"Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is.
Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor

Monday, October 27, 2008

Meet "Lizzie," A New Original Corgi Art Doll

Do you ever get the urge to sew something while watching Project Runway? While an artist's doll is hardly the same as a new garment, the basics are the same. Sketch your design, make your pattern and to quote Tim Gunn, "Make it work." She is the second of her kind. The first is mine and is resting on my bed (sans pumpkin~!) Out came the needles and thread to create this mixed media piece. Cotton fabric, wool felt, wool from my friend LaVonne's sheep farm in Montana, embroidery floss and paint covered my work table. I think her pants are my favorite part! What do you think? Click Ebay button to see this listing. Auction ends Monday, November 2. Happy Monday, my lovelies. xo -CS ^..^
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Friday, October 24, 2008

Corgis on Animal Planet tomorrow night!

I received a lovely email from Grace over at Animal Planet TV. Tomorrow night, Corgis will be featured on Dogs 101. In case you miss the show, they will put a clip on their website. Check your cable listings for time. Happy Friday, everyone! -CS ^..^

Sunday, October 19, 2008

What REALLY happens when we try to photograph Corgi puppies

Let me set this one up for you.
Our mission: Get all of the puppies into the basket and take one decent Christmas photo.
Our reality: The babies had other ideas.

First you'll see a brief glimpse of Cindy Read, saying something like, "Maybe they will get really tired and will stay in the basket." Then you'll hear Mary Elizabeth Simpson telling her something like, "They'll be out playing for a while, then will go back into their pen and will be so tired they should sleep for hours!" Then there's me, talking to our veteran boy, Indy, (Ch. Windcrest Zip'N Indiana Jones) Indy decided it would be his job to try and herd them all in as they jumped out of the basket. **if my blog music is playing in the background, you can pause it. The player is in the sidebar to the left.

Here's Cindy with a fluffy cutie pie...

We'd put them into the basket.....

They'd jump out of the basket....

So we tried to take a few stacking photos....("stacking" is a term used to teach a dog to stand properly for the show ring to be evaluated by a judge at a dog show)

But, they weren't really in the mood for that, either.

So, they found the cheese we were using to train them with, on the log. So much for the beauty photos.

Next, they decided to see what the camera strap tastes like......

Then we put littermates Hannah Banana (on left) and Indy (center) with their mother Kelsey (on the right) HB and Indy will be 11 in December. Kelsey is 14. Where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday when they were the little ones in the basket.

Have a lovely week everyone! xo Cathy ^..^

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Duchess

Last night four of my very dear friends and I decided to go to the movies and grab a bite to eat at the diner afterward. The fact that we all managed to get together on a spontaneous short-notice whim was an amazing feat in itself since the last time we tried to coordinate getting together required at least 100 emails, phone calls and 'Blackberry' text messages back and forth. Sheesh! Well, after seeing The Duchess, I can tell you that this movie does not disappoint. The costumes, scenery and the lovely Keira Knightly are enough reason to see this film. If Ralph Fiennes gave you the creeps as Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter, I will tell you that He Who Must Not Be Named has nothing over the Duke of Devonshire, who is portrayed by Fiennes in this movie. Ralph Fiennes is really good at being bad. Keira Knightly is Georgiana Spencer, The Duchess of Devonshire. She is amazing in this role. Princess Diana was a direct descendant of the Duchess and it is amazing how their lives ran parallel to each other. The movie is very beautiful but very sad. The music is hauntingly lovely. I may just buy the soundtrack to listen to on those days when I need to wallow for a bit in a good cry. But just for a bit. -CS ^..^

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pure Corgi Cuteness

Here's one of the Darby x Halo pups. Mary Elizabeth snapped these pics. Cuteness. Pure Corgi cuteness. Happy Weekend, everyone! -CS ^..^

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008