so many doggies!

I haven’t made any dogs in a long time. I just checked and the last batch was June 2014. Well, the dogs are back and there is a big pile in progress on my table.

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This is why- When I went out to San Francisco in 2013 for Renegade Craft, I brought dogs and I sold every single one. So, before I went out again in 2014, I thought I better make a whole lot more. I started cutting. And I cut out white dogs, yellow dogs, beige dogs, black dogs, grey dogs, orange dogs… I just kept thinking, what about this other color or texture or combination. It looks like I sewed up about 10 to take to SF. And, you guessed it, not a single one sold. So all those cut-out dogs just sat in their bin while I worked on other things. I have finally pulled them all out, done an inventory, cut out additional pieces as needed and have sewed them up- There were 24 more! I am picking out some to finish up now and hopefully the rest won’t have to wait TOO long to have their turn.

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This fellow is made of all reclaimed knit wool sweaters.

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And, side note, lots of things coming up in the garden. Spring is really here!

red boots

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There is this thing- I work away in the evening and I am finishing something. It is maybe 10 pm. I look and am convinced that the piece is an unsalvageable disaster. I have learned though. Step away. Give it another look in the morning. Yes, everything is going to be okay…

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