Posts Tagged ‘pets’

More Dog Collars

Several weeks ago I came across miniature plastic buckles on eBay. These are designed for 1:6 scale military/action figures, but I figured they miiiiight work in 1:9, so I ordered a few sets. These came from a Chinese seller, btw, as the price was much lower than the US seller. (I can wait 3+ weeks if that means saving $$ lol)

The larger, which is 5mm, best fits 1/4 inch ribbon or lace (but it’s a tight fit) while the small 3mm buckle fits 1/8. I’m not sure what I’ll do with the 5mm buckles as they’re a bit too large for my liking… but you never know! I’m SO excited about the 3mm though. My first thought was adding them to saddlebags.

The second was dog collars, so I put together three of them today. One in purple…

One in blue…

And hot pink.

They actually work!

I’d like to get a heavier wire to use for the second buckle and keeper, but this works for now.

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Colorful Collars

Even though I’m more of a cat person, a lot of dogs have been added to the collection lately. This weekend I decided that they all needed fancy collars.

The end result:

(yes that’s a Trek insignia on the corgi – his name is “Spock” after all :P)

I switched things up a little for the retriever… his is leather, not nylon. 🙂

And since this pup has been wearing the same collar for 8 years, I figured it was time to upgrade it.

The only one who is missing is my Australian Shepherd… he’s been sitting in primer for um, a while. I still hope to find the rest of the Breyer dogs one day, and if I do they’ll be sure to get their own fancy collars as well.

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Roadtrip

I’ve been out of town for a couple of weeks, travelling up and down the United States. It was good to get away for a bit, but I’m definitely glad to be back home.

Normally I try and keep this blog horsey-related, but I can’t resist sharing some pictures. I didn’t take as many as I normally do, but I still got some that I’m happy with.

I got to spend a little time in Yellowstone National Park, (one of my favorite places in the world!) mostly around the Old Faithful geyser area. I really want to go back and explore more of the park.

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We also took a short side trip through Zion park in Utah. This is another one of my favorite national parks.

14trip_03Eventually my family and I met up with my grandparents in California, where we spent a couple days at Disney…

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…then drove through L.A. towards my old home.

14trip_06I got to spend some time at my grandparent’s house, which was nice because it’s been several years since I’ve been there. I grew up in Southern California so going back brought back all sorts of memories. The constant headache I could’ve lived without, heh…

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The long drive home brought us through the desert. I can’t remember the name of this place but the bridge I was standing on was very, very high. It’s hard to capture in pictures!

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We spent a couple nights at the Grand Canyon as well. It had been at least 12 years since I had been there, so it was nice to be able to see it again. In person, it doesn’t look real. It’s difficult to comprehend just how enormous the entire canyon is.

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While in Utah, we drove through Red Canyon…

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…before stopping at Bryce Canyon. This place was beautiful too, with hundreds of white and orange rock formations that remind me of rows of houses or castles. It’s kind of bizarre.

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14trip_09It was a lot in a short amount of time, and even though I’ve been home a few days now, I’m still rather tired. As always more of my pictures can be found on my Flickr account if anyone is interested. 🙂

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