Friday, March 24, 2017

Canine Couture

Could you two be sweeties and finish that cape for me?

Canine Couture
(blink)



Canine Couture
"Sure!"



Canine Couture
"Hmmmm"




Dog Blog Post #2394


The boys take their props very seriously.

Photography Assignment



Our Daily Challenge - Mar 24, 2017 - "Hobbies"

Daily Dog Challenge 1969. "Just For Fun"


They'd Rather Be Playing


Can't say I blame them.


Bitey-Face
"Roar!"


Bitey-Face
Yodeling?



Bitey-Face
Opera?



Bitey-Face
Jazz?



Bitey-Face
It's a dog thing


Daily Dog Challenge 1968. "Goofing Off"


Sleeping Beauty
Zachary: "Zzzzzz"




Just Because I Can


A Stitch In Time
A Stitch In Time






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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cookie Inventory


Need More Cookies
Zachary: "Need more Cookies!"


Goodness, aren't we rude.


Cookie Inventory
(blink)



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

Waiting

Waiting
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"


Waiting
(sigh)


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