Saturday, August 27, 2011

Braving the Storm

Ray was bored. It had been raining for awhile and he was bored. Luckily, the day before, I had finished work on Ray's latest raincoat. It had occurred to me in the spring that he needed one without a lining for downpours when it's warm. So I cut the bottom off of an old australian duster and turned it into the perfect thing for braving Hurricane Irene.
We went for a walk around the block. By the time we got home, the only thing wet on Ray were his feet and head.
Now, I just need to figure out how to make him a hat...
Please, can I take it off now?


  1. He has definitely got that look of 'moms dressing me up again' guess I have to humour her !

  2. Would Ray be insulted if I called him "adorable"?

  3. I gotta say, Ray is really cute with his new coat. Whenever I make him a new piece of clothing, it has to be fitted (since I don't use a pattern, I just make it up as I go). So I'll say, "Ray stand still a minute while I try this on you."
    Ray will stand stock still while I mark the fabric with chalk and pin it together. He is the perfect dressmaker's dummy. Of course he stands completely still with his head hanging down around his knees so that I feel like I'm really abusing him while I do this...

  4. he is lucky you are so skilled and able to custom design him such individual garments, I must admit I have been tempted to make the greyhounds some home made coats as the ones they have don't fit great and are boring, but they are not keen on going out in the rain or cold, so not much point really !