Tuesday, February 28, 2012

man, sometimes it really hurts to be back at work after a good weekend! kicked mine off with a good long dogwalk friday.
Knog lights on the bostons!
in my 'hood, there are only a few streetlights and since i have very small, mostly black dogs, i need to do a lil something to help the motorists see em. knog lights have been a perfect solution for that. they fasten to the dogs harnesses and they're bright enough that people slow down when they approach.

its awesome!
they were pretty fired up after their walk...they mellowed out for a little while but were back at it, 100% shortly afterward.

rah-diculous. went for a late night donught run to country style. they had such a limited selection that it threw me into a rage, and i launched my phone off at the doughnut lady.

well, not really. i stood up out of the car and it fell out of my sweater pocket, and totally shattered. tiiiiight. somehow its operating fairly well, despite the fact that chunks of the screen are actually missing.
ugh. i was in such a bummer mood about it that saturday morning, andrew set up the raven on a workbench in the garage and tidied up a space on the bench to work on it.

it made me totally stoked.
my coworkers partner brought me some additional fabric on friday night as well, and i was real inspired...knew i had to make something new this weekend.
More fabrics
i decided to try my hand at dog coats...

whipped up a quick one for miss Dottie.
she wore it well!

it was a pretty good fit and it didn't really take that long to make a pattern for her...then sewing it up took no time at all.
since that went well, i decided to try one a bit bigger and i made one for mr. Egon.
Egons new jacket
these bostons are so patient. they are very good and tolerate "fittings" pretty well!
Being patient getting fitted
after a little pleating to accomodate his big chest and little waist, we nailed down a great fit for him.

hes such a funny guy, he loves being snuggled so whenever he wears a jacket he takes a nap. like clockwork, after i put his new coat on to show andrew, he laid down and took a nap in the grass. ha!
Naptime in his new jacket
after a midday break from sewing, i jumped back into it and made a pattern for mr. idle. he needed a jacket that reflected his true gentlemanly nature...
Idles new coat
and voila! what a handsome dood.
while i was cleaning house and sewing, andrew was outside workin' the land. he finished cutting the stump down to the ground and started excavating the dirt around it so we could cut it out more.

it was an insane amount of work.
after a full weekend of labor, this morning the stump stood like this.
excavation of the stump
its hard to get a feel for it, but remember each of those fence panels are eight feet long. its a MASSIVE stump, rock hard heartwood. i think we're gonna have to rent a stumpgrinder to really finish getting it out...its intense.
he took a break (can you even call it a break??) from stump work and tilled up the whole garden area...good to break ground and start killing off the grass clumps that had grown already. seedlings inside are off to a good start, so hopefully by the end of the month i can harden them to go outside.
egon randomly rediscovered his soccerball this weekend, and boy is he obsessive about it. he plays soccer real hard, basically until you take it away from him. after i take the ball away he cant stop focusing on it...at one point we put it on top of the fridge so he sat at the fridge and cried. the next day i changed the location...i hid it in a spare room.
and what did he do?

what a big baby. somehow he's convinced that its on top of the fridge, so throughout the day yesterday he would stop every now and then to whine at the fridge.
i had such a good weekend of sewing that its hard to be back at work today. i took on a project for a friend, she wants a nice coat for her sweet rescued pitter (he's so sweet.)and thats about all i can think about! i just want to go home and finish this thing up.
A coat for Griffin
i love new projects...i'm always really stoked to take something on i've never done before, especially sewing wise. its cool, thinking up patterns for different sizes and shapes of dogs and making them work.

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