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Rocking Dog Would Love To See You At Court House Farm

Italian Twist,Rocking Dog

Italian Twist

After a quick trip to London to see “Future Islands” (LOVE that band), the weekend now beckons and Rocking Dog is sewing frantically for the first of two festive events at Court House Farm, Portishead. Sunday 26th November and Sunday 10th December. There are wonderful stalls selling beautiful things to give … or keep! You will find delicious things to eat and there is always the opportunity to drink something warming whilst catching up with friends.

Rocking Dog would love to see you there and to chat, hopefully not through chatteringly cold teeth! Kick off time 10am and end of play 3.30pm.

Come and get Christmas sorted, whilst supporting individual makers.

Have a great weekend, Love Rocking Dog x

PS To all Rocking Dog Huddlers come and enjoy mulled drinks, homemade cake, gentle chat and creativity on Wednesday 29th 7-9pm. Donations into the teapot for Fine Cell Work supporting prison inmates to sew and embroider. New huddlers always welcome.

Advent Season,Rocking Dog

Advent Season

Stockings Galore!,Rocking Dog

Stockings Galore!

Crooked Hearts,Rocking Dog

Crooked Hearts

Ready To Give,Rocking Dog

Ready To Give

My Scandi, Rocking Dog

My Scandi

Beautiful Bags, Rocking Dog

Beautiful Bags

Who Is Going To Be Taking Delivery?

Who Are the 2015 Rocking Dog Advent Calendar Recipients? , Rocking Dog

Who Are the 2015 Rocking Dog Advent Calendar Recipients?

Rocking Dog has been organising another bespoke advent calendar. Unlike Last Christmas my latest edition is not going to be going to empty nesters. Each mysterious brown paper bag is filled with activities, jokey gifts, tasks to fulfil and hopefully lots of fun and laughs will be had over the days of advent. I can’t give too much away i’m afraid. The doorbell will be rung very soon for one lucky (?) family. As all serving staff seem to say these days ” Enjoy Guys” AAAAAAGGGGHHhhhh!!!!

It is evident I need some calming music. Aaaaahhhhh that’s better!

The Rocking Dog Elves Are Back! Yikes!

Iconic Christmas Rhyme, Rocking Dog

Iconic Christmas Rhyme

Yes, the Rocking Dog elves are back, and have started on the task of crafting jolly advent calendars.

2015 sees the creation of some advent calendars utilising Clement Clarke Moore’s iconic “‘T was the night before Christmas” rhyme. It is said that New York resident Moore wrote it for his own family on Christmas Eve 1822.

Stripes, gingham, stamped numbers and rhyme, together with cute little mice will all come together to create calendars with room to stash little treats.

I’m sure there’ll be other advent creations along the way… but the elves have made a good start.

These calendars are for life and not just one Christmas!

Wishing you a lovely weekend when it comes about.

Rocking Dog is delighted to be returning to the Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall on 5th December. There will also be some festive Rocking Dog sales at the Hambrook kennel. Dates will appear soon.

The Cunning Plan!, Rocking Dog

The Cunning Plan!

Inky Letters, Rocking Dog

Inky Letters

Words & Numbers, Rocking Dog

Words & Numbers

Fun In Paper Bags!, Rocking Dog

Fun In Paper Bags!

Candy Cane Detail, Rocking Dog

Candy Cane Detail

Advent Elf, Rocking Dog

Advent Elf

Heirloom Advent Calendars

handprinted dates rocking dog

Handprinted Dates

Sewing into the wee hours!
Better late than never – made a productive start on the first of three advent calendar designs. Hand stamped numbers, a couple of ginghams, Emily Sutton’s Curiosity Shop fabric and lots of fiddly sewing!
The other designs will feature knitastic Lucy’s elf with hand printed verse, and another featuring a mouse with the beautiful “Twas the night before Christmas verse”.
These are heirloom pieces – a calendar is for life and not one cardboard chocolate filled Christmas! PS… sssshhhh! Suzy Smith editor of Country Living bought one of these last year!

night shift rocking dog

Night Shift

advent materials rocking dog

Advent Materials

making up calendar rocking dog

Making Up Calendar