Thanks so much to everyone who visited the shop last week! My posting has been sporadic at best this year so it really surprised and touched me that so many of you still check in. And a big mahalo to everyone who bought one of the ami sets!
It was wonderful to finally get some things into the shop and I started thinking about what I might make next. And then the other night I found myself working on a little black pup and quickly became obsessed with making accessories for him as well. So after many hours, countless stitches, and many episodes of Jon and Kate Plus 8, I came up with a "puppy set" featuring a removable collar and leash, food dish, dog bed with a furry pillow insert, dog carrier, squeaky kitty toy and rope dog chew! I was really excited about getting it into the shop, but everything came to a halt when I tried to take pics.
It's hard enough taking pics of small things, but I find it almost impossible to get good shots of small dark things. No matter how I posed him, I couldn't get a pic that gave a good idea of what he really looks like. He's about 1" high and similar to this guy, but he's seated and looking up, with his left front leg extended to shake your hand. But you can't tell that from the pic. All you see is head, ears, collar and black blob. Grrr!
This ones not much better.
Here, he's trying his best to get you to shake his hand, but to no avail, cause all you see is blob.
Maybe a back shot. Helps a little, but mostly it's a back blob shot.
Okay boy, stick your ears up for a side shot. Maybe that'll help? Sigh.
Well, how about a close up of the carrier? Not too bad.
And Sam the squeaky kitty's close up came out okay.
Maybe I should just sell the accessories by themselves... At least I can take a decent picture of that.