Saturday, December 17, 2011

Rescue Dogs Rock

This is a gift I made for the wonderful woman who runs the dog rescue shelter where I found my two sweet doggies.

I was browsing on Etsy for handmade textile ornaments, looking for some ideas and inspiration, when I came across a fabric dog with the words "rescue dogs rock" printed on it. Alas, I confess that this is not my original idea.

Most dogs have coats of many different colours so I decided to use a lovely blue/lime green batik for the body. I cut the ear separately and stitched it to the head around the border so that the ear flops a bit (just like my own beagle's).

I tried printing the text by hand on fabric, but gave up after several attempts. Not to boast, but I like my handwriting; my printing sucks. :( I wrote the text in Word and printed it on white paper. Then I toned down the white with some colour and sealed it with a layer of Modge Podge and finally glued it in place.

Double click on the image for a closer inspection, if you like.

I'm pleased with the end result and would love to make one for me to keep.

1 comment:

Robin Olsen said...

This is adorable! I love your choice of batiks for him.