|Applique before stitching|
Blogville is a wonderful place and we have been very happy residents! Earlier this year, a new blog debuted with the purpose of helping to alleviate the humungous medical costs that our peeps sometimes face over the course of our lives. The first auction was held on behalf of Tweedles, a lovely pug princess who lives in the Pacific Northwest. WHN donated a custom placemat, and two custom Christmas stockings. The stockings were similar to what she has previously crafted for the Slimmer Pugs and Purrs the last two Christmases. In 2012 WHN made five appliqued stockings for the Purrs, and in 2013 she made the photo stockings for the Pugs.
The first winner of a custom appliqued stocking was FENDI! Her mom had previously won an appliqued placemat when we were still in Ohio and now she has her own stocking! WHN took her photo, enlarged it and created a multi fabric applique of Fendi's face, then appliqued it to her custom made stocking and voila! The perfect combination of canine beauty and Parisian inspired fabric. WHN believes that this pawticular applique is the best representation of a four legger to date!
The next winner of the photo appliqued stocking was the Idaho Pug Ranch pack- Bailey, Greta and Hazel! Miss Linda, their Mom, also asked WHN to make stockings for the ladies, so that they did not feel left out! As you can see, these stockings also came out quite well, and we are green with jellyness since our stockings do not have our portraits on them. Hmmmm, maybe we should go on a hunger strike!
Due to the time of year, finding the right fabric was challenging- not a lot of Christmas fabric left in the stores! WHN did have the Parisian fabric in her stash, but had to hunt high and low for the pawfect fabric for the Pugs! Thank heavens for cell phones with cameras! Makes communicating the available fabrics so much easier and WHN took a chance and bought what was left of the cream fabric.
Now, these stockings will be making an appearance in WHN's Etsy shop, and the stocking line will be named after the SLimmer Pugs and Purrs, who in fact started the Blogville stocking craze! Blogville residents may order them for forty dollars via email, as they will be 55.00 in the Etsy shop (shipping included for Blogville residents!). We do not have the winning place mat to show, as WHN has never heard back from the winner.
Now WHN has Lily Belle's place mat to make and some hats for Paws to People!