Another Garden Dog

This fellow looks more like a BBC-presenter-gardener than a putter-around-the-allotment gardener. Takes all kinds, right?!

I am really having fun with these faux Fair Isle sweaters. Although, embroidering on cashmere is not easy.

In case you are wondering, he holds his basket with a hook and eye fastener. The hook is sewn into the cuff of his shirt. Here are all the things in his trug/garden basket-

And here is a random photo from my walk today. I had to show you because WOW, that tree looked like it was on fire!

Beach Boy Hound

Here he is, ready to spend a relaxing day at the beach.

I have had that tropical print seersucker in my stash for a long while and I am so happy to have found the perfect use for it.

Here is all his stuff- his ukulele, beach basket, towel, etc.

Hanging out in the sun alone (above) and with his lady friend (below).

Beach pups

Time has been so crazy in 2020. Summer went by so fast. These next 2 pups are about summer fun.

I made them as a couple but they probably won’t stay that way. I will show you all of the ladypup details today. Tomorrow for the manpup.

Here she is in her tropical print shirt and skirt. She has a flowered sunhat and her basket of beach supplies.

A button at the back of her skirt. And here she is with all her stuff-

Mr. Detective Dog

dog detective

I spent quite a while figuring out how to make a deerstalker. Of course that is the fun part!

He has a clean white handkerchief in one pocket and his magnifying glass in the other. There is lots more in his bag.

He has a warm vest under his jacket.

All his things-

Gardening Hound

Have you done any pandemic projects? I have. Mine has been to propagate some plant babies… actually a whole lot of plant babies. I have a tiny forest of myrtle trees that I hope to attempt to train into topiary (eventually) and many many baby streptocarpus plants which will hopefully bloom one day. Then I can figure out which plant I took the cuttings from since I forgot to label them! Anyway, what does that have to do with this gardening dog? When I wanted to see if I could make the baby streptocarpus, I watched a few videos. My favorites were from the UK, some old fellow puttering around in his greenhouse/shed explaining as he went. And here he is in dog form.

He’s got to have a hat because it is cold out in the shed. And a warm (cashmere) fair isle vest under his corduroy jacket.

All his stuff-

Puppy time

Wow, it’s been a while since I last posted. I hadn’t realized it was as long as it was! Other mostly inconsequential things going on to distract me- dentist appointments, cleaning up my studio… of course it is worse then ever now!…; my neighbor is clearing out her house and I’ve got bags and bags of vintage and antique textiles to clean, admire, sort; my fall garden and gorgeous dahlias. There is always something. Anyway, I am finally back with something to show. It is time for some doggies!

She is a school girl pup. She is wearing a super soft cashmere sweater and scarf with her plaid skirt.

The back of the skirt closes with a button.

I will be back tomorrow with another hound girl!

Rapunzel Tower Tiny World

I made one of these a million years ago. I thought it was time to try again.

Here she is, up in her tower-

I liked this view because you can see the spiral walking path.

And a Red-haired Rapunzel-

Isn’t that cup gorgeous?!

Another top view.

I hope that all my US friends can get some relaxing in on this long weekend. I spent yesterday working in the garden and now everything hurts!