Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Enjoying the After-Christmas "Glow"

I love the days just after Christmas....lazy days when I don't have to work and I get to piddle around the house.  I've been spending lots of time with my new doggie and all my friends predicted that I'd make her an Exceptional Woolies' sweater as soon as I had time.  Tonight I had time.  I went through all the felted sweaters to find a great look for Heidi.  I decided on a sweet beige cardigan sweater with a yoke in creams and browns.  Perfect for my brown, white and black little pooch.  The neckline fit perfectly over her head and I spent some time cutting and then doing "fittings" while she sat on my bed.

I put the button placket on top so that a button can be left open to accomodate her leash.
I made a band that fits underneath her tummy that buttons on one side with a big Mother-of-Pearl button...very stylish!

The sweater reminds me of 1960's high school student...with the flipped up hair with a headband and a little circle pin of course!  Heidi loves it and we took our inaugural walk to try it out.  She looked cute and warm and I'm pretty sure she was stepping a little higher...so proud of her new duds. Just in time for the POLAR VORTEX (yes, I just heard that on the weather!!!)  that is coming in the next week! BRRRRRRRRR.

1 comment:

  1. Your dog Heidi is a sweetie! Such a cute coat you made for her too. Lucky Dog! This is first dog I have ever had...I grew up with cats...and there is nothing like puppy love! Thanks for the kind words on my blog post today. First the endless rain and now the endless freezing temperatures! It needs to warm up in NC soon!!