Friday, October 29, 2010

Sewing nostalgia

I dug this pattern out today from my collection of two patterns...yes, I sew, but I just don't hold on to patterns for some reason...
But this one has sentimental value, as I have made it several times.  It belonged to my mother, who also made several of the dogs, and at least one of the "mouse". 
It is circa 1966...yes, I was 6 years old when this pattern came out!
My little prego friend is having a boy, and I thought I would make a soft doggie for her sweet baby.  I found the flannel at JoAnn's and had the rest of the supplies at home...soft fuzzy fabric to line the ears, leftover from a blanket I made my niece;  buttons from my old baby food jar of buttons, scraps for the nose and the "bags" of the hound-dog eyes; a piece of satin ribbon for a collar.....
He found a home in a $1 basket from Dollar Tree with a couple of smallish baby toys and lots of tissue.  I tucked in a sweet card, too.  I hope she loves her baby's new puppy dog!  It was a labor of love and a sweet way to spend an hour or two on a quiet afternoon. (:

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Hallie said...

I SO love that dog!!! What a cutie!

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

Oh this is so adorable. The bags under his eyes are a cute touch. 1969??? You were 9? This is an exciting birthday year for you ;) How did you/will you celebrate?

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April@gingerbreadgirl said...

that is sooooo cute!!!!

Melissa said...

He is very sweet - love the colors they suit the era of the pattern.


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