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)