Friday, January 29, 2010
I just finished crocheting an outfit for bleuette. It was for a Candlewick Thread Challenge. One gal got a whole lot of Candlewick Thread in a color called 'Canary'. Now, I've owned canaries. I have NEVER owned a canary this color. LOL. Mine were beautiful yellow, yellow with brown, and red. Never "Baby Shit Green". honestly. How did someone name this thread Canary???? Anyway, We each got one card of Canary Candlewick thread to create an outfit. the outfit had to be 90% of this Canary. oh dear. what on earth do you do with babyshit green?????? the gal was kind enough to send along 3 other colors that 'complimented' the canary-harvest gold, olive green and navy blue. Compliment huh? LOL. ok. let's make this work. I grabbed my hook and went to work. no pattern-just crochet by the seat of my pants. Well, after ripping the top apart three times it started to finally work out so I kept going. I made a drop-waist dress, beret, purse and socks. I made a slip and sewed it right into the dress. I made a lining for the little purse and sewed that right in. it closes with a little bead. I put navy ribbon through the beading that I crocheted into the beret and the dress. After all is said and done I guess it's not too bad. It's got a nice "Old Timey" look to it and that goes well with this doll.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Doesn't he look comfy???
How often do you see a dog flat on his back, spread eagle out cold? It would appear that we've lost our reign....sigh....our bouncing bundle of Joey has taken over. I wanted him to stay on the floor. Daddy says Joey can be on the couch. Joey loves his daddy! LOL!!! We even got him a new cage for night-time. a nice HUGE cage so he's not all squished anymore. I mean, geesh. you could fit a small elephant in this cage! We had the largest airline kennel that they made but with his long legs he would bang around all night trying to get comfy because he likes to stretch out. he doesn't curl up like most dogs do. Noooo, he doesn't even know he's a dog-I'm pretty sure of that. We're still not letting him have free reign all night because he's at that naughty teenage age. Always looking for something to ....um....entertain himself with. LOL....and he loves to sample the trash still so he goes night-night in his cage. Maybe when he's a little older, after all, he's only 15 months old. He's still a baby....a BIG baby.....sigh.....