Monday, March 8, 2010

Puppy Love . . .


I finally got Caleb's  puppy finished!  He really did turn out to be a cute little guy.  I just love how they each have such individual little expressions.  If you did not get the link to Martha Stewart, here it is http://www.marthastewart.com/article/glove-animals .  She has a really good tutorial on how to make the glove pets.   These little friends really are easy to make, I would say that the hardest part is getting the head stuffed just right, and making sure that you turn them inside out before sewing up the seams!  I know that from experience, and 3 wasted gloves!  


You can put as much embellishment on these little pets as you want.  With this puppy, I considered embroidering his eyes, nose, and belly button, just so that Caleb could not get them off - The buttons really are a chocking hazard for really small children.  On this puppy's eyes, I went back and forth, from button to button, right through the head, so that they would be harder to get off.  I would maybe use felt and do a blanket stitch around the edges for children under 2 years.  


 

What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails
That's what little boys are made of !"
 

Have a wonderful Monday!
Blessings,

11 comments:

  1. I can't wait for Caleb to see this, he will take it everywhere!!! I love it!!! I love the little fat bum!!!!!

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  2. Oh my goodness. I love him. He turned out so cute. Good job.

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  3. That little dog is just way too cute!!

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  4. Thank you so much for stopping by everyone! I love comments!

    Jess - I can't wait to give it to him!! Love you.

    Karen - We really need to make one for your soon to be here, grandson! I'm so excited for your good news, see you tomorrow, love you!

    Michelle - You need one of these cute little puppies to cuddle with! Love you.

    Susan - This little puppy was so fun to make! Thanks for stopping. Blessings to you!

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  5. The puppy is so cute! Caleb will love it. Thanks for the sewing tip.

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  6. Hi Barb:
    That puppy is so cute; you are so creative. I wish I had that talent. I know your daughters are creative too.
    I just love your blog and it gave me ideas for a new blog which I will invite you to. I so wish that you lived near; I love you as a very dear friend and I am so happy Amber is my daughter too. LeAnn

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  7. Cindy - So good to see you! Caleb will love it! I'm not the best seamstress, I think you could probably give me a few tips, but crafting is fun! We still need to get together and compare notes on families, e-mail me sometime, when you have time, ok. Still keeping my eye open for patterns! Hugs, Barb

    LeAnn - Hi! Go look in the mirror! You are very creative! Can't wait to check out your new blog, I have enjoyed your family blog - I love to see the kids, they just grow up too fast. I wish we lived closer to each other, I so treasure your friendship - I could not have hand-picked a better mother for my daughter, she loves you too and so do I!

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  8. Awww he is so adoreable Barb~!

    Love the ring around his eye - too cute~!

    Squishy hugs

    Kimmie
    x

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  9. Kimmie - I always love to see that pretty pink flower! I thought this little puppy needed to be one of a kind, so I gave him a little ring around his eye! Thanks for stopping! Hugs right back to you!

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  10. Great Job Barbara! The puppy is so cute! I love reading your blog although I rarely comment, sorry!

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