Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cookie Inventory

Need More Cookies
Zachary: "Need more Cookies!"

Goodness, aren't we rude.

Cookie Inventory

Cookie Inventory
(considering options)

Cookie Inventory
Penitent Puppies

Dog Blog Post #2393

The boys taking inventory of the Cookies.

Looks like a Pet Store trip is in my future.

The smallest Cookies are for small things - like coming over and being a Dress Form, or coming in the house when called.

The medium sized Cookies are "Good Bye" Cookies. Pretty sure the guys are happy to see us go when they get those.

The large Cookies are a relatively recent addition to the collection, and have mainly been used for props, although the boys get one if they are used.

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - Mar 21, 2017 - "All in Order"

Daily Dog Challenge 1967. "Dog Stuff"

Meanwhile, Yesterday...

Still sewing, but did manage to get the shots, even if they didn't make to Flickr or the blog.

Up Close and Personal

Up Close and Personal

Our Daily Challenge - Mar 20, 2017 - "Close Up Portrait"

Daily Dog Challenge 1966. "Up Close and Personal"

Up Close and Personal

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Sunday, March 19, 2017


Henry: "Now?"

No sweetie, not yet.

Dog Blog Post #2392

My floor littered with dogs Waiting for the nightly shoot.

Every time I stirred in my seat, Henry would raise his head in Anticipation only to be disappointed.

Tonight I was working on a prototype pattern for the boys - a notch up from the V-Collar I've been making of late. It was originally based on a commercial pattern for a dog coat I bought for $1 (one of those 5 for $5 sales).

I traced the back pattern piece off and shortened the length to work better for my photography needs, then switched the closure allowance from front to back, but otherwise left it alone.

It was... a disaster. There was no way that garment was ever going to fit on the boys, and I hadn't even put in the sleeves yet.

Round two.

I traced off the necklines/shoulders of the front/back pieces and then eyeballed a lower edge of something I hoped would be a fitted-cape shape - something LIKE my V-Collars but fitting closer to the neck and around the shoulders.

It was... a bit better.

At least it was workable.

So I spent the rest of the evening calling Henry (the non-fidgety dog) over and taking in a pinch of fabric here and pinch there (for a Cookie, of course) until my "dress-form" got bored and left the room.

Zachary had abandoned me for Hubby long before, even though he had been getting Cookies for Nothing.

As the evening closed, I was really happy with the back neck seam and the shoulder seams. The front is probably still a bit too big, but with all the ruff fluff I hesitate to make it too snug. I definitely need to shorten it around the front legs so it doesn't ride up when they lie down sphinx-style - the most common pose - and then decide what the lower front width/shape should be.

Problems for another day.

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - Mar 19, 2017 - "Waiting"

Daily Dog Challenge 1965. "Anticipation"


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Friday, March 17, 2017

Golden Leprechauns

Golden Leprechauns
"Happy St. Patrick's Day!"

Dog Blog Post #2391

Once A Year our Golden Leprechauns come out, and if you're Lucky you might get a Golden Cookie.

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - Mar 17, 2017 - "Once A Year"

Daily Dog Challenge 1963. "Lucky"

Golden Cookies
Lucky Cookies


Took this yesterday, and posted to Flickr, but forgot to include it here.

Obviously, the associated text is referring to yesterday's "Ruff 'n Hood and Friar Pup" shoot.

Ready and Waiting
The Goldens Gather

They love the attention and treats, and were none to happy that the shoot was delayed while I finished up the Cookie Bags.

Henry, in particular, kept coming around and nudging me to remind me that it was past time.

This is my kitchen in its "studio" configuration. The reflector is just visible, clipped to the fridge handle on the left.

The flash isn't there yet (I was walking over to get it when I took this) but the stand is just visible, hiding behind the umbrella.

When I actually shoot, I'll have the kitchen lights off and the umbrella CFL on, to provide the light the camera needs to focus. The main light for the picture comes from the flash.

Note that dogs, floors, and cabinets are all the same color - hence my love of backdrops.

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