Hi there creative friends,
Thank you to everyone who popped in to visit my craft room last week. I enjoyed sharing it with you and loved all of your kind comments.
As I work from home, my craft room is my workplace and therefore a very important part of what I do.
My work time is divided between the craft room and the office space…. and while I love my craft room, there has been something missing for a long time.
Remember I shared that I had a special delivery arriving last weekend… well, it arrived.
It’s been on order for about 10 months and finally it was available!
Can you guess what it is?
It’s my new craft room buddy….. [doing cart wheels here].
Let me introduce you to sweet little Bonnie.
Those of you who have been following my blog since it began over 13 years ago, may remember my beautiful studio buddy Gypsy.
She came to work with me every day for 12 1/2 years. When she passed it ripped a piece of my heart out and I couldn’t even contemplate getting another dog.
We have our toy poodle Milly, who is our family dog, but she is not one to spend time in the craft room… actually, she failed basic studio buddy training! But that’s okay because she is our adored fur baby.
So, it’s been 6 years since Gypsy left and finally in 2020 I decided that I was ready for a new side kick.
I contacted our breeder and waited very patiently. The two litters from last year were all boys…. then finally in January a new litter produced five boys and the last pup was our Bonnie girl. Usually there are 3 or 4 pups in each litter, so this was the largest litter this breeder had ever had… it was so meant to be!
So we first met and held Bonnie at 6 days old and have watched her grow each week until she was ready to come to her forever home.
Bonnie is a Bichon Frise – (pronounced BEE-shawn FREE-say), just like my Gypsy.
As my girls and I are allergic to animal dander, we have always had dogs with wool coats. This is my 3rd Bichon, so I know that we have no issues with this breed.
Little Bonnie is now 9 weeks old and weighs 1 kilo (2.2 pounds).
Like all puppies, she spends half her time getting into mischief and creating havoc….
And the other half fast asleep.
She’s had her first day in the craft room earlier in the week.
Everything was lifted off the floor and out of reach, so she only had her toys to play with.
There’s lots to teach her about being a good craft room buddy….
But for now, she is finding it all quite exhausting.
I look forward to sharing Bonnie’s craft room adventures with you ♥
Happy crafting my friends!
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