I love anything cute, cozy and best of all handmade. Today this gorgeous handknitted tea cozy arrived in the mail - perfect to help me get through these cold winter days!
I've discovered a website called Made It - its like an aussie only etsy which means you get to see (and buy) wonderful handmade/designed items right here in Australia. Not only are you supporting Australian made but you also save on postage too!
And of course harry puppy had to investigate my new purchase ;)
I'm actually a day early but as tomorrow is a workday I thought I'd celebrate harry puppy's 2nd birthday! Unfortunately he was a little unwell last night so I've postponed the cake for now but here are some photos of him celebrating! Happy birthday harry puppy! Hope u had a wonderful day!
Ok I couldn't resist - I went and got him some cupcakes with sprinkles on them but I only let him have a little of the cakey goodness! (I know I'm such a bad pet owner feeding my animals cake!)
Yes I know its been one and half months since my last post - the end of June and July were horrendous so for now we'll just pretend that nothing happened during that time.
Anyways today's post is rather fun although some people might think that I'm such a meanie making my lovely kittykins and puppykins wear outfits! Don't worry I only put the pink hoodie on to Miss Holly for the photos - as you can see in the pics below she was quite a sourpuss about the whole ordeal so its now been packed away. Harry on the other hand seems to quite enjoy wearing the little jumper than my mum knitted especially for him. I'll fess up and admit that it was me who went to Lincraft and bought the little blinged out iron-on letters to embellish the jumper for him though! hehehe
One of the best things about having a beautiful puppykins is that you can take him with you when you go out. Harry loves travelling in the car as he knows that there will always be people to greet him and play with him at the other end (even if it happens to be a visit to the vet!)
Last weekend was no exception - we went to visit Mr ex-Kitty in his apartment in the city. Although the former Mr Kitty and I are no longer going out we are still good friends (or at least I like to think so) - in addition I had things that needed to be dropped off to him so Harry and I went visiting. Mr ex-Kitty also still adores Harry Puppy so any excuse to see him will do.
Mr ex-Kitty happens to live right near the Flagstaff Gardens so Harry got a chance to wander around and meet out city dwelling doggies before enjoying remnants of our bratwurst brunch at the Victoria Market. I am quite impressed that Mr ex-Kitty has learnt not only to cook, clean and do household related things for himself but he now also shops at the market!
I posted a while back about the kitty mansion that I bought miss holly kitty last year. Well it turns out she's not the only one who has taken a liking to it. I have a theory that harry puppy actually thinks that he's a cat - he perches on the back of the couch like one, eats leftover cat food and now has taken to climbing the cat tree! (I think it has more to do with the fact that he thinks he can then be closer and therefore more annoying to Holly than him actually enjoying being off the floor!)
During Winter Holly spends most of her day either perched on the topmost platform (especially when the heater is on because the hot air tends to pocket around that corner of the living room) or curled up in the little hammock - I'm actually surprised that she still manages to squash her amply proportioned kitty frame into it but she fits in somehow - LOL!
I have been in search of the perfect dining set for over 3 years now - the problem was that it had to 'go' with the rest of the modern furniture in my house and yet be small enough to fit into my teeny tiny lounge/dining area. Anyway a few months ago I found it - at Myer of all places and it was exactly what I was wanting - alas it wasn't on sale so I decided to leave it and think it over. Then a few weeks later they had a spend and save promotion which included furniture and yay I ended up getting the whole set at 33% off the original price!
Unfortunately when it was delivered no one bothered telling me that there was 'some assembly involved' - I ended up spending one entire afternoon becoming very well aquainted with the allen key and screwdriver in putting it all together! Here are some before and after photos - and as you can see Miss Holly Kitty has taken delight in perching her furry bottom on the table! Here is a little catch up from Easter - the potential new Mr Kitty delivered a lovely surprise Easter basket to me filled with all kinds of goodies. Look at Miss Holly Kitty's expression! hehehe!
It will be 3 months tomorrow since my last blog post and boy has there been a lot to catch up on! Here is a quick list of some of the things that have happened during Autumn 2010 (in no particular order). I promise to write more blog posts and post more pics of my wonderful Harry and Holly soon.
1. Harry passed his Basic Obedience 1 exam yesterday - yay! 2. I now have a fancy schmancy iPhone (although the quality of the photos are pretty poor at least its a lot more convenient than using my camera most of the time) 3. I bought a shiny new bicycle at the beginning of April and managed to surprise myself by not falling flat on my face despite not having been on a bicycle for close to 20 years! 4. Holly has had 2 bouts of FLUTD (Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease)resulting in multiple visits to our lovely and very good looking local vetinerarian - thank goodness for pet insurance as! She's back to normal now at least :) 5. Mr Kitty moved out of the kitty abode and we are no longer together 6. After 3.5 years the kitty abode has finally been furnished with the addition of a dining table (and chairs)! Now my guests no longer need to sit on the couch and eat off their laps! 7. With the departure of Mr Kitty that also meant the departure of the ridiculously sized 46" fancypants tv - so I had to buy a new one (it's only 32" though - so sad) 8. Not really an item but yes it has been a very expensive last few months with lots of big ticket item purchases! 9. I am now on a strict budget trying to save up for a trip to New York at the end of the year to see one of my besties and her soon to be here addition to her family! 10. I have started seeing a potential new Mr Kitty (and he is lovely) but it is still early days
Follow the story of Harry and Holly - my dear little furballs who are taking over my teeny tiny abode.
As for me well I'm a 30s something girl living in the leafy eastern suburbs of Melbourne learning how to juggle all the ups and downs of finally being a grown-up.