Friday, February 27, 2009

My Better Half

Well, we've recently had a bit of excitement in our house. Patrick was featured in a big article in the West Linn Tidings! It took up the whole first page of the Neighbors section!

As some of you may know, Patrick works for Tanner Spring Assisted Living here in West Linn. He is the Activities Director there. He is so good at what he does, both because he really cares for the people and just because he know how to show everyone a good time.

Anyhow, you can check out the article for yourself. It is pretty neat! Patrick organizes all this stuff. He really makes the last years of these peoples lives so much more happy and interesting.

Monday, February 23, 2009

A little Etsy Love

Here are just a few of my favorite things...

Package Ready for Maggie Dog!

This cute package will be going out to a sweetie pie named Maggie tomorrow. I can't hardly wait for them to get it. Doesn't it look so, so cute?

Well, the dogs are howling madly at some unknown thing and I gotta go!


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pug Head Tilts

There is just something comical about dogs tilting their head at us when we talk. This one has 3 pugs so it is triple cute.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Pug In Toilet

I am really tired today and not up for much so Annabelle and I have been cruising the dog videos on youtube. Annabelle loves watching them and whines when I navigate away. This is pretty funny in and of itself. Anyhow, we found this cute little jem to share with you all.

Annabelle fell in the toilet once. Now she always checks to make sure the seat is down! I still don't understand why this pug seems completely willing to just stay put. Poor baby!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Hey Jude

This is just too cute and funny.

Heart Attack Sandwich

I know that as this is listed as "Heart Attack Sandwich" that means it is really bad for you... but man, I really want one.

Heart Attack Sandwich

Heart Attack Sandwich from

The original came from This is why you are fat. After looking through the photos I am clearly not getting the message. I am just really hungry. I so want a deep fried smore.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Ikea Light Tent

My friend Molly Lee (who makes terrific pop-up and mechanical cards) went out and got us both these Ikea lights and hampers to make a light tent for photography. It is really going to help me take better pictures when natural light isn't available. Here in the Pacific Northwest that is pretty much all the time.

I have modified my version from the instructions Molly collected by putting tissue paper around the outside. I also just set the light on top. It seems to work great (provided I turn it off so as not to burn the house down). My camera, a Nikon D60 can be set to a macro setting. I also set my ISO to 800. Using the tent and those settings I will be able to take really great clear photos of my leashes and collars!

To make your own light see the links on Molly's blog.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Crafty Wonderland, Screen Door, and Wiggly Dog

I had a fabulous Sunday this weekend. EXHAUSTING, but totally great. My friend Kathy and I met up at 10:30 to grab some coffee and wait in the huge crowd that always seems to be standing outside the Screen Door restaurant on Burnside in Portland. I took some pictures... but I only remembered that I wanted to after we started. We were very hungry!

Kathy had this catface sandwich thing (above). I didn't like that they called it catface so I ordered something else. Mine was some sort of spinach, portabella mushroom scramble. It was really fluffy and yummy. And of course they came with cheesey grits. The grits were great as well, but not as good as the last time we did this.

Then of course nothing could really compare to the scruptious thing we had already consumed. A breakfast corndog! It was this giant (italian I think) sausage that was coated in cornbread and fried. It had maple syrup with a splash of mollasses to go with. YUM.

So then it was off to Crafty Wonderland where we met up with Molly and a friend of hers (I am so bad with names, but I really, really liked her... she got into the craftyness). At crafty wonderland we saw the folks from Cake Spy! (I know! I just subscribed to the blog!) I got a cool magnet from them which is now stuck on my cubicle at work to cheer me up.

I also got 2 bars of the best soap ever from Scrumptious Suds. I buy her soap every time I see her now. She let me know she is opening a little store front.

I also bought some chocolates (from Coco + Co I think!). I have bought them from these guys every time I go and while, yes, they are a little pricey they are SO worth it.

After Crafty Wonderland Kathy and I headed out to go to a few fabric stores (we went and went until 4:00!) All in all it was a really great day and when I got home all I could do was crash in front of the TV. It is a good thing I had Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice to watch on the DVR!

So today when I got home I had lots to do. I had to blog, facebook, twitter, etsy, and take photos for all of the above. My goodness! So here are some pics of Annabelle. She is sporting my new Think Spring dog collar. The little id tag with the charms is from Ao Designs. Annabelle was being really wriggly so I also got this funny one when I was trying to adjust the light on my Nikon. I kind of like it.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Go Dog Collars Go!

Well the collars are posted. 8 dog collars and 3 leashes. Of course, all collars can also have a matching leash. My favorite is the cupcake collar. Love, love, love the cupcakes. Shouldn't all dogs have cupcakes? I think so.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

I Love Etsy and Facebook!

I just went out and put my Etsy shop information on Facebook yesterday. Now all my friends can go out and become a fan of Dog Gone Knitting's Etsy shop on Facebook! This is so great!

I also received all my buckles and webbing so last night I whipped up some collars and leashes (really tired today). I am really excited about the different combos I have come up with. There are several more I have yet to make! Yippee! This is fun!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Out with the Bath Water

I wanted to let everyone know officially that I've decided to give up on the baby stuff. With all the new rules that may or may not get passed I just felt it was better for me to do something else. So as soon as what I have for baby listings are sold they are going, going, gone!

Yesterday I ordered a largish quantity of buckles, d rings, webbing, etc. I really, really hope to make a go with my new line of dog goods. It should be less stressful anyway. I will be able to depend on my supply channel (fabric patterns are always switching out) and it will still be fun and creative. So, if you are checking my Etsy site for the collars and leashes. NOT TO WORRY. They are really only a few days away!!

I am also being strongly encouraged (enough Molly Lee!) to put a doggie customer of the month photo up here on my blog. I think it is a great idea. Let me know in the comments what you think? (I love comments... they feed my attention loving soul!)

I am hoping that the dog things will do well online, but also at craft fairs (like Crafty Wonderland... incidentally coming up this weekend... can't wait... need yummy smelling soap). I am not participating in anything this month, but maybe soon!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Latest Experiment

I suddenly find myself very interested in webbing and single adjust contoured side release buckles. I had so much fun making this little leash that I ran out and got a few more supplies today. Unfortunately I will have to order the buckles online (I have a fear of ordering bulk things online). Why is it that no one in Portland seems to sell contoured buckles? Weird, I know. Doesn't everyone need these?
So anyway, as soon as I get a few more ready and get the courage up to place an order for buckles these will go up on etsy. Yay! Fun!
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