One Christmas I decided to make dog shaped cookies for our friends and neighbors. It was a big hit! This year I took the same cookie cutter and created the ‘Jasper Ornament’- named after our family dog.
1. Use a dog cookie cutter as your pattern and trace two pieces onto a scrap of wool or felt material. Cut them out.
2. On one piece embroider the dog’s nose (quick stitch) eye (french knot) collar (chain stitch) etc.
3. Put the two pieces together using the outline stitch. Just before you finish, stuff the body with polyester fiberfill.
4. Complete with extra thread for hanging.
Note- Several different kinds of dogs on the same tree could be really fun.
(Photo- Martha B.)
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Updated 09/2013- I wonder if West Elm is reading Nibs?! A bunch of dog ornaments for Christmas- get them while supplies last. Or make your own. :)