felt dog ornament
To those of you that know of “Enzo” our beloved Siberian Husky who went to doggie heaven almost 3 years ago, you might be wondering what the crap I am doing making ornaments it honor of “the prince of dogness” all these years later. Well, I’ll tell ya… On a whim I made one of these up for Brent Hulme’s birthday about 5 years ago- he and Enzo ‘shared’ the birth date. I kind of lamely hoped they’d give it back (what??? what kind of a gift giver am I?) when Enzo shuffled off his mortal coil. Then, I found out it was the entire Hulme family’s favorite ornament and the only way I might see it back at my house was if it was written into a will; so, I made my own. I’ve been meaning to make one for our Christmas tree for nearly three years now and now I finally have.
Made from wool felt with a little flat quilt batting in the middle. I sewed it all together with embroidery floss. I tacked down the white parts and the nose with a quick basting stitch. I sewed on the sequins one at a time with clear thread, the entire front is covered.
My favorite part is the sequins. You see- it’s all about the sparkle, even when it comes to dogs. It took quite a while to sew on all the sequins- I would recommend a book on tape or keeping a good playlist rolling. It’s a good thing I find this kind of hand sewing very relaxing.
It has since occurred to me- why not make a sequined ornament for the new pets in the house or everyone in the family? I’ve got to look into some new silly design ideas.
Oh, and Hulme’s- you know I would make you 15 more Enzo’s if you asked.. I’m glad you still like your ornament!
Now that I can cross that off my list- I move onto the jeweled Christmas tree made from costume, old, antiquish jewelry. Hopefully it will be done this week too!