Tumbleweeds

Ew! For heaven't sake woman, have some shame! What? I've been in quarantine almost a year. Nobody sees me.
So we're not "somebody"? For the purposes of this argument, no.
Why is it acceptable that you guys are all furry and not me? 'Cause we're adorable.
Two Cairn terriers pant in the sun.

See? I told you we were adorable!

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Handmade olive green tweed cardigan for men.

If you have been considering buying a soft, handmade cardigan for yourself or someone you love, now is the perfect time. Order what you want while you can before fuel prices go up.

This lovely Olive Green Cardigan is hand knit of soft merino wool and alpaca. It has set in pockets, and the buttons are made of eco-friendly coconut shells.

This sweater and many other fine gifts are available from my shop.

Introductions

Hi, my name is Star. Your name is Toaster.
Sigh...
Can I at least be Toastar?

Despite the similarity of their names, The Tobester does not like The Toaster.

Cairn terrier stands over slain toy

Mom, you can’t draw a car for crap!

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Orchid Bread Cloth

To display your golden toast when company comes over, consider using this lovely hand stitched Orchid Bread Cloth to line your bread basket. Made of 100% cotton, it will add an extra touch of festivity to any occasion.

Orchid Bread Cloth and other fine gifts are available from my shop.

Toby and Tiger

Ouch. Doesn't this smack of copyright infringement? Nah, it's an homage!

While Toby’s bestie for trouble-making is Blue Puppy, his partner when it comes to food is Tiger. Tiger is actually a cheetah, but my family named the toy “Tiger”, and this is what I picture in my mind when they say it.

When Toby first started bringing me Tiger, I thought he wanted me to chase him. It took several tries before I realized that Toby was saying “Tiger is hungry too”. (D’oh!) So now after Toby eats he brings me Tiger, and then Tiger has his share.

Tiger waits patiently for his snack while Toby heads off by himself.

Toby had tried to steal a pair of pajama bottoms from the laundry to trade for food, but the more he pulled the more he closed the door on himself. Eventually he gave up and took a nap.

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If you would like a Dresden Plate Quilt like the one in the pictures above, I happen to have one! This colorful quilt has been hand appliqued and hand quilted over many painstaking hours. With the quilt are two matching shams so your new bedroom ensemble will already be complete. For more information, click here.

Checkout for the quilt is available through my shop.

Boots

Mommy’s boots and puppies’ boots

After a day of play.

They go with us on our ADventures

and then by the door they stay.

Climbing hills, breaking trails,

They go wherever we go.

We take them off when we say goodnight

And dream of more days of snow.

Two puppies make snow angels in a snow bank.
Two puppies look at their snow angels. One is an angel, the other one a devil.

Ooh, tough break Toby.

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Handknit man's cardigan.

Many fine cardigans and sweaters are still available at L Bowman Studios! These incredibly soft cardigans are hand knit of merino wool, superfine alpaca and Donnegal tweed. The buttons are made of eco-friendly natural coconut shell. Warm cozy sweaters allow us to keep the thermostat turned back to save both money and the environment.

Many gifts are available at my shop at L Bowman Studios.

Handles

My bunny slipper ears are not "Mom Handles"! My tail is not a "Dog Handle"!

Yeah…no more bunny slippers around here.

Young cairn terrier looking over his shoulder.

My tail is NOT a “Dog Handle”!

To get a handle on your little monsters’ terrible behavior, exhaust them by taking them to the Museum of the Imagination with Bitey and Toby’s book, Dream Our World!

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Inside, my boys visit the museum of their dreams while enjoying a day of unsupervised fun. A gift that is fun for all ages.

Dream Our World is available from my shop and from Amazon.

A Whatosaurus?

Roar! I'm a Chronosaurus: I've come to eat our Times...or maybe Fossil.
A Chronosaurus? Where do you come up with this nonsense? Trust me. I wouldn't be doing this if mommy could hear better.

Did you know that there is such a thing as a Kronosaurus? I didn’t. (Although older visitors might remember them from the playground when they were children.) In addition, there also existed a Charonasaurus. To make matters even more confusing, there is the Chronosaurus which is a species of time-traveling dinosaur from a contemporary video game.

I thought I had misheard someone say “Chronosaur” instead of “dinosaur” and my mind leapt to Langolier-style lizards eating time and those who failed to evolve. Turns out the speaker really did say Chronosaur.

I guess the take away from this is that while I am hopelessly out of touch both with ancient sciences and contemporary games, at least my hearing is OK.

That is a matter of debate. I have been telling you that I am hungry for weeks, but you never seem to hear.

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ASL Alien Hand Pillow with Galaxies

Whether or not you have perfect hearing, you can enjoy this hand-appliqued ASL Alien Hand Pillow! Pistachio green alien hand signs “I Love You” to everyone nearby as galaxies swirl in the background (as galaxies are wont to do, of course). This 12″ square pillow would make a wonderful gift for someone you love.

Alien Hand Pillow is available from my shop.

Snow Boinging

Aren't you getting tired of saying "Boing, boing, boing" every time you run? Never!
You're just jealous because I am too light to fall through the snow!

While our snow stopped during the night, the wind continued till morning. We ended up with knee-high drifts over most of the yard. Toby still loves boinging out in the snow, but now that he has put on extra weight, he no longer lands on top. I suspect Geordie is having a big laugh at his expense this week!

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If you would like to have more laughs at Toby’s expense, pick up a copy of Dream Our World. Inside, Bitey and Toby visit the museum of their dreams and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun!

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Dream Our World is available from my shop and from Amazon.

It Snowed!

Guess what? It snowed!
Whee!
Puppy makes snow angels.
Puppy dives into fresh snow.
Puppy does the backstroke in fresh snow.
Puppy digs in fresh snow.
Hello...what's this? They grew back?

Toby couldn’t wait to wake me up this morning to tell me that it snowed. He was so impatient to go out that he didn’t even ask for my breakfast. Once he got out, he Boing! Boing! Boinged! all over the place. It was so nice to see him happy and bouncy again!

The cold temperatures and 5″ of powder were all worth it to watch my puppy in the snow.

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Waiting for Santa

If you would like to share some puppy cheer, consider sending friends and family these Waiting for Santa greeting cards. (Without the watermark, of course.) The inside is blank so you can decide if your household is a “Merry Christmas” or a “Season’s Greetings” one.

These and other great gifts are available from my shop, L Bowman Studios.