' Bad move, very bad move unless you relish the thought of lying awake for hours day dreaming about this little man.
Isn't he the cutest of all cuteness's?! If I had $1200 (yep, that's TWELVE hundred dollars) in my pocket, I would have brought him there and then. Took Mr Tread Softly to see him today. We peered in through the window and there he was, looking right back at us. Is this what broodiness feels like? Hmmmm. NOW I understand! However, I don't think he's supposed to be mine. I kind of got that feeling when Mr TS choked on his coffee whilst telling him the price!
The real reason I'm posting today is to tell you about a new craft blog that I'd love for you to visit. One of my Girl Friday Craft friends, Victoria has started a new blog called Cupboard Love (Home is where the art is). Her third post is a fabulous needle felting tutorial. She intends to post tutorials regularly. Victoria, as well as being a wonderful artist also happens to be the crafting queen of possibly NZ. She's an amazing friend to have. I learn from her each week, so pop across if you like, I don't think that you'll be sorry.
On the crafting front in my studio, I'm working on some of my felt flower brooches. I have a meeting on Wednesday at a very special place that is interested in my work. I'll tell you more next week - if it all works out.
I'm still playing with plaster and am trying to perfect the outcome. Other things (like regular jobs) seem to have taken over as well as the website that is taking an age to build. I need to get it right though. We put our clocks forward last week which means that I'll be able to work into the evenings. I'm desperate for more time! Actually, I always have been. Some things never change.
On the Op Shop front, I luckily come across a bag of the most beautiful doilies. They really are tiny and quite quite perfect. I have lots of plans for them!
I managed to finish the two bird cushions for Jo's girls. They'll be winging their way over to Australia on Monday.
To friends in the UK - I'm soooooo behind with emails. I feel a generic one coming on soon to bring you all up to date with our life in New Zealand. Needless to say, it's just gorgeous!
Until next time...