Day 992 – #56 Make an origami dachshund

So I was on a crafty streak.  I decided I’d finally give an origami dachshund a try.  I found a set of instructions on the ever helpful pinterest that didn’t look totally impossible and printed them off.  This is them:
img_0175Looks pretty straight forward, yes?  I thought so.  Until I actually looked at them with a flimsy square of paper in my hand…..  Then they didn’t seem to make any sense at all!  I could really have done with my sister being on hand for this one – she used to be able to make all sorts of weird and wonderful things out of origami.  I battled my way through, I think correctly, until the last stage to make the head.  It didn’t work at all.  I could make the pocket fold ok but it didn’t make the right shape?  I can’t figure it out.  But this is what I ended up with:

I don’t think it looks massively like a dachshund.  But then to be honest, I don’t think the one in the instructions looks much like a dachshund either!  Certainly not like either of my two….  Will have to try again and see if I can crack the head properly.  Origami – not a strong point of mine!!


Day 977 – #36 Take 101 photos

I have decided to commission a portrait of the dogs.  (No, it’s not my “something frivolous”!)  A friend of mine liked a portrait on facebook and it was fantastic so I had a look at the artist’s website.  Sarah Eden specializes in oil portraits, mainly of pets.  I had a look through her gallery and there was one of a young dachshund that look uncannily like Pedro.  I was hooked.  So I got in contact and she gave me some tips for getting good pictures.  I haven’t heard back yet as to whether they are a good enough quality for a portrait but I like them anyway.

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Day 672 – #9 Give five “I saw this and thought of you” gifts

Having managed to delete the post I wrote about this last night I’m going to have to try and do it again!

My little niece Penny is a bit wary of dogs (understandably) and my two dachshies can be a bit full on.  So I thought I get her one of her own!  When I was browsing on Amazon this little cutey popped up:


How cool is he?  Anyway, I thought he’d be just right for Penny so I bought him.  We took him round yesterday and Penny seemed quite taken with him.  I forgot to take my phone with me so I couldn’t take any pictures.  However, Laura has now sent me some pics of Penny with “dog” as he’s affectionately known!