Monday, 10 July 2017

Devon Teddy Bear Hospital restores the sight of Olivia's Teddy Bear.

This is Olivia's Teddy Bear WITH NEW SAFETY eye's. Unfortunately Olivia's little dog Pip had decided to taste Bear's eye's and Bear had come off worse. No photo's of Bear with no eye's but Bear was in a slightly distressed state.

Even safety eye's have plastic or metal parts behind them so never ever think they are full proof. The only full proof eye's on a bear or toy for a child under a certain age are the ones that are embroidered on the material of a toy (hopefully).

Luckily Olivia is old enough for her Bear with safety eye's. Olivia was also a day older yesterday .

It was a pleasure to meet you Olivia. Hope you had a happy birthday and enjoyed your holiday in Devon. Bear can now go home and enjoy the views of Ireland again.

The terrible two Freya Rose Blossom and De Ark are as usual over at Catflap Cavalier. 
Enjoying the hot balmy days of Summer. 

Last but not least, Happy Birthday Mark Vaile.
Mum won't tell anyone how old you are.
:-) xxx

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Soggibottom repaired

The front of Soggibottom cottage was looking very sad. All the window boxes had seen better days. 

New boxes and new paint. Grey might not be everyone's ideal colour but I love it. 
Seems I have mastered the skills of a paint brush after all.  
Freya Rose Blossom and De ark can be found as always over on their Catflap Cavalier blog.  

:-) x x x

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Emily's bear.

You might remember Emily's little bear. Or you might not realize this is the same little bear that came to stay at Soggibottom last week.

Emily bear before.

Emily's bear after her replaced paws, new nose and a very long bath. She has been well fed and has a little more stuffing. Also a new little squeaker. 

Seems Emily was pleased with the result. Really pleased I could help out with your beloved bear.

Freya Rose Blossom and De Ark are over on their own blog Catflap Cavalier enjoying the Summer.
Hope you are all enjoying Summer and keeping cool. 
:-) x x x

Monday, 22 May 2017

Emily's bear at Soggibottom's rest and recuperation

Emily's bear is quite small and fragile.

She is not made of mohair. She is a second hand bear.
But, and there is a but, she belongs to Emily.

Emily and her bear. Quite a while ago.

When I clicked on my mail, I don't often click any more. Photo's of the little bear.
My first thought was, no way can I restore Pepper bear to her good looks in this photo.

BESIDES, I am an ARTIST..... Then laughed out loud.

It seems as other bear hospital's around the South West haven't even replied to emails. AW.
Bear's no matter what they are made of are very special. Especially to little girls of seven.

I cannot give back the years of love. I don't want to. Instead, I asked Emily what she wanted.
Little bear has spent time in a bath then drying out in good weather. HUM.....
Poor little lady.
I kept her head above water don't worry and I think she has enjoyed bubbles.
She has also spent time sunning herself in my little back garden.

Along with other's.

Emily's little bear will keep you up dated.
:- ) xxx

Friday, 28 April 2017

Hello again Soggibottom.

Still here and still making every day count.

Just in case anyone gives up. NEVER GIVE UP.....

If you do, all is lost. Never give up when hard times hit or sadness comes. Sadness is always there, but you go on.

Many thanks to two of my beloved yesterday for doing the right thing and letting me do the right thing. Letting go is very hard.
Ah, before anyone reads this and thinks Freya is under the sand she is not. I also know my youngest is type reading this and saying AW MUM !

One part of the heart of Soggibottom now, I hope rests.
The other still walks. How lucky.
Soggibottom I AM BACK AND BEWARE :-)

This not me, it could be, but it's not.

It's not her !

Thank you so very much to everyone over the last two and a half years that have contacted me. Even if it's to do with some pattern that they struggle with. Aw, bless. Still here. Because I promised someone I would be. Always. XXX
For all those that sign anon oh mouse. I do not do anon oh mouse. Just email me and will answer EVENTUALLY,
So much belated mail. Will catch up. Janet, please email me again.

Or you can find me in South Devon, England. Taking in amazing views and thinking how lucky am.

It's has been so long I think I now forget how to sign off Soggibottom,'s blog. I think I always signed off with lots of love. XXX Lots of love. XXX.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Frankie de tabby.

I will leave this to your imagination as I know anyone with old paws, dog or cat knows exactly how it can be.
I am around guys, but so busy that other things take up my time.

Freya is over at her own blog The Cat Flap Cavalier. A few days ago she was picking out her very own boat.


Frankie de tabby, Freya Rose Blossom and I hope where ever you are this Summer you are having a brilliant time :-) x x x 

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Chatsworth House July 2015

Thank you so much to my friend Julie and her husband Mike for inviting Freya Rose Blossom and me to gatecrash their short break from work this week.
From the South West, keep heading NORTH.. I did that and I got lost.
Never trust sat navs, always have a map book and read it properly.
I found amazing English scenery I had never viewed before as I drove along roads trying to find my way to Chatsworth.
Two hours later after having had a great time I found Chatsworth house.
I found the farm shop I have to be honest then Mike and Julie came to my rescue.

Chatsworth House.


Freya Rose Blossom and I had the pleasure of meeting my DOG DAUGHTER at last.

Princess Leah in the Furrs and FUR REAL.

The hunting tower stands high above everything else. It's in the middle of the photo in the far distance.

How did that happen ?

Must have been Magic !
If I hadn't have driven so many miles today I would show you more.

Boy oh boy !!!!!

Freya is over at her CATFLAP CAVALIER blog. Joined by Princess Leah.
More of Chatters a way house photo's to follow soon.

Freya Rose Blossom, Princes Leah, Julie and I, promise.
 :-) xxx