Thursday, 31 December 2009


We had some family and friends over last night for our last Knit Club of 2009 (1st rule of Knit Club is you don't talk about Knit Club)! Needless to say not much knitting went on and lots of drinking happened.

I set my sister a challenge and gave her my box full of socks....create a sock creature I said and I gave her some books for inspiration.  Well she took up my challenge with great gusto, scissors and socks flying, and a while later Jeremy was born!!

Can you see him??

There he is!!

He's so diddy!

Anyway, it is with much pleasure that I wish you all a Very Very happy New Year.
Enjoy your last evening of 2009 everyone, woohoo........

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Monday, 28 December 2009

Happy New Year

Hotdog, Weeny woo from Widget and Betsy my Hooterninnie from Oddsox hope you all had a very happy Christmas.......

....and a Very Very Happy New Year

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Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Albert's in Holland

Hotdog and Me received a wonderful email from Albert Barkley today, he's has gone to live in Holland!!

He says -

Since a couple of weeks I'm living in Holland with Tessa.
I really like it here and I've made a couple of friends already:
Little Spotty and Maureen, two bunnies made of socks.
Just like me!
And Mister Jummy.
He looks a bit scary, but he is very friendly!

The otherday when I was sniffing around the house, I found some DVD's that I love!
Tessa has a lot of Poirot DVD's!

A couple of days ago, it began snowing in Schiedam.
So Tessa took me and the bunnies out and let us play in the snow.


I'm going to sniff out how the DVD player works!



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Thursday, 26 November 2009

It's Nearly Christmas!!!!

So excited!

Father Woofmas



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Saturday, 21 November 2009

Noonoo And Me

Hotdog and Me are very proud of our mummy, she has started to populate her online shops and she is making some really beautiful items.

I know the name sounds familiar, my fault as she had her shop name first....naughty Hotdog

Anyway, I just wanted to post some pictures of what she has been busy making.  It's quite a lengthy process as she has to find pure wool jumpers and then shrink them down before designing and making her items.

That's just a little selection but pop over to her shop for more. 

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Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Thank You Leanne

So we all know now that Leanne from See The Woods made Labra Kadabra the fastest selling sock creature alive, well she sent me a little Thank You for sending her the sock kit to make Labra from.

Look what she sent me!  I was totally shocked when I opened my parcel, I knew she was sending something but I was just expecting a card!

She even made me a sombrero as I told her that I had wanted to have a go at hats for Hotdog and his friends.

Hotdog, of course could not wait to try it on.

So from Hotdog and Me a massive THANK YOU to Leanne.

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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Children In Need

Hotdog and Me set a challenge to the good folk over on Folksy last week.  We offered the 1st 12 folksians sock kits for free but they had to create a sock creature and they had to donate that to the Crafteroo Children In Need shop.

These kits got snapped up very quickly and the challenge was on.

Not all the creations are finished yet, you can't rush perfection afterall:) but I thought I would do a kind of mid-challenge update as Children In Need is looming ever closer. 

What better way to raise money for such a good cause then to actually buy something!!  It's win win and you could end up with something totally fab for a Christmas present or even yourself!

Still for sale are:

Above we have Austin the Sock Zorse by Pennydog
Professor Babson the Manx Cat by Rara Avis
A Norwegian Lurgle by Widget and Friends
Hartley the Sockosaurus by Grannyruth
Lucy "The Love Stinks" Skunk by Handcrafted

These have been sold


Above we have:

Labra Kadabra by See The Woods
Violet by Chiyo

So pop over to the Children in Need shop, support a great charity and show love to all the fantastic sellers on Folksy who have donated items.  Remember the price of everything in the shop is donated to the charity not just a small percentage!!

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Thursday, 5 November 2009

So much to say, so little time!

Wow, Hotdog and Me have been absent for awhile huh?  Well we're back woohoo.....and have a bit to get through so here we go.

Firstly, we won a competition, only narrowly beating the bunny maker which was a shock!  It was the Craftjuice Halloween Competition in which we entered Brian.  He's so happy!  If you have a spare few minutes and you want to look at some wonderful crafts pop over there. Our prize was $ that is NOT to be sniffed at.

Head Honcho Hotdog (that's me!) promptly went over to Etsy to indulge my total and utter love of Kitsch by treating myself to some beautiful (well I think they are beautiful) Christmas Tree Decorations.  I bought them from a lovely lady called Appeljar she was so helpful, even more so when I realised she didn't post to the UK.  She went away and found out how much the shipping would cost and then told me about some baubles she hadn't listed and would I like to see them before she listed......well of course I did!!!   Below is what I bought, I cannot wait to receive them.

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Appeljar Appeljar

I know they are not to everyone's taste (and I know Mr H is gonna hate them) but I totally love them.

Hotdog and Me also did a craft fair, although this was not that successful due to very few people turning up, we did get to meet Blue Box Studio a fellow Folksian, which was lovely.

This is our stall with the lovely bunting my sister made.

We ventured over to the dark side as well and opened up an Etsy shop, fingers crossed they like us over the pond.

 And lastly, we posted out 12 sock kits the other day to some of the lovely Folksy peeps.  I challenged them to make a sock creature which they then had to donate to the Crafteroo Children in Need Folksy shop.  If you need a gift and want to do some good at teh same time then go take a look, there are some really nice items in there.

Here's a sneaky peak at one from Fatem from Rara Avis

Also, when all the sock creatures are completed I will post pictures here so you can all see how wonderful they are.

Phew, take a breath! That's all for now Folks da dada da da da daaaaaaaa.

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Saturday, 31 October 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Dave1 sent us a Halloween photo and said he wishes everyone a spooktastic evening.......mwahahahaha

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Thursday, 24 September 2009

Where Have That Pesky Lot Gone?

I was just having a look in my very very messy workroom and discovered that Hotdog, Weeny Woo, Weeny Woo's baby and The Hooterninnie have all disappeared!

Where have THEY gone I thought!!  So off on a merry hunt I went.  I searched the whole house but to no avail.  Finally a lightbulb came on above my head.....I had turned the light on by mistake!! Finally I had a brainwave!  I remember hearing them whispering all last week about how they were fed up being stuck in the house all the time.  Weeny Woo, who has a really happy nature, was bored at being ignored, I heard her moan that I hadn't even introduced her on the blog.

Armed with this new thought I went in search outside.  Eureka!!  I found them, all crammed into the camper van.

They were off on an Adventure they said but didn't get past getting into the van.  They were in the middle of trying to figure out how to reach the steering wheel when I found them.  Weeny Woo had the brilliant idea of all climbing on top of each other to reach it but they hadn't banked on Hotdog's clumsyness!!

They all agreed to come back inside when I told them that before they went anywhere in the van it would need a blinkin good wash.  They all had a look out the window and agreed that it probably was not a good idea to take it out JUST yet.....especially when they noticed all the cobwebs!! 

Weeny Woo and baby came all the way over here from Widget and Friends and The Hooterninnie came to us from Oddsox , so if you fancy some cuteness in your life, pop over to their shops.

Ssshhhh, lastly before you go, if you get a spare minute can you go over to Craftjuice and vote for Brian please?  I'm whispering cos Weeny Woo's bunny maker has a skull and crossbones over there as well and she's beating me :)

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Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Pleasey Weasey Vote For Measey!

Hotdog has entered Brian into a Halloween Competition and he needs all the votes he can possibly muster.

If you have a spare few moments would any of you wonderful people be able to go over and give him some votes.  It will do wonders for his self esteem!!

When Dave went missing he really went into himself and even the arrival of Colin and Jefferey, the other SKELLY DOGS, didn't make him join in.  Dave2 came along and went onto his new owner and the original Dave miraculously appeared again (but never told where he had been or what wonders he had seen!) and even these fab events didn't make him happy.

Hotdog believes and I have to agree that getting these votes will show him that people do care about him and maybe he will start to join in again.  So please, vote for Brian and give him that much needed ego boost.  Hotdog and Me and ALL the puppies will be very very grateful.

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Sunday, 20 September 2009

The Wanderer Returns

Dave's Back!!!

At this moment in time he STILL isn't saying anything so your guess is as good as ours as to where Dave has been over the last 3 weeks!  However, he is safe & well, has had a good meal and is now settleing in with his new human.

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Friday, 18 September 2009

To Custom or Not to Custom

I have had a couple of custom orders lately and found this to be quite an inspirational way of crafting.  Firstly it makes you think outside of your comfort zone and then once you have completed the finished project it ends up spawning a million new ideas.  What could be better than that?  Win win as far as I can see.

Here are some piccies of my custom orders, they were really fun to make.

We have Lucky Woofswell, Johnny Rottweiler and Vlad.

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Thursday, 17 September 2009


Hotdog has been feeling a bit restless lately and has decided to re-vamp his blog. Please bear with us, we are not very good at this.

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Testing a new photo layout.

I am a follower of a wonderful blog called Haptree and Me and the other day I asked a cheeky question. Could she tell me how to make a mini treasury, and she was so nice she said she could.

Below is my mini treasury of Haptree's shop on Folksy. Absolutely gorgeous isn't it, so colourful.

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So a big thank you to Haptree for all her help in making my blog look prettier. I am still in the process of doing this so please bear with us.

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