Wednesday, 21 November 2007
i was hoping to get up this morning and take a couple of pics of my garden to show and tell but the pounding rain which started up last night was still pelting down and i wasn't about to brave it for some very dark photos. so you get the cuteness of baxy instead! this is pretty much his permanent spot from 6:30pm until we go to bed, on the couch on a lovely faux sheepskin blanket, which he has claimed as his own and i traded one of my leather photo albums for at a trade show in vancouver back in 2005, with his soft bone toy that i made for him (the third in a series - one is under the house somewhere and one he left at the dog sitter's). i've been trying a little water therapy with him lately, namely squirting him with the water bottle when he goes on his crazy barking rampages at anyone walking by (or the neighbour's dogs, or a bird, or a motorbike, or a police siren...). he HATES it but it sure makes him stop quickly and he doesn't seem to associate me with the sudden squirt of water that happens when he barks. it might seem a little mean but the barking can get pretty tedious and, although small, he's LOUD and has a very deep bark and can go on and on and on.
things are busy for me lately and i'm starting to really look forward to the christmas break. i've moved my onegirl shop update up from december 1st to this sunday, november 25th so i can then start working on some personal projects (that is, if i can ever stop sewing cushion covers... it's like i'm obsessed. every cool piece of vintage fabric i see i just want to frame it with linen and see it propped up on someone's lovely couch... be prepared for quite a few new cushions popping up in the shop this weekend). i've planned a little field trip for saturday morning to gather some inspiration and possibly materials for my handmade ornament swap and, of course, have managed to route out a series of op shops to discover along the way - can't wait!