It is time for this months Mollie Makes again. A bit earlier this month, as I am actually making the item in the month of issue of the magazine!
This little sausage dog is so cute, I just had to make him up. Of course I can never leave well enough alone, so I have to improvise a little.
The kit included designs for the front and back of the dog. I assume that the dashed line around the design is the line to follow for stitching.
I decided though that I liked the way this gave an outline and I wanted to keep this. As I am greedy, I also needed two of these doggies as one was not enough.
So, a little thinking outside the box was needed.
I decided to cut out the designs to allow me to sew them together and leave a border to sew the dashed line around as an accent. I also found some plain white fabric to use as the backs, which meant that I could have two doggies, not just one!
So after cutting out and pinning to the backing fabric I cut out again and then sewed the two layers together.
Then turned right side out. I decided to do a running stitch in red along the dashed line before stuffing the doggie so that there would be a defined border all the way around.
Once this was done I stuffed little doggie and sewed him up!
Then I repeated the procedure and voila two little sausage dogs to play together.
Now, where do they look best together. Here...
Oh, looks as though they like my crochet basket! Watch out doggies, you don't want to get tangled up in the wool there.
Hope that you have had fun making up your sausage dogs too.
Mollie Makes don't know I exist by the way, this is just a report of my crafting which I wanted to share.