A very good friend of mine has two beautiful, sweet-natured rescue dogs that I love, and I knew straight away that the yarn I had found would be perfect to make an amigurumi version of one of them - a dark grey/black Shepherd mix. Luckily I already had some lovely light golden wool that would be perfect for the other dog, a Podengo cross with one upright and one floppy ear.
As her birthday was coming up, making amigurumi's of her two beloved dogs seemed like the perfect present, especially since she has admired my crocheted toys for ages now.
These are the results. They stand about 8cm tall.
The collar is a simple strip of red felt sewn in situ into a ring, and the ID tag is made by punching a hole in a tiny 5mm silver sequin and threading a thin wire jump ring through it. Then just thread the jump ring over the collar and close carefully using jewellery-making pliers.
Presentation is Everything
I also made a custom gift box for them using some K&Co patterned card, a Kraft recycled card tag (which I stamped the sentiment onto using black StazOn ink) and some green crochet cotton:
Did my friend like them? No, she loved them! I've never seen her so stunned and happy. I think by the time the evening was done everyone she knew had been sent a picture of the amigurumi dogs.
All of which makes me very happy - I love making things for people. :)