Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thankful Thursday: Birthday Cake and Baby Hats

No matter how hectic the season is, and how frustrated we get because of it, there is always something to be thankful for.  While you're running around trying to find just the right gift for everyone on your list, be sure to take some moments to yourself and enjoy the little things.  Whether that means grabbing a latte, sitting down with your knitting needles, reading a magazine, catching up with your favorite shows on the DVR, or playing fetch with your furbaby... take the time!

Here are a couple of my little thankful moments from this past week...

Sophie turned 9 on Sunday and we celebrated with cake, of course!

Hound and her dog Birthday Cake by The Barkery - Lapdog Creations

Hound and her dog Birthday Cake by The Barkery - Lapdog Creations

She loves stuffed hedgehog toys, and I found a new one that not only squeaks, but it grunts and rattles too.  Hat trick!  (too bad her Mama forgot to snap some playtime photos)

Sophie's Dog Birthday Cake by The Barkery - Lapdog Creations

Hound and her dog Birthday Cake by The Barkery - Lapdog Creations

More cake shots...

Dog Birthday Cake by The Barkery - Lapdog Creations Dog Birthday Cake by The Barkery - Lapdog Creations

Dog Birthday Cake by The Barkery - Lapdog Creations

And, a quick video clip for good measure...

Happy 9th Birthday Sophie

I'm thankful for finding a little time to spend with my knitting needles.  While I have many projects in progress, I haven't put very many in the finished pile for 2015.  Instant gratification projects always help and the latest is a quick knit baby hat for a special little man.

handknit baby hat by Lapdog Creations

Pattern: Greenleaf Baby Hat from One-Skein Wonders for Baby
Yarn: oh-so-amazingly-soft Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton in camo colorway

Doberman Puppy wearing handknit baby hat - Lapdog Creations Doberman Puppy wearing handknit baby hat - Lapdog Creations

This was Penny's first hand knit modeling gig, and while the weather didn't allow for outside shots, I think she did pretty darn good.

Doberman Puppy wearing handknit baby hat - Lapdog Creations

This was attempt #3 on Baby B's hat.  I started two different patterns prior to finding one I thought looked great with this colorway.  My patient, in-progress model was Teutul...

Pattern choice #1 just wasn't cooperating...

Coonhound mix senior dog and knitting

Pattern choice #2 didn't get photographed, but here's the final choice in progress...

Hound mix senior dog and knitting

And just because he's such a good sport, here's another shot of Tut in Penny's trapper hat...

Dog in a trapper hat - Lapdog Creations

What are you thankful for today?

7 comments:

Earl Lover said...

Lovely cake!

Jean Dion said...

What a wonderful hat model! Me, I'm thankful for my little heater in my office today. It's much too cold and wet out for humans, dogs OR cats. A cozy space is just what the doctor ordered. Thanks for the reminder to step back from hectic life and be glad for what I have.

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Love the hat, and happy belated Birthday!!!!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

tubby3pug said...

those cakes are so impressive

retro rovr

Marjie said...

Happy Birthday, Sophie! Your hedgie looks like fun, your cake looks delicious, and I'm glad to see your Mama's hat production zipping along!

2browndawgs said...

Happy birthday Sophie! Great cake!

View From My Pram said...

PepiSmart: Happy Birthday Sophie! Wat a beautiful cake for a beautiful girl.
Love the beanie hat too.
Thank you for always joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
Look forward to reading your post this week too. *special Xmas edition wave* :=o)

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