Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Rawhide and Fabric

Had a wonderful time on Saturday with my son. We went to East Side Marios and then to see "Fracture" with Anthony Hopkins. Really good movie!
The other day we took Elvis to the vet for his heartworm pills and rabies shot. Our vet is so perfect for what he does. We secretly call him Doctor Dolittle because he loves having a conversation with his patients and dotes on their sloppy kisses.
He checked his teeth and said they weren`t too bad for a 10 year old although there was some plaque and a little inflamation at the back. He recommended before having to spend $300 to get his teeth cleaned, that we give him rawhide to chew. Said his newest dog`s teeth were a lot worse and have cleared up from that. Elvis wants to take the rawhide outside and bury it though, so we have to keep our eye on him when he has one LOL

He`s also afraid of thunderstorms and we thought we`d give these natural drops a try. Doctor Dolittle said that they are money back guarenteed and that only one person wasn`t satisfied with them. So we`ll see what happens next thunderstorm.

After going to four stores on the weekend and saying a silent prayer that this was my last chance to find what I was looking for, so please help me find what I was looking for, I found some fabric at each one. Couldn`t find a large block green and white check but I`m happy with these. And there were some feather stuffed cushions for $2.50 each! I`m going back for more and if I can`t find the right colours will use them to recover. They sit nice and are the closest to down feathers I`m going to get :)
Here`s the batch of stuff I bought. I`ve decided yet again to use a bit of pale turquiose with the green and white as an accent and also a very small bit of peachy silk fabric that also has a fuschia sheen to it on a pillow or two. Not sure if I`ll use this yellow striped pillow but I liked it and can always use it somewhere else. Loved the turqoise one! Hopefully I can go back and dig for a couple more of the turquoise. They were all in 3 huge cardboard boxes on for half price! Everything was on sale and I didn`t spend any higher than 9.99 per metre. The far left green roses jaquard or tapestry was on for $5 a metre! And the whitest one there , a Waverly was $6! The pale peach and stripe were just pieces so I may use them or not. We`ll see. Definately that brilliant silk and the turquoise pattern though. The tulip piece, maybe. The green couch fabric looks a little off from the rest in this pile but doesn`t look so bad at all in real next to it all. And it is a cottagey room that begs for colour, rather than all the pale you see in some rooms in magazines, though stunningly beautiful, not the best with males and animals or me for that matter. Somehow something nice, hopefully will occur out of this pile of fabric, minus or plus something. I`ll see how it goes as I go along with each piece. I sure give real designers a whole lot of credit because it really is hard to figure this all out. A lot of time and mind changing LOL So now the rest of the work begins.........

7 comments:

CJ said...

Glad you had a good time. Wish I'd known about those drops a few years ago...we had a bull mastif who was terrified of thunder and would climb onto our laps. At over 100 punds, that was not funny! Poor guy, he'd end up under a table and every time he'd move the table would go airborne!
Those fabrics are stunning...you are going to have a 'magazine beautiful' house! ;)

Tricia said...

those fabrics are all so pretty! have fun with the them!

Zoey said...

The fabric looks pretty nice in the pile so I am sure it will look lovely in your room. Can't wait to see what you decide to do with it all.

smilnsigh said...

Oh I hope you use that pale peach and pink and pattern. But then, how could I resist such? ,-) It's in my genes.

Happy you had a lovely time on Sat. with your son.

Mari-Nance

Rosa said...

The vets want to clean my dogs teeth and scale his gums!! Uh, I don't think so! (Hey it took me 6 years to get to the dentist--does that give you a hint as to whether or not my dog is going???) If those drops don't work, I use Rescue Remedy on my animals, don't know if it's the herbs or the alcohol! hehe. Love thos fabs dawling.

Ellee said...

Glad to hear you get out and about and have a great time, as well as being handy with a needle too. I like your stone paving in the pic below, it looks like it has been laid very profesionally.

judypatooote said...

You know Elvis is my favorite blogging dog.....I don't know why for I don't know him, but he is just adorable....I love his coloring....and he has character... You say he wants to take his chewy's outside....well Max snuck his outside last year, and I found it a couple days later..it was laying in the woodchips....i picked it up, and it looked clean, I even washed it off with water....well he got bacteria and was sick for a couple of week....I never thought that would happen....but Maxie loves his chewy's too.....