I made this dog to photograph for the pattern. After I made this dog. Unfortunately, this new dog doesn’t show all the details I want to show either so I might be trying one more time.
I’m working on the patterns and I am making slow progress. As I work, dolls get made. Here are the babies, so far. Two Basic babies, a folk art baby and a bird baby-
You can see the curly tail- I put a pipe cleaner in all the dog tails so they are pose-able.
I have a little confession. I’ve been holding back on you. I finished all these doggies over the week-end but have been posting them slowly. I can’t show you what I’ve been working on and don’t want things to get too boring around here. I’m working on the prototypes for another line with Land Of Nod. I am getting soooo excited about the first line which will be in the Holiday 2012 catalog. Every day it gets closer to reality!
I’ve had this boucle sweater in my stash for a long while- and I do believe I found the perfect use!
A raw edge made this little fringe after it went through the washing machine- perfect for a doggy ear.
this is where we started-
And this is where we are now!
In between, I tried a giant bow, and I tried some embroidery to highlight the mouth. It looks like some scribbling.
I moved the bow to the side-
How about a flower?
Maybe with some leaves?
That was definitely too much ruffles for one pug. How about a simpler flower-
Nope, back to bows-
Finally I decided that one small bow was just right. Also I restitched the mouth, over the black, with a warm gray so you can see the facial features (not in this photo but notice in photo #2). Much better- now I am satisfied.
And here she is, enjoying a beautiful day!