I finished this dog today. The herringbone on his body is from a thrifted sheet I found this weekend. It looks like wool, but its cotton. Really nice stuff and it is a full-sized sheet so lots more left. I attached his legs with double button joints – actually I had to attach his back legs twice because they were positioned a bit a low the first time and it looked like he was crapping. I love the vintage wooden buttons, I just wish they had four holes instead of two.
Thank you to everyone who offered to help me with Illustrator. I got Illustrator for my birthday from Charlie a year and half ago and I feel totally guilty all the time because I’m seriously inept when it comes to figuring out how to use it. I guess the reality is that I have only tiny amounts of free time in any 24 hours and I always feel like I’m wasting it when I’m fooling around with the computer. But, I think I’ve managed to come up with a draft postcard and, with a bit of tweaking, hopefully it’ll be just what I need to publicize the show.
Speaking of which, this dog may be one of the final pieces I create for this show. I have a bunch of other projects waiting in the wings, including one pretty exciting one that is hush hush for now. Lot more toys to come, of course. Don’t worry.
I’m afraid I haven’t mentioned that at 8 months little Stella is crawling.
And she’s quick! Forward and backward and around in circles. And she can get back up into a sitting position and can pull up to stand. Roxanne never crawled. Not once. Until she was 14 months and learned to walk, wherever you put her she stayed. We never child-proofed our house. But this little lady is "the other kind.’ We’re so amazed.
Speaking of Roxanne, I’m afraid we’re losing the nap. I know. Damn. Fortunately she is perfectly amenable to quiet time for a bit in the afternoon. This blog should be called "while she sits in her bed for an hour chatting animatedly to herself."