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Friday, August 7, 2015

The Dog Days of Summer

While trying to come up with a theme for this week's post, I Googled "dog days of summer". From Fact Monster, I got this answer:
Dog Days is the name for the most sultry period of summer, from about July 3 to Aug. 11. Named in early times by observers in countries bordering the Mediterranean, the period was reckoned as extending from 20 days before to 20 days after the conjunction of Sirius (the dog star) and the sun.
Which means they're just about over. So, to celebrate their end, I asked for dog-themed items from the team. (If you wish to be featured in one of these posts, keep an eye out for my announcements on the team message board.)

1800s BUTTON necklace, Victorian DOGS on sterling silver, OOAK one of a kind jewellery.
Victorian DOGS on sterling silver by Allie's Adornments

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Brooch Set, Handmade Dog Scrabble Tile Art Brooch, Wood Brooch, Pin, Scarf Pin, Tiny Jewelry, Dog Lover Gift
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Brooch Set by Indy & Cleo

Paw Print Pendant with Two Pet Name Charms- in sterling silver for Dog or Cat Lovers, in memory of
Paw Print Pendant by Vision Quest

Dog Bone Love My Dog Squiggle Bookmark
Love My Dog Squiggle Bookmark by cserpent designs

Ceramic Mug - For the Sick Puppy in you Life
Ceramic Mug by Maid of Clay

Set of 3 Dog Potholders, Dog Mug Rugs, Dog Coasters, Tan, Rust, Basset Hound, Beagle, Bloodhound,
Set of 3 Dog Potholders by annie k designs

Purple Pug Wallet (with ID window and change pocket)
Purple Pug Wallet by Emo Seal Creations

Designer Chihuahua dog bamboo knitting needles FR3E US SHIPPING single point SP needle or any breed you love custom made to order any size
Designer Chihuahua dog bamboo knitting needles by Designs by Tami

Handmade Knit Wrist Cuff Wallet / Cozy / Case (for MP3, iPods, etc.) Choice of Copper or Cody
Handmade Knit Wrist Cuff by ohmay

Dachshund print reversible A-Line/jumper/girl dress- Modern orange and  Wiener dog print toddler dress. Birthday  dress for toddler.
Modern orange and Wiener dog print toddler dress by 100 Acre Co


  1. These are awesome "dog" themed handmade items!

    Thanks for including the potholders.

  2. Love this theme!! And, your picks!! Well done!

  3. What a great theme. So many wonderful creations here. XOXO

  4. Definitely something to bark about!
    Thanks Liz!

  5. Thanks for the post! Never knew where the expression came from!
    Great dog items. Woof!!

  6. Love the historical info on this saying and love all those doggie designs!

  7. Yippee! Thank you for including my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Brooch set!

    Major doglover here ~ guess you already knew that, right?? Lovin' all of this doggy creativity...SO doggone awesome!

    Gonna bark about it on twitter, pinterest, etc... WOOF!


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