puppy and kittens

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I have been saving this kitty fabric for a long time. I knew I would find the perfect use eventually.

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She is made from a printed knit. That was a thing for a while, right? I have a selection of them in my stash. This one is a brown on brown floral knit but you can’t really see the pattern now that it is all cut out and resewed into something new. I love that.

Happy dog!

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orange girl dog

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Yes, she really is quite orange/red!

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She has also got a cashmere skirt.

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I haven’t been putting any of these pups into my Etsy shop yet because I am going to LA next week and will be pulling all the dolls out of my shop since I won’t be around to ship them. If you see one that you are interested in, send me an email- mimik@pobox.com- and I will send you all the details. Also, if you have some great LA advise, I’d love to hear it!

golden girl dog

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It has been many years since I cleared the fabric from my Mom’s attic, but I am still using it. This orange-y tweedy plaid was hers. She had made a suit with it, I seem to remember. Now, new life to the scraps.

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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!