Monday, March 3, 2008

Whippet Challenge

Patience and her Whippets have challenged all of us and we are totally up for it! Mom loves to create and she loves to work with wood so this was a pretty easy challenge for us!

Here is her challenge:

I'm challenging bloggers to make something, anything, and post about it. Let's see what you creative people come up with! Here are the rules:

1. Make something, anything. It doesn't have to be complicated or artsy. Make a list, take an interesting picture, make some one's day, make dinner, make a doodle, make fun of yourself, make a poem, make your bed (OK, that last one is lame).
2. Write a blog about it. With pictures for extra brownie points.
3. Link to this blog and challenge six other bloggers to do the same.

Mom loves to carve spoons! Dad is a woodworker and has TONS of wood scraps available all the time and mom loves to put them to good use~

She carves small dishes too! This one is made out of tiger maple. See the tiger stripes in the wood?

Most of you know that mom sews for the Airedale quilting bee and that she makes a quilt block every year and contributes this block to many other blocks and the end result is a beautiful quilt to be raffled off and the monies go to Airedale rescue. Well, mom also knits and she loves knitting and felting purses and then needlefelting on them. This purse is called the buttonhole bag. BTW, I'm pooped! We had a really fun-filled day yesterday and I didn't get all my naps in!

Mom knits a lot of these purses and donates them to Airedale rescue as an incentive for people to buy raffle tickets! This is mom's Christmas purs. See that angel to the right of my head? Mom made that too, years ago!

She has also tried her hand at needle felting small stuffies too but she finds it much more tricky than just needle felting flat on a purse. The Dale and the Wire are both "jointed" with dental floss so their arms and legs move!

So we're supposed to challange 6 other bloggers! hummmmmmmm How about Asta and Amber and how about Butchy and Snickers and Poppy and Penny and how about Ruby and Joey and Tanner. We know all of you doggies are super talented! We can't wait to see your posts!
So until next time..............
Love ya lots,


Amber-Mae said...

Oh crap! This is a little tooo difficult for my mommy... Erm, she can sing. Can that be counted too? BOL! She just got a new job today & is starting work this Thursday. Not sure if she'll have time to do make something or even blog for me often anymore. Oh noooooo!!! But she will try but if he can't, I hope it's okay with you. Those wooden spoons are very nice! Your mom's very creative & innovative. You both must be very proud to have a talented mom!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Penny & Poppy said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch! Our mom accepts your challenge and we are going to see if we can get Dad involved too. He makes ink pad caddies for scrapbooking and ink stamping and he sells them on Ebay. BTW, those are beautiful spoons! That looks like hard work! Not to mention that your mom must have lots and lots of talent to make something that gorgeous!

Poppy, Penny & Pockets

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
What a challenge..I don't think we'we neawly as talented as youw Mom, but we'll do it..we want to wun ovew and buy evewy thing youw Mom makes
I gues you two awwe the best inspiwation!
smoochie kisses

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Maggie & Mitch,
Guess what? Mama has just started to learn needle felting. She just got her starter supplies & guess what she wants to make?? A wire fox terrier of course. We're sure it will take her too long to use one for our challenge, so we'll think of something else for that. The wire & dale turned out really cute!! The wooden spoons are really cool too. Your Mama does such nice work.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Gus said...

Whew. We were not caught in the tag, so we get to enjoy all the posties. I love muzzer. I had to say that first, because ....But she has trouble making the bed some days! When Dog said "creative talent" she thought he said PROcreative talent and hid behind a bush. hehehe


Petra said...

You have one talented mom! Where does she find time to do all of this creative stuff?!

Ruby Bleu said...

Hi Mags...I accept this challenge on behalf of my Mom since she does all the 'making' around here unless you count trouble or messes which I'm an expert at!!! LOL.

What would it take for me to convince your Mom to make a Boston spoon??? Hee hee hee!

We'll be thinking about the challenge and posting soon!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Welcome To The World Of Airedale Life said...

Hi Ezzy and Jag here. . We are impressed with your talented Mom.
We will take the challenge and will be posting Mom's creation soon...

Blue said...

What a talented lady your Mom is.
She's going to be a hard act for the others to follow.

Pats & pets

Lady Kaos said...

Those are all great creations. My favorite are the wood stuff, especially the spoons!!
PS How about that M&M car doing so good for most of the race and being at the top of the points? I bet it comes in first soon!!

Gus and Louie said...

Your Mom is really talented. I don't think my mom will measure up!!

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Mack said...

Those spoons are awesome!!

And the purses are gorgeous!!!

You come from a very talented family!

Moco said...

Your Mom has some real talent. Grammie likes to knit. She makes socks. She isn't rally good, but she tries. Maybe we can get those put up on the blog.

Joe Stains said...

Mom said I am not permitted to make a stain as part of this challenge, she is such a jerk!


Hi Maggie and Mitch,

I had a wonderful nap and after dinner the Mommy got back on th computer again and I took another nap. We went to bed about 10 pm and I sleep all night long. Now the Mommy thinks something is wrong with me. Please tell her I am Ok..she worries about me...I keep telling I'm not going anywhere.

Love ya lots Mona

The Army of Four said...

Wowzers, your mom is talented! We especially like the felted wool designs!!!
Hey, don't underestimate making the bed. I LOVE to do that!
Play bows,


Hi this is the Mommy now. I just wanted to tell your Mommy how impressed I am with her spoon making. I would love some made with my favorite dogs and I would pay to have them made and she could use the funds for Airdale Rescue. I am so happy to know that so many DWB families are involved in rescued. As you kown Dachshund Rescue is near & dear to my heart and even though I'm not able to foster or adopt any more dogs, they is still plenty to behind the scenes.

Sarah, the Mommy

Jake and Taryn said...

Wow!! Everything your Mom makes is so awesome! She should sell it on Etsy and then she could really make a lot of money for Airdales!! Our Mom is crafty we'll see what we can come up with!

Asher and Shelby

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
Wow! Sure your mom is talented! Those spoons are amazing!
Kisses and hugs

Kirby said...

Wow Maggie, your Mom is so creative! I'm nosing Mom to take part in your challenge and see what she can do. She might surprise me and do something real neat. he he! Mom thinks your wooden spoons are pawsome!

Your pal,

PKPWV said...

Wow Maggie and Mitch, your mom is SUPER talented and ARTSY! I'm so glad you didn't include us because mom would be hard pressed to make something!!! But we are very impressed with the wood carvings and the knitting!!! You guys are super lucky!!


bt said...

woah - your mom is so talented!

i'd love to eat peanut butter off of those spoons!

Hercules said...

OH MY GOSH! I am speechless! How wonderful! I am amazed at how beautiful your woodwork is! Just amazed!


Love, Herc

Bogart said...

Your mama is so ridiculously talented - my mama is salivating just looking at the gorgeous things that she makes!!!!!!


happy said...

The spoons are lovely! You have a really talented mom!

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Your mom is creative and skillful. Her handcrafted items are all so beautiful.

Boy n Baby

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh.. your mom sure is very talented. I love those carvings of spoons and bowl. The mini stuffies are so cute. I'm sure if Eil did it. I'll just be a round fluff of cotton wool

~ Girl girl

4xBs said...

oh my dogness, we had no idea that your mom was so talented. those wood carvings are sooooo beautiful. our mom really admires them.

and thank you for NOT tagging us. our mom can't make anything - oh well, unless a bowl of cereal counts, or a mess - hee hee - she can make a mess!

we are just so impressed that your mom makes such beautiful stuff. wowweeee. it makes us bark with amazement.


Jackson said...

Hey Maggie, your mum is so pawsome! How does she find time to look after you two, blog AND make such beautiful stuff??? J x

Snowball said...

Wow. your mum is very talented. We love everything that your mum has made.


Simba said...

Your mummy is so clever. Mine can just about use a spoon never mind make one.

Simba x

Mango said...

Yowsa! That stuff is awesome. I really like the spoons. You momma rocks.

Anonymous said...

Nanny has the same purse only in wed and that is what she carries me in, nice choice.
Kiss Mitch for me

Jennifer said...

Aroooo rooooo rooooooo!!! Wow, Mitch and Maggie! Your momma is awesome! Jen is just drooling over her beautiful woodwork. That is pretty funny because she doesn't usually drool like we do! Ha ha!

Holy puppies...beautiful beautiful work! 4 paws up to your momma. No...make that 8 paws up because Gabe wants to vote for your momma along with me.

Jen makes greeting cards. That's what she does...rubberstamping and coloring oh...and also sewing. Lotsa sewing.

Love your new banner too.

Woofs and slobbers to you both!

'BElla and Gabe

Girasol said...

that's is a very nice work!!
It's going to be difficult for my master to create something.

William Tell said...

Wow, your Mom is so talented! Whereas our own Mom...well, let's just say she has a brilliant personality...

William Tell

PKPWV said...

Hi M&M,

I think my mom took the pictures of the flowers for all the mommies who don't have flowers blooming yet! She said spring is coming!!!

Velcro and her mom

Lenny said...

My mom and I are SOOO impressed by your creative mom!!!! She makes the coolest doggie stuff! Does she sell any of it (hint hint WFT stuff)?

Your friend, Lenny

Caz said...

Wow your mum is very creative she is a very clever lady.
Ummmm i dont think caz has a chance. Maybe i will have to be creative and do some paw prints.

Ludo the cool dude

Molly and Taffy said...

They are beautiful things your Mum has made. We love the spoon with the Dale's head on it.

Molly and Taffy.

Gus and Louie said...

Yep that Louie is still always trying to take things away from me..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Lacy said...

woofies M n M, u mama iz soo creative...heehee my mama has trouble memberin her name...good fing u didnt tag loves dose purses...and da spoons...

b safe,

Frasier said...

Have to say that you guys are doing a great job modelling them.Your momma is super talented

Isis said...

those are just the nicest purses i've ever seeeeen

Patience-please said...

WOW and WOWO!!!!! The spoons are just gorgeous, and OOOOOH, I love tiger Maple. Good lord you are talented!

too impressed-

Pacco de Mongrel said...

those spoons are to nice to be utilize...i rather eat with my paw...

Bentley & Niko said...

so talented! It's all so beautiful too! We love the spoons!

Stanley said...

Maggsteroni & Mitch!

Your mama is TOO MUCH! She's so wildly talented, and my girl is just dying here looking at all of the fruits of her creative talent! The spoons are cool and kind of quirky looking at the same time, and those stuffies are amazing! You know my hoogirl has always admired your mama's felting.

Can't wait to see what every other pup comes up with.

Goober love & smooches,

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my dog, your mum is wonderful. How much talent has she got!!! Everything is just great. Love the spoons.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Cassidy said...

You have a clever mummy M & M! My mummy no can sew even. Daddy does the mending in this house!

Cassidy x

Peanut said...

Oh wow look at all that stuff you mom can make. It is great.

Ike said...

Your mom is so talented! I love the spoons.

Kiwigirl said...

Hi guys, thanks for visiting :) You two are gorgeous! Haha, thankfully my Ma and Pa knew what to expect when they bought the two of us because we're a force to be reckoned with :)
Josh and Jess

BenTheRotti said...

ooooohhh Mum loves to make things and now i have the perfect excuse to get my paws in on something.

Your Mum is really talented, those spoons are amazing!!!

Love, Licks and Tail Wags,

Ben xxx

Hammer said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch
Wow your mum is so clever and creative. You must be real proud of her .. and we are too !!!
Love from Hammer

Maya and Kena said...

Wow!! Your mommy is VERY talented!!
We especially love the stuffies! They are SO cute!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Agatha and Archie said...

Well we are NOT playing this game that is for sure because PL2 does not have an artistic bone ih ner body!! WOW is your Mom TALENTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Love A+A

Super Dale and The Bear said...

Wow your mum is so clever.
We wish our mum could do pretty things like that.

Miss Ellie and Baz

Jessie and Jake said...

Our mommy doesn't know how to sew. She just got a sewing machine 2 xmas ago and hasn't opened it up yet. Those purses are sooo nice - does your mom have a website?