Yup, that is cross-stitch.  I haven’t done it since Girl Scouts, but it is sort of like riding a bike.  I can’t show you the whole thing yet because it is a gift, but it is turning out pretty well and I hope the recipients will like it.

I promise it isn’t as trite as it may appear from the picture.  I better get it finished, though before the technology it obsolete (vague enough?).

BTW, I have stabbed myself with the needle no fewer than a dozen times – I totally need a thimble!


Animal Crossing Papercrafts

I found this really cool paper model of an Animal Crossing character and had to share it.  How cute it this?


I found it at Papercraft World, which includes really neat papercraft projects.

Etsy Find

I found a super cute store on Etsy a while back that sells handmade dog collars.  Their models are Weims and they donate a portion of sales to a Weimaraner Rescue – perfect for me, huh?  I ordered a collar for Norm and it is way nicer than the ones you can buy at the pet store, but the price is about the same.  You just pick out your colors/patterns and send your measurements.  I was having trouble finding collars for Norm that fit right.  I wanted the 1″ width, but I didn’t need it to be 24″ long, so I always had to adjust the length such that the collar was basically doubled up all the way around.  That was not acceptable.  The Mod Dog had the perfect solution – custom length and super cute patterns to choose from.  Norm is much too handsome to wear some crummy ill-fitting collar from Petco, besides I stopped shopping there since I don’t agree with their policies regarding the health of their live animals.

Nothing is too good for my baby!

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