Our dog is spoiled. We hate to say spoiled rotten so I came up with spoiled sweet. He is the reason I made my felted clogs the color they are – to go with him, of course.
Here are some pics of my finished clogs, with Spencer the Spoiled Sweet dog as a background.
I made the clogs wider to fit my wide feet. They are fabulous! I want to make each person in the world a set of these clogs. But I lack the time and the wool, so just a few people are getting them for Christmas and the rest of the world will have to wait.
More on the Spencer – Just about every night we have a habit of putting on a movie, or sitting around listening to CDs and reading. WT loves to sit on the floor, and it is a good thing because Spencer has decided that sitting next to me on the loveseat and: hanging over/pushing off from/or just basically weirding out next to me and over my husband is really fun to do. Here is proof of spoilage:
Other news: My wheel arrived! It came packed in a red label whiskey box. The box was small and very light. I opened it up to find a lot of very pummeled looking packing material. Very messy. I brought over a towel and started to very gingerly get the pieces out of the box – hoping to get all the pieces out without any major packing material mess. Dang but if there wasn’t a piece with what looked like a chip in it. It looked pretty symmetric so I was hoping it was intentional – but after getting out all the pieces I saw that it was a real chip. I managed to get it all put together (almost) just from looking at all the photos I had from the ebay ad.
I lacked a piece of something to attach the footman, and I needed to figure out how to get the drive band on, so I decided that was enough for one night. I kept the packing material and the box so I could (hopefully) find the piece that had broken off.
The next day I found the piece – almost like magic. I just put my hand into the bag of packing material and pulled it out. The chip was easy to repair with a bit of Elmer’s glue. You can’t even see it now, so I am not going to pursue any insurance reimbursement.
The wheel is pretty tiny. I have have the footman on now and the drive band on too. I still am not able to get it to spin evenly. I need to set aside some time to tinker with the setup. I think the drive band might be on kind of wonky. I will conquer this though – it is just a matter of time.
Enough for now – hope your countdown to Christmas/Hanukka/Yule/Kwanza (or whatever, *grin*) is going peacefully, easily, smoothly – Zen.