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Feb 13, 2013

A Fine Hobby

But no replacement for photography. I've enjoyed the lanyards and key chains I've made. I have a few more things in mind and ideas for the future, but for now I need to keep shooting.

This belt was a huge project and the end result was worth it even if at times it felt tedious. It ended up being 44" long, stitched up 5mm at a time, with each stitch needing the remaining 50' being pulled through on each knot before the next stitch can be made. Of course this length was reduced as the belt was made, with 19' remaining on each end. It was a long process, but I'm happy with the final result. I plan to use it around my waist to tie a leash to and walk Kiwi this non-winter season we hope is coming. As well, I plan to give it a try for the carrying sling on my strip light and it can serve as something easy to grip when I need to carry or lift something heavy and awkward.

Next I plan to make a monkey's fist, a dog toy and a few wrist bracelets for the accessible weight machines at the gym. A person can learn almost any hobby or skill thanks to Youtube and the rest of the net.

Feb 9, 2013

Kiwi's New Bling

There have been some excellent dog photos circling the internets lately and they inspired me to make one of Kiwi, especially since her new tag arrived last week. A new set of phone numbers and a few chips of colour missing from her old tag called for a new one.

It took me a bit of effort to stray from my usual style. I wanted a dramatic photo, but it just seemed too easy. No colour modification, only one light. And as cooperative as Kiwi was, we were done in no time.

It felt good to pick up my camera and make a few photos today. As you may have seen on Twitter, I've been working on a belt made of paracord. More on that in a few days.