Tuesday, June 29, 2010

baby dachshunds

These puppies are what I've been working on lately.

I've never created a pattern before that I've been happy with.  That was the goal with these little fellas.  I studied a lot of patterns I've seen for animals, and tried my hand out at making my own from scratch.  

I was especially pleased with how they turned out because I couldn't even get a decent looking dachshund when I doodled little pictures of them.  

I'll admit it.  I don't know how to draw dogs.

Sad, I know, for someone who studied illustration in school.

Anyway, I think it's funny how you can sketch out a pattern that looks like a mottled cloud; cut it out, stitch it up, and it turns out looking like a dog!

The diversity is what makes me happiest.  It's best to use thicker fabrics for these guys because you want to stuff them as much as possible to keep their shapes.  So repurposed jeans and corduroy are in the spotlight.

They sew up in about an hour.
For me, this is fast.

Anyway, I wanted your input.  I've toyed with the idea of spiffing the pattern up and making it presentable, then putting them (the pattern) in the shop.  What do you think?  To be honest this idea sort of terrifies me.  Like a little leap into the unknown.  I'd have a lot of learning to do.  But they are so easy to sew up, I think others would have fun making them too.

I'd also be happy to take a few custom orders for the stuffed animal if anyone is interested.  Just shoot me an email.  You can find our email address under contact info.

I think that's about it. 
You guys are awesome :)


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Ms. Understood said...

These little guys are gorgeous!!! I love the splash of color surprise under his ear flap. I wish I had a little one now because I would definitely be contacting you about that little guy in the middle. What are the dimensions?

Liz said...

They are SO sweet! And I love how you changed the fabric for the underside of the ears!

Anonymous said...

I am WAY super impressed with them. They look awesome. I think selling the pattern is a great idea.

Anonymous said...

you will be putting them on etsy won't you?

andreamichelle said...

I absolutely love them!!! Seriously I love gender neutral, creative toys/decor like this.

Carrie K said...

These are awesome Becky! So cute!

Natalie said...

I love that you and your sister are doing this together!! These are so cute and easily could become a child's attachment lovey for sure!

Mrs.Mayhem said...

The little doggies are so cute!

Maybe you could "sketch out a pattern that looks like a mottled cloud; cut it out, stitch it up, and it turns out looking like a dog!" But probably most people couldn't. That is not a skill that everyone possesses!

Amber said...

Very cute! I would say go for it!

Meet Virginia said...

These are too cute! I love weiner dogs in fact I have one myself! Adored this post!


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The Autocrat: Haley said...

OMG! So fabulous! I love them!!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

These are just TOO cute!

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

They are soooo sweet, i am sure the pattern will be a big hit!

I'm a new follower of your blog! love it here!

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Leslie said...

How adorable and fun loving are those cute dogs? I love them! Yes you need to make a pattern and sell it! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Anonymous said...

These little doggies are adorable! I would love to have the opportunity to purchase this pattern. We have a new baby generation of dachsund lovers in our family and these would make perfect gifts!!!

Kristina Churchill said...

Please put them in your shop!I would buy one in a nano second! How cute!


Lydia said...

too cute!! now I need to find someone to make one for :)

Megan @ Bug Creator-Crafts and Life said...

very adorable doggies. I wanna make some now! My grandmother would <3 love one these in memory of her poochy that passed 7 months ago from cancer.

Thanks for linking up (sorry I am so late thanking lol)

Kelly said...

these are so cute. I wish I had a clue how to sew or anything like that. I am more of a baker/chef type. I do think though that my grandson would absolutely love one of these. May have to call a friend of mine that is very good at sewing and material crafts and see if she can work it out for me! Thanks!


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