Doggie in Red


Not a Part of the Action

I took this picture of my “niece” Dallas as her Daddy was frying up some bacon for his house guests.  It was hard enough on poor Dallas when she was tossed outside, but then when those fabulous bacon smells began drifting through the open window … well, that was nearly too much for her!

I loved the expression on her face and decided to try making a redwork Dallas as a gift for her parents.  I went with the quickest “lightbox” I had, my computer, held up a white piece of cotton fabric, then traced the parts of the photo I wanted to use with a fabric pen.  (I probably shouldn’t recommend that, but it worked for me.)  When completed and added to the frame I painted just for this project, it looked like this:

My Niece Dallas

I should try this with my own pets next.

5 thoughts on “Doggie in Red

  1. Sara, I’ve been so out of the loop. How long have you had this site up? I love it.

    Where do you find the time for it all? I’ve been trying to use my embroidery machine for just a tiny project but even that has been put aside.

    I love what you did with Dallas. Any petowner would love something like this.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Hi Maggie!! This site is just a baby, only a few months old. I get antsy if I’m not making stuff, so I’m always working on something or other. (Just not always the RIGHT something or others – I have a baby blanket I have got to get to or I’ll miss babyhood entirely!) It keeps me sane to make stuff, and it’s the most fun when it’s a surprise for someone else. :)

    Thank you so much for stopping by, Maggie! I’ve missed you, Merry Christmas to your whole family!

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