I have been saving this kitty fabric for a long time. I knew I would find the perfect use eventually.
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.
Yes, she really is quite orange/red!
She has also got a cashmere skirt.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org- and I will send you all the details. Also, if you have some great LA advise, I’d love to hear it!
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.
I could iron down her ears but they look so cute flying. It’s a dilemma.
She has a cashmere sweater skirt with a ruffled lettuce edge.
I find it incredibly difficult to get a decent photo of a black fabric piece. These are the best I could do. He is a lot cuter in real life.
This photo shows him best-
Here are 2 over-exposed photos that show the details of his face.
He is a bit more formal than the last two.
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.
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.
This fellow is made of all reclaimed knit wool sweaters.
And, side note, lots of things coming up in the garden. Spring is really here!
I made this fellow along side the other one. He is made with essentially all the same design choices but in different fabrics. It was fun to work on the 2 together.
I just love this toile.
This is a special order and will be going off to live in England.