3 December 2015

Here you come again...

Here you come again
Just when I've begun to get myself together...
And light those pretty eyes...
All you gotta do is smile that smile
And there go all my defences...
You're messin' up my mind
And fillin' up my senses
Here you come again
Lookin' better than a body has a right to
And shakin' me up so
That all I really know
Is here you come again
And here I go

24 November 2015

I'm not saying anything...

 Guinevere van Seenus by Steven Meisel

And then my soul saw you and kind of went...
"oh there you are, I've been looking for you."

31 October 2015

It's madness...

"...but hasn't one a right to one snatch of scandal when one is prepared to pay?"
Henry James - The Ambassadors

27 October 2015


Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Souvenir of a pain or retirement of Santina Negri, 1889

19 October 2015

Feeling blue... mood board


                                               were so near...

                                                                                  I might have passed you...

                                                                                                                              and not known...

Ever fallen in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
You shouldn't have fallen in love with

Nogensinde faldne i forelsket med nogle en
Nogensinde faldne i forelsket, i forelsket med nogle en,
Nogensinde faldne forelsket, i forelsket med nogle en,
Du skulle ikke have forelsket sig i med

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4 October 2015


The Japanese word mottainai isn't easily translated accurately into other languages,
it's an old Buddhist word which has ties with the Shinto idea that objects have souls.
The nearest I can get to it is that it's a term conveying a sense of regret concerning the waste or misuse of anything; food, cloth, time... the last is something I have seriously been a culprit of wasting.
After spending what adds up to literally days over the past couple of years amassing hundreds of beautiful images on pintrest, which sent me spiralling off in all directions full of ideas, I realised it would take a hundred lifetimes to be able to follow through all of them, and that while I enthused over the makings of others I had come to an almost standstill in creating anything of any worth myself. 
Unless I actually stepped away from the computer I was never even going to make a start.

The internet must be wonderful for people who are housebound, it opens up worlds,
but it's also probably one of the biggest wasters of time.
One of the reasons I'd not posted for nearly 5 months was because I wanted to take a step back from the internet, no weaning, just stop.
It worked.
I managed to produce more in the 5 months than in the whole of the year before,
most of it churning out the same boring things to stock up my shop, but a couple of things started to materialise outside of the shop that were actually using my brain.

The internet is a siren. 
I like to see and read about the things you make, the courses you give, the renovations you make to your houses, the fairs you attend, I just don't need to be plugged in 24 hours.  
So why am I posting again? well... (and trying not to sound like an AA meeting)
my name is the woolly dog and it's been a month since my last posting...

That's me above, minus fag 

25 March 2015

In memory of March...

What is going on this year?...
so far this month two friends have had bereavements, one her daughter, the other her mother and now my husband is having to cope with the sad loss of his father, who was a real gentleman. 

'Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory'- Dr. Seuss

16 March 2015

For Jenny...

I've been waiting for the right time to use this...

or instagram or twitter... so

Jenny of the custards for giving me the opportunity. x 

9 March 2015

Monday morning...

This was just a few weeks ago... but seems a distant memory now

it's so grey out there I thought a bit of colour might brighten the day

It's been quiet on a lot of the blogs out there as well as on here...
especially one of my favourites who always cheers me up; the custards who seems to have dropped off the planet, I do hope all is well...
all quiet except lazy daisy jones who's a whirlwind of making and must be on something, whatever it is I wish she'd share it around!
 mrs bertimus must also be on the same stuff and is producing some great art.

I think perhaps a lot of us are taking stock of our lives

While away lazing on a beach looking at the sky you have time to put a lot of things into perspective...
I returned with the idea to close my etsy shop and get rid of all the wool, fabric and trimmings accumulated, I'll never use them all!
but have now decided to try and make the shop more cohesive and still de stash, so that presents the problem of how to sell them, maybe a table at a fair, but where, any ideas?

I'd prefer an open day here in the summer and offer tea and cake to anyone who turned up but I don't think many would be able to get to Dorset...


This weekend brought sad news of two deaths, a friend's mother and another friend's daughter, only in her twenties...
something like that certainly puts things into perspective.


Enjoy even grey Mondays... x


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