Being predominately a toy maker, I thought I would like to make little dogs or cats.
I came across a vintage pattern that gave me the basics and set about designing the Diddy Dogs.
The first prototype was ok, but not to my liking - the head looked too small for the body, the nose was too flat (non-exsistant really) and I wasn't happy with the nose stitching.
Here is Mark I
|Diddy Dog No Nose|
Here is Mark II. He looks better don't you think?
|Blue and White Diddy Dog|
|4" of cuteness|
Everything is firmly stitched in place, including his knitted collar and he is stitched together with a strong back stitch. His eyes are embroidered too, so there are no plastic or sharp bits to come adrift.
I will now get busy knitting various colour combinations in the hope that they will be popular at the Christmas craft fair in a couple of weeks time. I would like to get at least a dozen made by then.