Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tunisian Crochet Pug Doll Up Close & Personal


Happy Wednesday everyone!

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful birthday wishes for Archie yesterday!

He had a wonderful day all because of you! :)

He got a bunch of new yummy toys that he cannot wait to show you on Friday!

Today I want to show you a closer view of the new Tunisian Crochet pug doll I made for him.

This is the second project I have created with this new craft I am totally enjoying! Here is the first project I made with all the links to how you can get started too if you would like!

I just love the look of the stitches of the first stitch I have learned so far... the Tunisian Simple Stitch.





The Tunisian Crochet technique is perfect for creating flat work so I made up a pug doll for Archie using Tunisian Crochet for the body and single crochet stitches for all of the limbs, ears, birthday hat and facial features.

I free formed the shapes for all of features and sewed them on after the pug body was complete, sewn and stuffed.

It was so FUN to make it up as I went and watch him come to life!







The glass eyes came all the way from Germany!

Melanie found them on Probear.com!

She just made these two amazing fully jointed mohair bears!



I think they put the perfect final touch to his puggy face and the wonderful bears!

They come in all sorts of sizes and are very affordable!



Ta Da!

I just love how he turned out and he was so FUN to make for my Archie!

Happy Birthday little boy!

We are so lucky to have you!

xoxoxo
Melissa

7 comments:

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Love it and the Tunisian crochet effect is fantastic!
Aww, sweet bears, love the different colour ears.
Lynne x

Laura said...

You're amazing, Melissa! What a great creation for Archie!

Carol L McKenna said...

Wonderfully creative work and so adorable!

Carol of : A Creative Harbor ^_^

Mitch and Molly said...

The Puggie doll is just beautiful, Melissa! We love his tail!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Oh My PUGS!! Wesa forgots to wish you a Happy Birthday yesterday!! So Happy Belated Birthday from us'uns, Mr. Archie, and have your mama give you a special treat since we are celebratin' an additional day!!
Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi
Pee-S: What a CUTE Birthday Bear you have Archie...wish we had one!!
Our mama is not as creative as yours...but I guess we'll have to keep her and luvs her. Hehehehehe! :)

Dana Orsborn said...

I love the dolls!
They are so cute!
I bet Archie had the bestess birthday ever!

We hope you are all having a nice week!

-Dana, Daisy & Bruce

Tweedles -- that's me said...

So very adorable!
love
twee