Monday, November 28, 2011

The Making of A Custom Ornament.

I was asked to make a custom ornament this year by a customer that I made custom ornaments for last year. It's sooooo nice to get repeat business! Anyhoo I thought I'd document the process for those who are interested.
 The client sent me a photo of their new dog. I did an ornament of their Yorkie last year. I then made a graphic of the dog. She has such beautiful markings but it's a felt ornie so I have to simplify them.
I printed out the basic shapes and started to cut and layer the colors.
Teeny tiny stitches.
This sweet Doxie has blue eyes so I used blue mini buttons. The white details have been layered on. The ears attached and the hanger too.
Here she is all sewn and lightly stuffed. Much more of a challenge then the Yorkie of last year.
I think she's really quite sweet! Just needs a bow then she's off to a new home!
Here's last year's Yorkie. I think I did a much better job this year. ;0)

5 comments:

Jingle said...

These are SO cute!

Maybeads said...

Omg - those are so cute! I agree, the doxie has some really pretty markings. You definitely did her justice with that ornament - just adorable!

Sarah said...

Oh oh oh that is so cool! Thank you so much hon...will have that and a treat off to you right off!
Huge hugs:)

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

They turned out soooo cute!! It's fun to watch how other people create their artwork. You did a wonderful job. :)

mary_smith said...

WOW! Your ornaments are beautiful. I just stumbled over from my own site...love the "next" button!

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