Well, actually, Lulu is the one really responsible for all this inspiration. She's the one who organized the Pincushion swap on Ravelry. (Did I mention that I'm finally a Ravelry member?!) So, Lulu loves her sweet 14 year old pug, called Grampa. (Lulu's name on Ravelry is Gramma. I guess she feels about married to that pup, after 14 years!) I tried several new pincushion designs, knowing all the while that I would definitely be sending Lulu one of my Pug Pins due to her love interest. But then it dawned on me... how about a pincushion that goes WITH the pug. What better design than the doghouse?
I suppose this dog house is a bit of a girlie
design, for a male dog and all. But, hey,
at 14, one just has to go with the flow, right?! Anyhow, please don't spoil the surprise by showing Lulu my latest post. I want her to open the package and be so surprised that her eyes pop out, just like a pugs eyes do. If someone's there to take a picture, Gramma and Grampa will be look-alikes, just like an old married couple. How sweeeeet! I hope you love it, Lulu. I did so love making it for you. :o)
-I didn't post the photo of the back of the
dog house. The back has a little peek hole,
with writing around it that says "Peek Thru 2CU". It's a bit hard to read, but you can make it out if you try.
The next one I'm going to make will be a bird house for a sassy birdy. Then I'm going to list it on my etsy site, and I bet it won't sell because I'm going to make it about $125.00! I swear, this one took me 3 DAYS to make. But, really, doesn't everyone need a glorious house pincushion with a removable sassy pin that says everything about how avant-garde you are when you wear it?!!!