Thursday, December 9, 2010

Robbie's Idea


Robbie had the idea of my making a cushion cover for his mother (my sister) to memorialize their terrier Teddy, who is no longer with them. The reference photo was taken by a family friend, Dick Gilmore.



For the fur, I felted a wool shirt I found on the street. I have plans to turn five sweaters which have been felted (three of them intentionally) into two fashion forward sweaters, possibly over that limbo week between Christmas and New Year's.

17 comments:

tony said...

Hey! A Good & Thoughtful Present.

ger said...

A stitched memento, I like that... looking forward to the results of your take 5 make 2 project...

Totalfeckineejit said...

So two sweaters were unintentionaly felted? That's a video I'd like to see.

Margaret said...

A sweet thing.

P.S.
Are you aware that Dylan Thomas looked very much like a terrier?

http://www.dylanthomasboathouse.com/english/dylan/dylan_intro.html

Coreopsis said...

I'm not sure which of the 3 is cuter. It's probably a good thing I don't have a dog like that (anymore), or I'd be drawing her all the time. Actually, when I did have one, I did draw her a lot. Black labs are a whole lot harder to draw. I really like the sketch, and the final thing. Great use of found objects.

Eva said...

... and with a pinch of humor. Would be a bit sentimental without it, but this way it is charming. She will love it!

Titus said...

Can you see anything?
Yes, wonderful things.

Celeste Bergin said...

ohhhhh this is so dear! I predict tears! You did a wonderful job of memorializing "Teddy"--it is just perfect!

Charles Gramlich said...

I like this. I'm not exactly sure what "felting" is. sounds kind of risque! :)

ArtSparker said...

TFE & Charles - boys, it's just putting a wool garment through the washer and dryer, which shrinks it and binds the fibers together. Disappointing, I know.

Tom said...

no idea what you're on about, but i love the outcome

Anja said...

Lovely

ROMANIŢAN NICOLAE - Lucrări personale said...

what a funny dog...
no the eye happening on the wall is the immortal eye of the big brother :P I'm joking....i don t know..a lot of students are expressing their remorses on the walls...

Deb G said...

Lot's of personality coming through...what a great idea!

PK Studios said...

OMG! That is the cutest little embroidery i've ever seen! SO sweet. I'm such a sucker for cute pups....and felting. Sometimes accidents have a happy outcome : )

Jasmine said...

This is brilliant Susan! I love it. xxJ

Rosie said...

Great idea and you got the expression perfectly.