Is it too soon for a dog fashion retrospective? The evolution of a supermodel


Any puppy that starts out her fashion career in a sock has mad skills.

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Look at that little foldy ear!  Doesn’t it look like she’s wearing a cowl?


America’s sweetheart in her patriotic wear.


This is the fancy dress I made her.  She questioned my choice of the fabric on the skirt trim, but I assured her it looked cute.


If anyone can make a Minion onesie look cute, it is this little shy cutie.


Polka dots are Dorito’s color!  And a coordinating bag to boot.


Every girl needs comfy yet stylish jammies.


Technically not an outfit, but come on!  Jabba the Hutt, or as we call it, Jabba the Mat.


Always the perfect accessory, a well fitted bed is a must.


Straight outta Compton:  Spicy Dorito in an animal print hoodie.  Come hither, mortals!

New dog bed for my giant puppy!


Dorito is celebrating her new bed.  Now that she’s grown to a whopping three and a half pounds, I decided to sew something for her that she would not be forced to wear.


I figured that she needed a sweet bed just her size.  I got this stretchy, furry fabric at Wal~Mart.  I traced a dinner plate onto some heavy canvas and covered it with a disk of sugar skull.  The wall is a stuffed tube.


Maybe she need a matching hoodie?

25 Hawaiian quilt blocks = a quilt top!


Do you think I’m just a little bit excited today?  I have the top of my Hawaiian quilt stitched together!


There were many Kodak moments while I wrestled this through the sewing machine.  I stitched the blocks for each row together, then stitched the rows together.


I laid it out on the lawn so I could get a nice pic.  The sunlight washes out the color a little, but this thing is VIBRANT!

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Next I have to figure out what I want to do for the drop, the hangy-downy part.  And I have to decide if I want to put some kind of border around it.


I’ll think about that tomorrow.

Meanwhile, keeping with the multicolor theme, enjoy this rainbow in my backyard.


Bonus photo, my puppy Dorito trying to learn how to go down stairs.

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I made her a half step out of important books.  Doesn’t the cat look skeptical?

The biggest distractions come in the smallest packages

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I would like you to meet my new love, Dorito.  Dorito is a tiny little chihuahua, one pound three ounces, she is 8 weeks old today.  If you’re not saying “awwwww” right now, we can no longer be friends.

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Quite a feat trying to get pictures of her, she is a wiggly little girl.  Her full name is Spicy Dorito Cool Ranch Carr.


Her giant ears seem to make it hard to keep her back paws on the ground.


And how cute are those tiny little paws, no bigger than a dime.  She’s got a fat, pink belly, smooth and kissable.


She has little puppy sucky dreams.


She was cold one night.  If you only weigh one pound, apparently you can get cold even in Kauai.  I made her a sweater out of the top of a sock.  Just cut it off and made two tiny slits for arm holes.  I think she can pull off the look.


Look who’s already displaying some sassy attitude!  That tiny tongue!

The family is in love with her little self.  Except for the cat, of course, who can’t be bothered with this little speck.  She is sweet, playful, and awkward, all the things a puppy should be.  She’s a keeper.


Her first trip to the salon was quite the success.  And she might have a career as the Aveda spokesdog.