Thursday, May 2, 2013

Craft Long & Prosper

Hey you guys!  I'm in a craft book!  You can buy it at Powell's & Amazon and probably other places, too!.


While we were packing up for our move, I was contacted by the author, Angie Pedersen, about contributing my Star Trek Dog Vest to her book.  The deadline was right during our move, so I had to decline even though I really wanted to participate.

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From now on, you can call me Admiral Tara.

Angie got back to me saying that her editor really wanted to include the dog vest, so I was given some extra time.  My first fabric shopping trip in Missoula was to buy the supplies to make all the examples and the sample to be mailed off to be photographed!

Those are not my thumbs and that is not one of the Beastie Grrlz, but those are my in-progress examples and finished product sample!

As you may or may not know, we spent our first week in Montana living at a long-stay hotel in Missoula.  I worked on the in-progress examples and finished product sample and the directions while there and our first week or so here in house in Florence. 

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And here is First Officer Betty wearing the sample vest before I packed it up and shipped it off.

The finished product sample will be part of a giveaway at the big Comic-Con in San Diego!  YEY!  The in-progress samples will be returned to me and will likely become the Beastie Grrrlz' Halloween Costumes.

After our big May of House Guests, I will be adding these to the GreatBigBeautifulDog etsy shop, too!  Yahoo!


  1. Yahoooo! This is RAD, Tara! I'm so happy for you, what fun!! That jacket is pretty dog-gone (see what I did there?) adorable! I'm glad the editor gave you some extra time, this is bound to be one of the most popular projects in the book, I mean, who wouldn't want their own First Officer Pooch? Great work, lady!!

    1. I'm really glad that I got to participate! It's a shame that Redshirts have a certain reputation, because Delia is definitely more of the transporter operator type.

  2. I am SO excited for you! I know someone famous :) I'll have to pick up this book and have you sign it next time I come see you! The vests look great and every Trek fan with a dog needs one of them. Sell long and prosper.

  3. I just squeed out loud. I am quite happy for you, Admiral. Betty looks good, too.

    1. Now I'm going to need to make a t-shirt that says, "I made Bascom squee."


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