Dog photobombs

Happy new year! Woop woop! How’s that head? We are in a cottage in rural Wales right now with no wifi so this will be my only post until I am back to London with my first Styling the Seasons post of 2015 on Monday 5th.

I’m not really one for resolutions for the new year, but I do think it is really important to reflect on the year that has been. However, I know that ‘review’ posts can get a bit dull and repetitive, so I have decided to structure mine around some of my favourite posts of the year that were photobombed by Otto!

Every time I shoot a blog post in my own home Otto is desperate to be involved and to investigate everything I’m doing. I usually have to shut him out of the room that I  am shooting in otherwise it becomes impossible. However, without fail, he will always manage to make it into my ‘set-up’ shots one way or another. I turn around for two seconds and there he is, eating props or pretending he has suddenly fallen asleep. I hope you enjoy a whole lot of Otto photobombs and maybe click through to some of the posts that I wrote last year…

Dog photo bombs | Apartment Apothecary

Paint dipping: This is months and months ago when Otto was still so tiny. I was trying to shoot the stool that I had paint dipped but he fell asleep right in shot and looked so cute! Not technically a photobomb but I did have to shove him out of the way to get a good shot.

Dog photo bombs | Apartment Apothecary

Handmade quilt: I was trying to shoot this Liberty print quilt that I made last Christmas. Again, Otto decided to fall asleep right next to it after trying to fall asleep on it.

Dog photo bombs | Apartment Apothecary

How to re-upholster a drop-in seat: This is my favourite photobomb! This was back at the start of 2014 – look, we still had horrible carpet then! I was shooting a chair that I had re-upholstered in Lorna Syson fabric. And look who has to jump up to say hello.

Dog photo bombs | Apartment Apothecary

Liberty print cushion tutorial: This post was a tutorial to make simple envelope cushions. Hello Otto. On the bed. Again. We still had our guest room at this point of the year.

Dog photo bombs | Apartment Apothecary

Guest post for Liberty: There’s that carpet again! This post was my first guest post for Liberty and I made a travel highchair.

Dog photo bombs | Apartment Apothecary

Liberty print pouffe tutorial: I think Otto has a thing for Liberty print. He still thinks this pouffe is his. Every time I tried to take a photo of this, he would jump on to it. I have to say this is probably the most useful thing I have made this year. Jules and I quarrel over it when we watch TV together!

Dog photo bombs | Apartment Apothecary

Planting bulbs in tea cups: Look at that face! So unimpressed that I’m taking photos of bulbs in cups rather than playing with him.

Dog photo bombs | Apartment Apothecary

Mosaic tile tutorial: We went up to our roof terrace to shoot this post back in the summer and Otto was seriously annoying and would not get out of shot!

Dog photo bombs | Apartment Apothecary

Liberty guest post: I made this deck chair cushion for the Liberty blog in the summer and we went to my mum’s house to shoot it in the garden. I remember it was the day of the Wimbledon final so I wanted to take the photos before the tennis started but Otto thought it was hilarious to jump into frame every time I lined up the perfect shot.

Dog photo bombs | Apartment Apothecary

Bolster cushion tutorial: More bed shots and more Liberty print!

Dog photo bombs | Apartment Apothecary

Painting MDF floor: Finally, we get to the point in the year when the carpets ripped up and we painted the MDF floor! Hurrah! I was just about to shoot the floor and in slips Otto.

Dog photo bombs | Apartment Apothecary

Home office makeover: Probably my most popular post of the year was my home office makeover, part of which involved painting the floor white. Otto saw fit to fall asleep as I was trying to photograph the floor.

Dog photo bombs | Apartment Apothecary

Cabinet makeover: I loved doing this makeover challenge – I was given £100 to buy and renovate a piece of furniture and it was probably my favourite bit of DIY of 2014.

Dog photo bombs | Apartment Apothecary

Adding a touch of Copenhagen: Home office finished, painted hard floors in place, so obviously Otto has to be first on this new rug that John Lewis sent me as part of a challenge to add a Scandinavian feel to the room.

Dog photo bombs | Apartment Apothecary

Christy bedlinen: Another bedroom shoot, another excuse for Otto to crawl into my bed even though I’m trying to photograph it.

Dog photo bombs | Apartment Apothecary

An alternative Christmas table: Otto is not the only one who gets in the way of a good shot.

Dog photo bombs | Apartment Apothecary

And finally, a preview of my first DIY makeover of January 2015. Here’s Otto photobombing my ‘before’ shot of our hallway. You can see the ‘after’ shots next week!

I hope you have all had a great 2014 and if not great, you can see a way of making 2015 better. Thank you so much for all of your support in 2014 – blogging-wise it has been fabulous! I will see you on January 5th for my first Styling the Seasons post of the new year followed closely by my hallway makeover reveal.

Big new year kisses!

Katy xxx

 

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. Louise 1st January 2015 / 11:34 am

    He clearly knows what a handsome chap he is and assumes that the shots would not be complete without him! Happy new year!

    • katy 5th January 2015 / 10:41 am

      Ha! And to you, Louise x

  2. Charlotte 1st January 2015 / 6:50 pm

    LOOK AT HIS FACE!!! I’d like to see more Otto in 2015.

    Happy New Year, lovely lady!
    xxx

    • katy 5th January 2015 / 10:41 am

      That face does it every time xx

  3. Kerry 2nd January 2015 / 1:32 pm

    Ok i know we’re only 2 days in but this has to be one of my favourite posts of 2015! Otto is absolutely beautiful!!

    • katy 5th January 2015 / 10:42 am

      Ha ha! Thank you, Kerry x

  4. Sarah~Lou 2nd January 2015 / 2:58 pm

    Aw LOVE him! What a wonderful round up. Happy New Year beautiful xxx

    • katy 5th January 2015 / 10:42 am

      The happiest of happy new years to you, Sarah-Lou. Hope to see much more of you in 2015 xx

  5. Emma Connolly 2nd January 2015 / 11:02 pm

    Haha bless him, I love to see pics that have been pet photo bombed lol. My chickens get in my summer shoots love them.
    Such a happy post xx

    • katy 5th January 2015 / 10:43 am

      Thank you, Emma. I’ve now got images of Otto chasing your chickens and all hell breaking loose! x

  6. Sarah Ford 5th January 2015 / 3:13 pm

    You can tell by the smile on his face when he’s asleep that he knows exactly what he’s doing!!! Love him!

    • katy 6th January 2015 / 1:43 pm

      Too true, Sarah! x

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