December 22, 2008
Bring out the marching band, dancing girls and ticker tape ... I have actually finished something from Hoppo Bumpo's Massive List of Christmas Sewing. Accomplished in the dark arts of procrastination and last-minute-sewing, even I seem to be cutting things remarkably fine here.
Anyway, here is a cuddly sausage dog and her (small) doggie clan. I made them using a fun pattern from Audrey and Maude. The Poppy and Her Puppies pattern includes instructions for the dog, her pups and the bed. The pattern and instructions are terrific: very easy to follow. The puppies require a bit of patience as they are so small! I always find that I am afflicted with sausage fingers (excuse the pun) when doing the turnings on small toys.
I think I took pretty much all the instructions as read, though I should think that Audrey and Maude might notice a small amount of reconstructive surgery around Poppy's nose (following a careless cutting incident). I also added some buttons to the dog bed (purely decorative, not due to a further accident with scissors!).
Poppy and her pups are are soon to be wrapped and taken to sit under someone's Christmas tree. So now its onward ho (ho ho) ... as I move onto the next thing on my list ....