Friday, November 14, 2008

Fiber Art Friday ... A New Pug Doll



I am so excited to announce my new pug art dolls made from my original handcarved pug design.

I created the 100% cotton fabric on an amazing website called spoonflower.com. My friend Brenda Pinnick told me about them and I cannot thank her enough!

Spoonflower.com is a new company that prints your designs on fabric on demand! Their quality, customer service and website are wonderful, exciting and inspiring!

Now absolutely everyone can make their own custom fabric even from family photographs!

I happily cut, sewed and stuffed these dolls and am proud to offer them in my Etsy Shop.








Here are some of the details...


Each doll is approximately 5 x 9 inches. The backing is also cotton fabric in assorted whimsical & colorful patterns chosen by me. The exact design will be a surprise revealed to you when you open your package. :)

So, what do you think of the new dolls? Emmitt and I would love to hear! I am so excited about them that I am off to sew some more.

Happy Friday everyone!

26 comments:

Mim said...

How have I missed your blog? Found it thru Marianne's list and I am a total Pug fanatic - having grown up with one. you can bet I'm off to your Etsy shop!!!!

Lisa M Griffin said...

How cute! I just love the tilt of his head in this pillow. You always have such a wonderful variety of items Melissa!
Have a good day,
Lisa

Liss said...

I like them a lot!

Laura said...

So cute - and where do you get your fabric tags?

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh....you are single-handedly making my Christmas list get out of control!!! SOO cute.

marianne said...

Hi Melissa,
There are no limits to your ug imagination@
Love the pillow and the stamp design is so wonderful!
Glad Mim found you as well

hug >M<

Sherry said...

These are just adorable. You are always so creative and thinking ahead. Amazing.

Manon Doyle said...

These are awesome Melissa! I'm in awe......do you sleep?
Have a great weekend!

Karine said...

Oh Melissa! They are so cool! What a great addition to your repertoire of cool pug things. (Loved the photos of Emmitt and Bogart, too!)

Punchbugpug said...

I LOVE THEM!!! Thanks for the link to the fabric...I've been trying to get someone to do fabric for ages!!!

Diana Evans said...

how cool are your new pug dolls!!! Melissa you are always creating wonderful new things...thanks for sharing the link...I have been wanting to make some fabric with my designs...what fun!

Have a wonderful weekend...

Hugs
Diana

Nevis said...

HOW cute!

The Devil Dog said...

The dogs are cool. Is the fabric washable? Mom needs to know. And dry-able? as in machine. :)

Roxy

Tara Ross Studios said...

yes, spoonflower contacted me when they were launching their beta site. I was too busy to participate however. I am curious as to where you get your cotton labels made though.

Very cute stuffies!!!!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

Hi tara
i have gotten a couple of questions on the labels. i just printed them myself on my inkjet printer on cotton fabric paper made for inkjets that i get at michaels. it is the sew on kind but they do make iron on too if you prefer. i use the june tailor brand.

hi roxy
the fabric on spoonflower is 100% cotton but you will need to visit their site to see what they say about washing it. i think the fabric is made by robert kaufmann so it probably follows the same rules as if you were buying designer fabric by the yard.

:) melissa

lizzyl said...

Hi Melissa! I love the new dolls! They are really really cute. They look great on that adorable sofa, too...I have been wanting to try Spoonflower...seems like a really great way to make fabrics! Good to know you liked it!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Happy Friday back to you! I ♥ your blog :)

Sandra y Coco said...

That is exactly what my home was missing! thank you!

Maggie and Mitch said...

The Puggie dollies are so cute! You have such great ideas, Melissa!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sandy Mastroni said...

I love your pug doll
and thank you for sharing where you got it printed Melissa 1

Puglette said...

Hi Melissa! Those puggy pillows are so sweet! I am so happy that spoonflower is not invitation only anymore. Those look so huggable! just right for snuggling wit, like a good pug!
Hugs,
Puglette
:o)

Paula said...

Melissa;

Your new creations are adorable. LOL......and I can see I am going to have to have some custom fabric made too!

Paula

Brenda PInnick said...

Hi Melissa, these printed pillows turned out fantastic!
I haven't used Spoonflower myself yet but intend to after I get back from London. Congrats on another cool pugilicious product!

Diane said...

Hi Melissa,
Can't even tell you how cute I think this is! Love it! You are simply amazing. I've heard of Spoonflower through my Yahoo group.
Have a great weekend!

xoxo Diane

Mare said...

OH! I LOVE these new dolls! I am crazy about dogs and dolls so you KNOW i've got to have one of these! ;)

Rebecca said...

These are really cool! I would love to see them bigger too! At this size they would be a doggy temptation in my house. They are way too cool for dog drool. Thanks for the resource link.